Tag Archives: disability

What’s New at the Donkey Villa?

With winter kicking up its heels in Kentucky, we have transitioned our two wonderful long-eared girls into winter mode. See how their very own villa has been outfitted to accommodate the girls’ needs perfectly through the cold season. How many donkeys can claim they have their own villa? Since both these girls are disabled, we feel they certainly deserve only

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Kevin’s 1 Week Progress Report

Little Kevin has had his prosthetic leg now for one full week, wearing it for about one hour in the morning and again in the evening. These are training and physical therapy sessions for him which include stretching exercises for the contracted muscles around his hip. He faced a combination of several issues. an outward rotation of the lower leg

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A New Leg for Kevin

7 months old Kevin is showing off his prosthetic leg. He is now undergoing practice sessions twice daily to learn about putting weight on the new leg and relax his very contracted right hip area. As of right now, an extension had to be taped to the bottom of the prosthetic leg to allow the prosthetic to come in contact

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Little Blind Pearl is Here!

This afternoon a red trailer pulled through the farm gates of the sanctuary carrying very special cargo. A beautiful 5-month-old, white donkey named Little Pearl. Pearl was born blind and didn’t have a way to safely live on a farm where she could not be adequately protected from potential attacks by predators. For this reason, the kind owners of the

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