Lilly Still Needs Our Help
On a recent trip to Athens, one of the Greek ladies at the shelter found a donkey wandering in the road which had many scars and damage to her skin and body, clearly the result of years of abuse and neglect. We hid her away at the shelter in the hope she did not have an owner. We named her Lilly.
Well it’s been a long couple of months.
It turns out the owner is a gypsy who has been searching for her. He is a horrible man who trades in horses and donkeys. He buys donkeys and horses who are old or ill and he sells them as meat to zoos and other horrible ends. Poor Lilly, her fate was to be killed and eaten.
The ladies in Athens have fought hard for Lilly and have done things the right way with the police. After some haggling and paying the horrible man to sign her over to them, Lilly is finally safe from ever having to return to her old cruel life again.
So what to do with a donkey at a dog shelter?
Luckily Barbara and Fanis from Crete answered our prayers by agreeing to take care of Lilly for us in Crete. They run Agia Marina donkey sanctuary and are wonderful people who love and take care of many donkeys and other animals. It’s a paradise for the donkeys and Lilly has been given her place in the family. Where she will have donkey friends and the best care.
How can you help?
Everything costs money and we would love to be able to pay for Lilly’s travel costs to get her to Crete to her happy future.
We hope to raise 400 euros to cover the cost of paying the gypsy and transport. We would also love to raise extra so we can give a good donation to Barbara and Fanis for opening their doors for one more. They have never asked anything in return but donkeys cost money and so it would be great to be able to give them some funds to care for her.
If you’re able to help please donate via the options below .
Chimney Farm International Dog Rescue
Sort code 40-21-05
Account number 81850911
Thank you and we hope you will agree we have to help any animals that need us even if not doggies.
Please state friends and family, or else we get charged for the transaction and less money for the Lilly.