Donkey Smiles From Ear To Ear After Being Rescued

Donkey rescued from floods in Ireland appears to smile when towed to safety.

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Last Sunday, A donkey which was stranded in floodwater is recovering after a rowing club member rescued him in Ireland. The woman shared a post on her Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR) Facebook page asking for help, writes farm.

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The animal escaped from its stable in Killorglin, Co Kerry, on Saturday night after bad weather damaged the gate.

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The donkey was found stranded in a field the next morning, surrounded by deep flood water, after a river overflowed its banks nearby.

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Mike Fleming, a member of Killorglin Rowing Club, found out and with a team of rescuers from the animal shelter, managed to get a rope and buoyancy aid around the donkey before pulling him to land.

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A spokeswoman for Animal Heaven Animal Rescue said the donkey, which has been called Mike after his rescuer, is recovering at the animal shelter while his stable is repaired.

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Suzanne Gibbons, founder of the shelter, said: He is now dried with towels, eating a hot mash, all cosy and warm and our vet has seen him and started him on antibiotics to prevent pneumonia.

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He has a small bit of fluid in one lung but our vet said he will recover.

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Thank you so much for anyone who helps animals in need.

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