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Imagine being a terrified young donkey foal, less than a year old, bound with ropes in the baking desert sun, slowly starving to death?

This is exactly what happened to two baby donkeys in the Bedouin town of Lakiya in southern Israel. These little guys, who had been subject to such disgusting abuse, were on death's doorstep. Please, will you help them by donating right now?

Help us to take action by donating today!

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The poor baby donkeys were subjected to unspeakable brutality! They need urgent help to survive!

The foals - who had been stolen from their mothers - had their legs tied by Bedouin children so they couldn’t escape. One of the little foals was crying in fear and desperately calling for his mother. Can you imagine how terrified these poor babies must have been, trapped in the baking sun, with no food, no water and desperately seeking their mother’s milk? It’s utterly heartbreaking.


One of the foals found in the desert with his legs still bound

Ripped from their mothers’ sides, the babies were terrified, starving and desperately searching for comfort….

The foals were spotted by a good Samaritan who immediately called our partner on the ground, the Starting Over Sanctuary (SOS). It took the team several hours to locate the donkeys in the desert area of Lakiya - and when they finally did, it was in the nick of time. The foals were in such shocking condition that they were barely alive. They were emaciated, dehydrated and clearly abused.

Immediately, SOS rushed them for emergency medical care at its sanctuary. The babies were so weak, they were virtually carried in by their saviors - their little legs kept buckling beneath them.


A foal with her surrogate mother at the Starting Over Sanctuary

Right now, it’s touch and go for these ailing youngsters… but with your help, they stand a fighting chance!

Help us to take action by donating today!

Donate today

The foals need YOUR help to survive. Your donations will enable us to provide the medical care and food they need to survive after their awful and traumatic start to life.

We urgently need to raise $6,700 (£5,000) to nurse these baby donkeys back to health. Your donations will be used for medical treatment, food, and care, so that these precious animals may finally know human kindness.

For the animals,


Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!)
Network for Animals

P.S. The donkey foals deserve to live and thrive! Donkeys are beautiful creatures, capable of great love, but because of cruelty like this and the unrelenting Chinese demand for their skins (used for face cream of all things), the entire donkey species could be wiped out - and it's up to us to help them. Please, be as generous as you can today and help these baby donkeys have a chance at a better life.

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