Meet the Rustfontein Zzzonkeys
My name is Zelda and I am the luckiest donkey in the whole wide world! Us donkeys are not exactly lucky by nature; in fact, statistics show that we are one of the most abused animals in the world. But when my Mom Zoë and I were rescued by the local organization Wet Nose our lives changed forever.
Before I moved to Rustfontein I was very reserved and frightened of people. Experience had taught me that people brought beatings, burnings and abuse. But when Rita and Brian from African Blessings visited the clinic, it was love at first sight! Aunty Rita said when she saw this dilapidated little donkey full of scars and scratches, she knew that Rustfontein farm just had to be my new home. Luckily for me she felt too bad to separate me from my mother so African Blessings adopted us both!
We now live on Rustfontein farm with my friends Cheryl and Charlotte. They are two dogs who were rescued underneath some planks at the rubbish dumps. The poor things looked so thin and ragged when they arrived here, but now they are chubby and charming - just like my mom and me!
When we arrived on the farm Aunty Rita and Uncle Brian got a big surprise when they learned that my mom, Zoë was pregnant and in May 2009, my beautiful baby sister – Zara – was born and is growing up fast here at Rustfontein.