A donkey rescued from flooding in Ireland appears to be smiling as it is safely towed.
A donkey caught in flooding last Sunday is recovering after a rowing club member rescued him in Ireland. The woman shared a post of her own asking for her help on her AHAR (Animal Heaven Animal Rescue) Facebook page.
The animal escaped from a stable in Kiloglin, Kerry County, on Saturday night after the gates were damaged by bad weather.
The next morning, the donkey was found trapped in a field surrounded by deep flooding after a river overflowed a nearby bank.
Mike Fleming, a member of the Killorglin Rowing Club, found out about this and, along with a rescue team from the animal shelter, tied a rope around the donkey, pulled it up and dragged it to dry ground.
A spokesperson for Animal Heaven Animal Rescue said a donkey named Mike, after the rescuer, is recovering at the animal shelter while the stables are being repaired.
Shelter founder Suzanne Gibbons said, “Now he’s towel-dried, eating hot mashed potatoes, and everything is cozy and warm. Our vet tested him and prescribed antibiotics to prevent pneumonia.”
He has a small amount of fluid in one lung, but our vet said he will recover.
Thank you to everyone who helps animals in need 💞
Love donkey. He really laughs…