Badhikhel- 12 August- 2014, Animal Nepal’s team did not expected that one day SINGH would be running on his four feet when they came across the suffering mule for the first time. Singh seemed at the end of his wits due to a severe front leg injury and various other wounds. The young red-brown 2 year old was the victim of a fight among equines at a Bhaktapur brick factory.
In March Animal Nepal realised Singh’s working life at a Bhaktapur kiln had come to an end due to multi trauma injuries. Singh’s owner agreed that the suffering mule should be taken to the Godavari Donkey Sanctuary. Here veterinarians Dr Koirala and Yadav provided the hard working equine with medical treatment including painkillers, Vitamins and Neurobin injections. Comfortable bedding was provided to ensure his comfort. With regular follow up treatment and hoof trimming Singh’s front leg slowly recovered but still suffered from bended front legs.
Dr Koirala and Yadav decided it was time for electric laser Massage Therapy. The treatment continued for about four months. Singh now started to show rapid improvement and changes in his appearance. His body colour changed from red brown to black. Today Singh’s legs are completely recovered and the young mule is enjoyed a comfortable life with other rescued ‘brick donkeys’ at the shelter.
At Animal Nepal we are happy to see that Singh nowadays walks and runs faster than other donkey at the sanctuary. Singh’s feet indeed have become ‘happy feet’!