Foster care for abandoned Cookie

Donkey now enjoying one-to-one attention near Axminster.

Cookie, an abandoned donkey, has started a new life in a foster home near Axminster.

Thanks to The Donkey Sanctuary, eight-year-old Cookie has undergone extensive treatment after being found wandering a long a busy road, underweight and with painful hooves.

Maxine Carter, farm manager for The Donkey Sanctuary, said: “The Donkey Sanctuary’s foster scheme allows young and healthy donkeys in our care to enjoy the one-on-one attention that only a private home can provide.

“It is always particularly rewarding to see a donkey that has had a difficult start in life develop in confidence and character to the point where they make the perfect addition to a family home.

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““Whilst in our care, Cookie became good friends with a donkey named Bastaville and the two of them are now enjoying life on a foster home near Axminster in East Devon.

“The pair have lovely friendly characters, and I have no doubt that they will benefit greatly from the extra love and attention their new foster owners will be able to provide.”

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The Donkey Sanctuary’s foster scheme carefully matches donkeys with prospective homes to ensure a happy future for both donkeys and foster owners. To find out more about fostering donkeys, please call the charity’s Welfare Team on 01395 578222 or visit

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