Although we have over 200 donkeys at our sanctuary in Israel, each one of them is like a family member to us – none more so than Lucy, our very first rescued donkey, who was found at the side of a busy highway 19 years ago. We are very sad to announce that dear Lucy had to be put to sleep this afternoon. Our vet had diagnosed Lucy with severe laminitis in all 4 legs. Laminitis is an extremely painful condition of the hooves and there was nothing that could be done to cure her. Lucy passed peacefully away with our team and her donkey friends all around her. RIP Lucy, our very first donkey who will never be forgotten.