Currently, ARSofia takes care of 6 horses and 1 donkey. But only the two youngest babies – orphans Shakespeare and Sherlock live in our shelter – the Farm. The rest are taken care of in horse-ranges, where the conditions are better for them. But the little ones have to stay close to us. They need very special care, especially the younger one – Sherlock.
The cold didn’t do any good for the babies. Although they have an insulated little barn where they can cuddle up in the hay, the frost managed to hit our younger boy – 4 month old Sherlock. To keep him safe and warm, we had to place him in a little room in the dog building where he has heat and no way to go out alone.
At this age, it is very hard for the foals to make it without a mother. When they see Sherlock for the first time, most people ask us if he is a baby donkey, or a mule – he is so weak, no one believes he’s a tiny stallion. Movement is very important for his development, so, despite the cold, his best friend – Svetlio, takes him out a few times every day, even bringing him to visit us at the office…
Luckily, Shakespeare, who is only 3 months older is doing much better. He too receives food supplements from what you donated for Sherlock and it is doing him good. He is a little lonely without his “brother”, but the orphaned goats Milla and Mimi keep him good company. You can see him rush to get his lunch from Svetlio today:
If you would like to help us care for our horses, or want to be part of the making of the first horse and donkey sanctuary in Bulgaria, please, make a donation at:
FIBank; 37 Dragan Tzankov blvd, Sofia, BG; SWIFT: FINV BG SF
BENEFICIARY: A R Sofia Foundation; 23 James Bourchier blvd, Sofia, BG