A take-charge donkey named Ellie is credited with saving three horses and another donkey from the wildfire burning in Fort Collins, CO after the couple boarding them was forced to evacuate.
Nestled on 80 acres in the Turtle Valley is the Donkey Refuge. A registered charity, the refuge is a permanent, secure and safe home for more than 30 donkeys that have been rescued or surrendered from all over British Columbia.
In many parts of the world, donkeys (also called burros or asses) play an essential role in the daily lives of the people who rely on them for their amazing capacities as hardworking beasts of burden.
It’s not every day Queen Elizabeth invites a British citizen from Israel to garden party, but Lucy Fensom’s charity for donkeys apparently was enough to prompt an invitation to last week’s event as Britain celebrates the Queen’s 60 years as monarch.