Badikhel, May 8, 2016- Animal Nepal on World Donkey Day worshiped it’s 23 rescued donkeys at Godawari Donkey Sanctuary. The programme started by worshiping them with Tika, Khada and lots of healthy snacks. Some of our horses and mules like Hella, Mox, puppy and Buddy took advantage of the day and grabbed some yummy carrots and cabbage along with other donkeys. Not only the healthy one but also the sick donkeys like Batuli and Naina residing at our isolation unit were worshiped. A short workshop on the importance of Donkey was also conducted with donkey owners from brick factories of Lalitpur.
According to our Senior Vet Dr. Atish Yadav, “Donkeys are one of the most neglected animals in Asia. The donkey owners come from very poor economic background and hence their Donkey is nothing more than a ‘money making machine’ for them. They need to realize the importance of donkey and respect them not only as someone who earns for them but also as a loyal and hardworking animal.” The donkey owners were presented with saddles and harnesses made by Animal Nepal. The saddle making training was provided by The Donkey Sanctuary India last year.
Godawari Donkey sanctuary looked beautiful with happy donkeys enjoying the best meal of their lives. Animal Nepal Founder President Pramada Shah and honorary Board Member Rita Limbu also joined the programme. Our rescued donkeys Krishna and Naina was extra-pampered by Mrs.Shah who is extremely fond of them.
Animal Nepal, with the support of The Donkey Sanctuary, now works in over fifteen brick factories, where it organises regular health camps and educates the owners and handlers. Animal Nepal rescues sick and handicapped equines who are either blind or lame or severely malnourished. After a live of abuse, we provide them with well deserved retirement, including good nutrition and ongoing treatment. Most residents are financially supported by individual sponsors through Animal Aid Abroad Australia.