They may possibly be recognized for being extended in the face, but there is at least one particular happy donkey in Ireland these days.
As Storm Desmond lashed components of Ireland more than the weekend, a donkey became stuck in rising flood waters on a house in Killorglin, in the country’s southwest.
It is believed it had wandered off soon after sturdy winds blew down the gate to its paddock.
The donkey was speedily spotted by Animal Heaven Animal Rescue worker Suzanne Gibbons, who immediately sent a contact out for aid on Facebook.
“Code red … there is a donkey stranded in deep flooding in Killorglin. I require a boat and males to help,” she wrote.
Nearby man Mike Fleming, from the nearby Killorglin Rowing club, and an additional man responded to the call and together took a boat out to the animal, which was standing on higher ground.
Reside updates of the rescue have been posted on Animal Heaven Animal Rescue’s Facebook web page as the team worked to bring the donkey to safety.
“We have him. Pray we get him to the shore line,” a single post study, alongside images of the sodden donkey becoming hauled by means of the water with a flotation ring.
Sooner or later the donkey was brought back to land, where he was snapped appearing to crack a massive grin.
Today the donkey, now named Mike in honour of his rescuer, is recovering in a steady and has been treated by a vet.
“He is now dried with towels, eating a hot mash, all cozy and warm and our vet has seen him and started him on antibiotics to prevent pneumonia,” Ms Gribbons wrote on Facebook.
She said Mike had a little amount of fluid in his lung, but was anticipated to make a complete recovery.
When praised by animal lovers on social media, she thanked the team for their efforts and determination.
“So a lot of people told me do not do it. It can’t be carried out. You can’t swim, you will get killed,” she stated.
“We loved each moment saving Mike and I believe I speak for all of us, he was so worth the danger just to see his small face on dry land.”
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