Three rescued miniature donkeys have been taken into the care of Redwings Horse Sanctuary. The diminutive trio – named Wedgewood, Dudley and Jack – arrived at the charity in late December, and are now ready to meet visitors to the Ada Cole Centre.

“The Donkey Sanctuary and the RSPCA contacted Redwings to ask if we could offer them a secure future after their owners had been struggling with their care,” said Jo Franklin, Senior Field Officer and Ada Cole Centre Manager.

“They say good things come in small packages, and that is definitely the case with these three!

“They’re all miniature donkeys, at less than 9hh, but that doesn’t mean they require any less specialist care or facilities to ensure they stay happy and healthy.”

Meet the donkeys

The donkeys are thriving at Redwings’ Ada Cole centre in Essex, and are ready to meet families this Easter weekend.

They join the existing residents of Ada Cole, which also includes Adoption Stars Tinkerbell, Zippy, Elvis and Dotty, who are all available to sponsor for from £2 a month through the Redwings Adoption Scheme.

Spring opening hours have now begun at the Visitor Centre, in Nazeing, and it is now open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am until 4pm. Visitors can meet the horses, ponies and donkeys, enjoy food and drink from Dolly’s Café and browse the gift shop

Entry is free but donations are very welcome. All Redwings’ centres are dog friendly.

Later this month the centre will be celebrating Tinkerbell’s birthday party (Sunday 14 April). Activities start from 11.15am, all are invited and entry is free. Visitors will be able to speak to her carers, watch Tinkerbell enjoy a groom and share a pony-friendly birthday cake with her friends.

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