Danny Curran, from Falcarragh, runs the sanctuary in Raphoe where he now lives.
And after an appeal in a national newspaper last week, he has been inundated with offers of help.
“It’s been a great response,” said Danny. “We have almost 30 animals here now and they are being well looked after but we need more help to look after them.”
He is now seeking the help of a lorry driver. He explained: “A farmer in Laois has offered us a lorry load of silage but we don’t have the transport for it.
“So if there is anyone who can help, we’d be very grateful.”
He urgently needs food and support to get the donkeys over the Christmas period. And there is an adopt-a-donkey initiative which local schools have helped with, costing €25 per month.
“Some are abandoned because people can’t afford to keep them any longer. I found one tied to a scrapped car. Other people buy them as pets and put them in their gardens only to realise that they ruin your lawn,” said Danny.
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