Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land

Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land

Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land (SHADH) is a British charity that care for working and abandoned donkeys in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

The charity was set up in 2000 by Englishwoman Lucy Fensom, who had been working for some years as a volunteer at an animal shelter in Jerusalem and who became aware of the many hundreds of sick, unwanted and abused donkeys in the region.The organization runs a four-acre donkey sanctuary near the Israeli town of Netanya. In a spring 2007 [ interview] , SHADH reported being home to more than 100 donkeys.Safe Haven also runs a programme of free veterinary clinics for working donkeys, mules and horses on both sides of the Palestinian border. The team regularly visit 14 towns and villages where they offer free veterinary care, advice on tooth and hoof care, harnessing and education and support for the owners.

The charity's patrons include actor Anthony Head, psychic Uri Geller, author and journalist Julie Burchill and MP and author Ann Widdecombe. A [ press release] from Animal Friends Insurance reports that company's £4,000 donation to help SHADH prevent flooding at the sanctuary.

External links

* [ Official website]
* [ article on Uri Geller's involvement]
* [ BBC article on Ann Widdecombe's involvement]

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