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The Karoo Donkey Sanctuary, where we support 250 donkeys rescued from the Chinese donkey skin trade, is in a corona crisis! South Africa is going into total lockdown and the only fodder supplier in this remote area is closing.

We have 24 hours to secure food, or donkeys could starve!

If we can raise $10,000 (£8,700) to buy the food in bulk, we can get the donkeys through the three-week quarantine period. If we don’t get the food, there is a real chance donkeys will die. We desperately need your help to avoid a massive problem.

If we miss the deadline by a day, the lockdown will be in force and costs will soar. Not every supplier will close, but prices and transport costs will be prohibitive. We must act immediately before it is too late. Please, this is URGENT, donate right now if you possibly can.

Grazing for these beautiful donkeys is scarce in the semi-desert Karoo where they live. Without additional food, they will slowly starve.

We can't let them die!


We only have 24 hours to get them help. The donkeys need you the most now. The clock is ticking, and your help as an animal lover is needed.

These are donkeys rescued from the brutal donkey-skin trade - they narrowly escaped being skinned alive in illegal bush slaughterhouses. Imagine how they would feel surviving that only to now face a horrible death by starvation.

Please, help us keep these donkeys alive by donating now.

For the animals,


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

P.S. We have to remind you how important it is for you to be careful of catching the disease. Please look after yourself, stay inside and this too shall pass. Please, if you possibly can, donate right now for the donkeys.

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