Blackpool beach donkeys looking for winter homes

Donkeys which give rides to tourists on the sands of Blackpool in the summer are now looking for winter homes.

The beach donkey operators, who provide the rides, are appealing on behalf of their animals.

The owners want to find alternative accommodation for their donkeys during the winter to give them a break.

They are working with international animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary to find temporary accommodation for their donkeys.

Molly Lloyd, The Donkey Sanctuary's regional welfare officer responsible for North West England said: "Caring for donkeys can be incredibly rewarding, and looking after beach donkeys over the winter months will not only ensure that they can rest from their summer duties, but also give you hours of fun.

"Donkeys are companion animals and so any winter accommodation would need to be able to take a pair or group of donkeys.

"If you can provide an acre of well-fenced grazing with a shelter, fresh water supply and electricity, and have the time and commitment to care for donkeys over the winter months, please get in touch."

The Donkey Sanctuary can provide free support and advice to anyone interested in helping out.

If you would like to find out more about providing a winter home to beach donkeys, please contact Molly Lloyd on 07850 963563 or the charity's Welfare Department on 01395 578222.

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9:12am Fri 9 Sep 11

notchuffed says...

I would offer but I've been looking after the missus for 45 years and it's winter all year round.

Main trouble is she won't go on the back loan to eat the grass
I would offer but I've been looking after the missus for 45 years and it's winter all year round. Main trouble is she won't go on the back loan to eat the grass notchuffed

9:38am Fri 9 Sep 11

petestan says...

To get back on topic why do the owners need the public to look after the donkeys over the winter?
The owners have been making money from them all through the tourist season but now they can't during the winter they want joe public to look after them, then once it's tourist season again they will take them back.
To get back on topic why do the owners need the public to look after the donkeys over the winter? The owners have been making money from them all through the tourist season but now they can't during the winter they want joe public to look after them, then once it's tourist season again they will take them back. petestan

10:00am Fri 9 Sep 11

useyourhead says...

petestan wrote:
To get back on topic why do the owners need the public to look after the donkeys over the winter?
The owners have been making money from them all through the tourist season but now they can't during the winter they want joe public to look after them, then once it's tourist season again they will take them back.
just what i was about to say, if they can't provide year round care they shouldn't be using the animals at all, I would be ashamed to put out such a request.
[quote][p][bold]petestan[/bold] wrote: To get back on topic why do the owners need the public to look after the donkeys over the winter? The owners have been making money from them all through the tourist season but now they can't during the winter they want joe public to look after them, then once it's tourist season again they will take them back.[/p][/quote]just what i was about to say, if they can't provide year round care they shouldn't be using the animals at all, I would be ashamed to put out such a request. useyourhead

12:06pm Fri 9 Sep 11

Billypieman says...

I'm sure there's a place at Turf Moor for a couple more.
I'm sure there's a place at Turf Moor for a couple more. Billypieman

1:46pm Fri 9 Sep 11

hasslem hasslem says...

I have had the comment:
Turf Moor - Back Four
removed twice now and other people who have said the same have also had the same posting removed. Below is LT's legals about postings on here.
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Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious.
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Nothing false - just a suggestion, nothing abusive - just to raise a smile
nothing malicious - just banter.
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when you read some of the tripe that people put on here and doesnt get removed....it frankly beggars belief. LT - grow a pair.
I have had the comment: Turf Moor - Back Four removed twice now and other people who have said the same have also had the same posting removed. Below is LT's legals about postings on here. . Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. . Nothing false - just a suggestion, nothing abusive - just to raise a smile nothing malicious - just banter. . when you read some of the tripe that people put on here and doesnt get removed....it frankly beggars belief. LT - grow a pair. hasslem hasslem

4:45pm Fri 9 Sep 11

burner says...

Well, blow me, hasslem. I put your tremendous witicism on EVERY story here this afternoon and they have ALL gone!!!!!!! What the . . . . ?
Well, blow me, hasslem. I put your tremendous witicism on EVERY story here this afternoon and they have ALL gone!!!!!!! What the . . . . ? burner

9:25pm Fri 9 Sep 11

ste.g says...

The beach donkey operators, who provide the rides, are appealing on behalf of their animals.

cheecky blerts.feed you own donkeys and stop trying to make out sob stories to get YOUR donkeys fed and sheltered for free or to save money.
The beach donkey operators, who provide the rides, are appealing on behalf of their animals. cheecky blerts.feed you own donkeys and stop trying to make out sob stories to get YOUR donkeys fed and sheltered for free or to save money. ste.g

6:12pm Mon 12 Sep 11

Sister Wendy says...

A donkey is for life...no just the tourist season!!!
A donkey is for life...no just the tourist season!!! Sister Wendy

6:14pm Mon 12 Sep 11

Sister Wendy says...

...I meant not, not 'no'...sorry!
...I meant not, not 'no'...sorry! Sister Wendy

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