Sidmouth sanctuary given £2,000 to aid donkeys in India

A CHEQUE for £2,000 was given to Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary on Monday to help a donkey relief project in India.

A CHEQUE for £2,000 was given to Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary on Monday to help a donkey relief project in India.

The Palitana Donkey Relief Project will hold a donkey camp from November 15-18 in Palitana town in the Gujarat region of India.

Ila Shah, who has been helping co-ordinate the project from North London, presented David Cook, chief executive at the Sidmouth sanctuary, a cheque from the Shivsakti Seva Trust to cover the costs of sending one of its Donkey Sanctuary India vets and health assistants to the event and towards its work in India.

They will provide treatment, advice and education material to donkey owners in an area of India considered to be one of the most sacred among the Jains religious sect.


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It is home to more than 1,200 temples and donkeys are exposed to direct sun while carrying heavy loads up a path of 3,950 steps for 3.5 kilometres.

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