Donkeystar Update 17th June
“Donkeystar” Mannar urban Donkeys.
During Sam’s recent trip to Mannar to work with their colleagues at TAPA for a spay neuter clinic she discovered that Mannar is also home to approx. 1000 wild donkeys , whilst many in the rural areas seem to be healthy over 350 live in the urban… area ( recent census data from Diaspora Lanka ) and many are in very poor condition.
Dogstar’s Sam has met with Diaspora Lanka ( a human NGO working in Mannar who are also very concerned about the donkeys ) and has committed to help, Dogstar’s good friends at World Veterinary Service have also offered to assist Dogstar If you would like to help you can donate via Dogstar’s donkey appeal here. http://www.justgiving.com/MannarDonkeys
The Dogstar Foundation are always grateful for any donations however small. Thank you
Donkey that had a broken hindleg
Mother and baby outside our guest house eating a carrot we supplied , they spend most of the day grazing on the land which in the dry season is almost barren.
Mother with her foal
One of the Donkey’s with an injured neck by the roadside about 1km outisde town centre.
Donkey with what looks like a injured neck
A large number of the Urban Donkeys are found eating rubbish on scrub land such as this.
One of the Donkeys looking for food
Plastic bags , rubbish and fabric seem to make up a large ammout of their diet.
Plastic, not a good diet for a Donkey!
This is about 1km outside the town centre.
Donkey and street dog at bus station , from what we could tell the bag contained left over curry and rice.
Donkey and one of the street dogs