A donkey smiles from ear to ear after being rescued


Donkey rescued from flooding in Ireland seems to smile when towed to safety

Last Sunday, a donkey that ran aground in the flood waters is recovering after a club member oar saved it in Ireland. The woman shared a message on her Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR) Facebook page asking for help, fsrn writes.

The animal escaped from his stable in Killorglin, Co Kerry, on Saturday night after bad weather damaged the door.

The donkey was found stranded in a field the next morning, surrounded by a deep flood, after a nearby river overflowed.

Mike Fleming, a member of the Killorglin Rowing Club, discovered it and with a team of rescuers from the animal shelter, managed to get a rope and buoyancy aid around the donkey before pulling it to the ground.

A spokeswoman for Animal Heaven Animal Rescue said the donkey, which was named Mike after its rescuer, is recovering at the animal shelter while his stable is being repaired.

Suzanne Gibbons, founder of the shelter, said: «It is now dried with towels, eating a hot puree, all cozy and hot and our vet saw it and put it on antibiotics to prevent pneumonia.

He has some fluid in one lung but our vet said he was going to recover.

THANK YOU very much to everyone who helps animals in need 💞

I love donkeys. He is really smiling…

This story originally appeared on fsrn.info

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