Life was anything but easy for this tiny foal, after he was rejected by his own mother, shortly after birth. But fortunately, he was not alone. Surrounded by: love and affection – the hopeless baby donkey overcome the tough situation and turned the odds into his favour, after finding a new loving mother!
Ben’s mother was already pregnant when she arrived at the: Donkey Sanctuary in the UK. With only a couple of months left until she would have gave birth, the mare named: Millie, was far from ready-to-be a mom. Unfortunately, despite the staff’s efforts to prepare her for what would have followed, it just wasn’t meant to be. And shortly after birth, she rejected her baby!
“The mare and her baby were not together or showing any signs of the bonding process that would normally take place,”) the sanctuary wrote. “We carefully tried to encourage her to accept him, but this young – and unexperienced mum simply did not want to let her foal near her, it was clear that she had rejected him.”
Since his mom was off the table – the staff decided to introduce Ben to: (auntie) Jingle, another mare at the: sanctuary. To everyone’s surprise it didn’t take too long until the two became inseparable. Everyone involved was more than happy to: see that Ben finally found a loving mother. After all he had been through, he really deserved it!
More about Ben’s inspiring story in: the video below!