Staff at The Donkey Sanctuary, located in Liscarroll, Co. Cork, have decided to give their new donkey foal a very relevant name.
The foal was born in the sanctuary during the COVID-19 lockdown and has been appropriately named ‘Lockie’.
The Donkey was born on Easter Monday in Hannigan’s Farm. The Mother was previously rescued before coming into the care of the sanctuary, so they were therefore unable to determine exactly when she was due to give birth.
Since then, the foal as been said to be thriving in his surroundings. Declan Sexton, the Donkey Sanctuary Ireland’s Head of Farms, said: “Lockie is thriving, he is full of beans and loves to bound around. He is still a little shy, but that is to be expected at this stage as he gets used to us.”
“The Donkey Sanctuary has a no breeding policy, but all foals born into our care are guaranteed a home for life, either here at our sanctuary or in one of our Guardian Homes,” he added.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the open farm in Liscarroll is currently closed to members of the public and office-based staff. Donkey-facing staff continue to work and provide the highest level of care and welfare to our resident donkeys and mules.