Hello! Meet Matilda!
DATE OF ADMISSION:- November 2014
AGE:- Late teens
BROUGHT FROM:- Ireland
REASON FOR RESCUE:- Save from ill-treatment
NEUTERED:- No, gave birth to a filly in 7th August 2015
MEDICAL HISTORY:- Fit and well
DIET:- Hard feed and loves carrots and ginger biscuits
BEHAVIOURAL HISTORY:- A lady with attitude but has mellowed and will no allow cuddles to her head
LIKES:- Ginger biscuits
DISLIKES:- Hates the farrier and has to be sedated, hates back end touching and will kick out
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:- We got Matilda as companion for our donkeys, Sidney and Jon-Jo but, since the boys were adopted, her best friend has been Madonna. She’s much less grumpy than she was but is still nervous on occasions. We’ve seen big improvements in her temperament and hope to see more as past memories hopefully recede.
What we didn’t know when Matilda arrived was that she was just pregnant, so we didn’t know when she was due. Donkey pregnancies can be quite elastic and she grew very large and we’ve been on high alert expecting a foal for about two months. But at last, in the early hours of 6th August, little Pollyanna arrived safely and is a little beauty. Look at the last photo and see how she’s grown in just 9 months!