New Moroccan Animal Shelter Cares For Local Donkeys At No Cost (Video)
"A new shelter opened in Fez to help donkeys of people like Jibelo, who can't afford a good resting place or veterinary care. The shelter offers free care and protection. 'I bought this donkey 12 years ago. He was ten years old. He has grown old and tired, but we are patient with him,' Abdelqader Jibelo, the owner of the donkey, said while getting the animal ready to carry goods in the ancient city of Fez in Morocco. Jibelo's donkey is almost 22 years old but still has to work, because Jibelo doesn't have enough money to buy a younger donkey." Via Reuters.
Donkeys are essentially in the city of Fez, where the streets are narrow and donkeys are used largely in place of vehicles to transport goods and people. It warms our hearts to see that a new shelter has opened with the excellent goal of caring for these underappreciated creatures, because everyone deserves a little TLC (tender loving care).