Mexican mule helped by Sidmouth charity

PUBLISHED: 16:01 21 August 2009 | UPDATED: 10:01 18 June 2010

The life of Adolfo's mule was saved by the Donkey Sanctuary

The life of Adolfo's mule was saved by the Donkey Sanctuary

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A MEXICAN man and his mule are better off thanks to Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. The charity has provided life-saving treatment to Adolfo s mule, which suffered horrific injuries after it was struck by a lorry. Adolfo, who relies on his three donkeys to c

A MEXICAN man and his mule are better off thanks to Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary.

The charity has provided life-saving treatment to Adolfo's mule, which suffered "horrific" injuries after it was struck by a lorry.

Adolfo, who relies on his three donkeys to carry out his daily tasks, had to leave his mule at the side of the road after the accident and continue on his hour long trek back to his remote village.

Fortunately one of the Donkey Sanctuary's mobile teams, based in Mexico City, was passing by and treated the mule.

Sidmouth based Amanda Gordon, PR officer for the charity, said: "I met up with Adolfo at his home during a visit to Mexico and I could see that he had no choice but to leave his mule at the side of the road.

"It was heartbreaking and made me appreciate all the facilities that we have around us and take for granted - there really was nothing he could do.

"The wounds the mule endured on his left hind quarter were absolutely horrific. Luckily, though, our team was able to save the mule's life. Adolfo is so thankful- without our help he would not be able to use his mule which he relies on to transport wood from his village in exchange for basic goods such as sugar and soap.


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