The team at Bransby Horses have paid tribute to two of their most popular and well-loved donkeys, Nero and his half-brother Domino.

The donkeys were sadly put to sleep after their ongoing health issues had become unmanageable. Both donkeys had been struggling for a few weeks and the charity’s veterinary team came to the difficult decision that it was the right thing to do.

“Both Nero and Domino were loved by just about everyone who works at Bransby Horses as well as their supporters,” said a spokesman for the charity. “Domino was one of our most popular Sponsorship Stars, as was Nero before he retired.”

Both donkeys had been with Bransby Horses for decades.

“They will be sorely missed by all the team, who take comfort in knowing they had a wonderful life with us and lived to a very good age,” added the spokesman.

Bransby Horses works to improve the lives of horses, donkeys and mules. Founded in 1968 by Mr Peter Hunt, it is now one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities, currently responsible for around 1,000 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, many of whom come from situations of neglect and mistreatment. 

Supporters are invited to make a donation in memory of Nero or Domino to help towards the charity’s ongoing care of all of its animals. To find out more, click here.

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