A donkey rescued from flooding in Ireland seems to be smiling when he was dragged to safety…
Last Sunday, a donkey stranded in flood water is recovering after a member of a rowing club rescued him in Ireland. The woman shared a post on her Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR) Facebook page asking for help.
The animal escaped from a barn in Killorglin, Co Kerry, on Saturday night after bad weather damaged the gate.
The donkey was found stranded in a field the next morning, surrounded by deep flood water, after the river overflowed near its banks.
Mike Fleming, a member of Killorglin Rowing Club, found out and with a team of rescuers from the animal shelter, managed to get a rope and buoyancy aid around the donkey before pulling him to land.
A spokeswoman for Animal Heaven Animal Rescue said the donkey, named Mike after the rescuer, was recovering at the animal shelter while his barn was being repaired.
Suzanne Gibbons, the shelter’s founder, said: He is now towel-dried, eats hot porridge, all cozy and warm, and our vet saw him and started antibiotics to prevent pneumonia.
There is some fluid in one lung, but our vet said he will recover.
THANK you so much for anyone who helps animals in need 💞