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FARM FEARS: Berkhamsted donkey sanctuary hit hard by damage amidst cold winter

 Published on: 4th February 2024   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A farm in Berkhamsted that acts as a haven for maltreated or abused donkeys is appealing for help from the public after a brutal winter.

Folly Farm is a non-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers and on donations to provide a safe place for donkeys and ponies for them to live out the rest of their natural lives.

Unfortunately, two incidents this winter have negatively impacted the farm, with the first being when a 200 year old tree fell and clipped the side of their hay barn in January, with co-proprietor Sue having only been inside the building a few minutes earlier.

As well as that, during the recent cold snap, an old sink pipe burst, causing most of the farm to be covered in hazardous ice. Now, the farm is asking for donations from the public to help cover the costs of these repairs and the general upkeep of the place.

The farm is also asking for aid in another area. Every year, they and numerous over local animal rescue centres take part in a charity auction organised by One Voice for Animals UK.

This auction requires all participants to provide at least one item for the event in March, which will then be put up for bidding. However, the farm currently has no items of note that are worth auctioning, thus they are also asking for donations items that they could put up for the sale.

To donate and find out more, visit Folly Farm’s website.

Photo Credit: Folly’s Farm

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