Imagine being just a few weeks old and ripped from your mother’s side, only to be tied up, dragged along a gravel road, beaten up and left to die.
This is the despicable and heartbreaking abuse that was meted out to a baby donkey by Bedouin children in the southern West Bank, close to the city of Hebron. Urgent help is needed to save the life of this defenseless, now-orphaned donkey, who is clinging to life after his ordeal.
This tragic little soul, who we have named Dash, was found in a wasteland by a truck driver who saw the children torturing him. Dash had huge, bloody wounds all over his little body. The truck driver chased the children away – they fled the scene and have not been seen since. Had it not been for this good Samaritan, Dash would surely have been beaten to death.
When this kind man reached him, Dash was crying in fear and desperately searching for his mother. Can you imagine how terrified this poor foal must have been as he lay battered and bleeding in the baking sun, with no food, no water, and in the most excruciating pain? It just breaks our hearts.
The truck driver contacted our partner on the ground, the Starting Over Sanctuary (SOS), which immediately rushed to the scene to fetch Dash. He was so weak that they had to carry him into the sanctuary for emergency medical care.
Dash requires expensive medical treatment. We aren’t sure he will survive, but we are doing everything in our power to help him and show him that not all humans are heartless and cruel. Please, help us show Dash kindness and compassion for the first time in his short life by donating to his recovery now.