Rose Button, the "Donkey Queen of Moulay" is going from strength to strength. Thanks to her, each month the working donkeys of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune are visited by vets from the American Fondouk in Fez. The entire enterprise, is organised by Rose and funded through her own efforts and donations from visitors
|Rose and Kiwi|
When The View From Fez visited the first Donkey Day, Rose was worried if a single donkey would turn up - they did, in great numbers. To date there have been days with as many as seventy donkeys being treated for a variety of health issues.
Rose says of this month's event, "Another fun and successful Dar Zerhoune donkey day. Forty donkeys were seen and one had emergency surgery to remove a cyst in its neck, which was fantastic."
This latest Donkey Day was special in that it was the day Rose's new donkey, Kiwi, was delivered. Kiwi will be available to replace sick donkeys while they are treated. Rose has a second donkey on order.
If you would like to contribute there are simple ways are to donate to the project. You can sponsor a Donkey Day for 600dh / £50. Funds are also welcomed for care of the donkeys and to provide needed equipment for their wellbeing. It costs 200dh /£15 a month to house and feed my donkey.
|Thank you to Mandy Sinclair for sponsoring this months donkey day|
|Moulay Idriss Zerhoune|
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