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PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary

“Wilson!  Come here Wilson!”  Sheila Burns, founder of PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary, a farm for abused animals, calls over to a donkey grazing blissfully in the grass.  He looks up slowly upon hearing his name but then goes right back to his task.  I wonder out loud if Wilson, along with all the other donkeys, can recognize their names.  In a heartbeat, Sheila quips, “They do, they just have selective hearing.”


Image: Phil Raby

This sanctuary currently harbours 20 donkeys, four mules and one pony.  There are potbelly pigs, sheep, a goat, numerous cats and one dog.  Each of them has a name and each has a history, but often it’s a sad one.

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