Lost and Found: Donkey reunited with its owners.





For a month a malnourished donkey that went missing and now it has been reunited with its owners after being rescued by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) from an island on the Vaal Dam.





The unusual operation happened on Sunday when the NSRI Vaal Dam duty crew was informed about a donkey that was stranded on the island close to Deneysville.





NSRI station commander Jake Manten said a rescue team was sent to investigate.





“The donkey reportedly went onto the island about four weeks ago when water levels were low but was unable to get back to mainland when water levels rose,” said Manten.





Once ashore, the creature was brought back to its owners.




“Local vets were activated and, on their arrival, we brought the vet to the island and he confirmed that the donkey was stressed and malnourished.





“We brought our NSRI Crock and a specialised stretcher to the scene and the vet darted the donkey to calm the animal before we loaded it onto the stretcher.”





The animal was then put into the NSRI craft, before being taking it back to the mainland and reunite with its family.





“The donkey is being well cared for by its owners who were delighted at its return,” added Manten.


Source : The Sowetan Live

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