THE Donkey Sanctuary in Fuente de Piedra provides love and refuge to mules rescued from abusive environments.
And to celebrate World Animal Day they have launched their ‘Week of Solidarity’ fundraising campaign.
“These animals are too often victims of neglect and mistreatment and their suffering is too often ignored. Each euro donated to The Donkey Sanctuary is used to treat them, to protect them, to promote their image in society through dissemination and education initiatives,” said the sanctuary owner.
From October 4, there will be a digital marathon on their Facebook page, which supporters can tune in to.
World Animal Day started in 1925 and has since played a pivotal role in raising awareness to the importance of animals and the way we treat them.
It is celebrated on October 4 to coincide with the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
“Today more than ever, in days of unprecedented climate and environmental crisis, society needs to reflect and become aware of the impacts of human activity on biodiversity and animal welfare,” said a Donkey Sanctuary employee.
“In addition to the climate crisis, the impoverishment caused by the ongoing health emergency has further contributed to intensifying episodes of abandonment and neglection by many owners who are no longer able to provide for the maintenance of their animals.”