Injured donkeys find sanctuary at Oasis Park veterinary hospital
Two semi-wild donkeys which may have died are being nursed back to health, thanks to the dedicated team at Oasis Park in Fuerteventura.
Both were brought to the rehabilitation centre by the Civil Guard after two separate alerts from local residents.
The first donkey was found lying in the middle of a road and was in a very bad state. The other was brought in a couple of days later after worried villagers in Esquinzo saw that it was unable to walk.
Oasis Park Fuerteventura was asked to step in and has been looking after the two Majorero donkeys for the last few weeks. Both are showing signs of tremendous improvement.
One of the animals had a serious problem with its hooves which was hindering its mobility. It was also very thin and dehydrated.
The donkey has been undergoing extensive treatment and it is hoped it will eventually be able to walk again normally although this is not certain at this stage.
The other donkey, barely a few months old, came to the hospital with a fractured tibia which is expected to fully heal because of its young age.
Oasis Park gives its treatment free of charge and always tries to reintroduce any creature back into the wild if they are healthy enough.