There are just too many mentally sick people in the world. In a recent animal cruelty report, beyond any rational explanation, a donkey’s tail was completely severed in a nighttime attack in the animal’s paddock. According to the Animal Shelter in Little Haven, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom, who were asked to help because the owners could not afford the expensive care and treatment, the jack donkey named Eeyore was left with the bone exposed and spinal fluid oozing out of his open wound.
“The owners, with vet advice have tried to get this to heal but sadly extensive surgery is the only way this can be resolved, and the owners were struggling so they asked for help… Immediately after arrival we called in the vets from Cotts Equine Hospital being specialist in the field, we wanted to know what our options were; they confirmed that there is bone exposed and the injury is leaking spinal fluid. The only option is surgery to removed part of this bone, and using the skin left sew up to give him a ‘docked tail’ look. It’s a fairly skilled operation…”
“When Eeyore is all healed he should have another 15 or 20 years of life left to enjoy,” stated Thomas. “He is such a wonderful, gentle animal. Despite being in a lot of pain he stands calmly as we change his dressing every day and he loves all the volunteers. I can’t thank our supporters enough for their help.”
Although the surgeons and Green Acres Animal Rescue will not be able to “pin the tail on the donkey,” Eeyore will heal and the ten-year-old donkey enjoy years to “hee haw” in delight.
Police have been notified, but there have been no clues as to the responsible person(s). Will they do it again to another animal or will they progress in their cruelty and hurt humans next? Someone must know; be the voice for those who cannot speak.
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(Photos of donkey’s tail cut off courtesy of Green Acres Animal Rescue)
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