Earlier this month we made a lightning visit to the Agia Marina Donkey Rescue in Crete for a relief-giving ‘teeth and feet’ session. Aris and Alkis brought their farriery and dentistry skills to the 24 animals Fanis and Barbara care for there. Most are long term residents but there are also 7 newer arrivals.
them. Many end up sadly neglected. The few sanctuaries that provide some of them with a dignified retirement are struggling to cope. With most of them closed to visitors while the world tries to deal with Covid, their funds have taken a hit. We know the relief our professionals can bring to the elderly or abused animals they care for is more important than ever.