A 16-year old Mare Pony and a 10-year old Gelded Donkey are on the mend after being rescued from a farm in Bristol County where they were not provided with adequate shelter and protection from the recent extreme cold weather.
Due to the frigid temperatures and an inability and lack of desire by the owner to provide necessary shelter, the animals were surrendered to the Animal Rescue League of Brewster. The surrender uncovered other health concerns such as inadequate diet, lack of potable water, and hooves that were badly overgrown and needed immediate attention from a farrier.
Despite their former condition, officials at the ARL shelter say the pony and donkey are extremely friendly, happy, and enjoy daily human contact. The bonded pair continue to receive veterinary care and are moving towards being made available for adoption.