Starting with good news, Batuli has almost recovered from her leg infection problem that troubled her since last year. Due to her old age we definitely face problem while feeding her and it's a great deal for her to do normal regular activities. But despite of her old age her body score condition has been recorded normal and she is one loving donkey of our sanctuary. Recently she has been suffering from a fetlock joint problem. However, according to our vet, it isn't a serious one and she will soon recover back to health. Batuli is one of the oldest donkeys of our sanctuary and is extremely loved and cared by our para vet Tara Shrestha. The old lady is very cooperative with our staff and visitors and is spending rest of her time in our newly renovated sanctuary with her remaining 22 friends.
Being one of the oldest member of the sancturay, Bruna receives special care and grooming from our para vet Santosh Shrestha. She loves getting pampered and seeks attention from her visitors. Last year Bruna went through the loss of her daughter Victory and her few months old grandson. But now newly rescued friends and new looking sanctuary has overlapped her bitter memory and she seems to be enjoying every bit of her remining life at our loving sanctuary. Her body score condition has been recorded normal with no any other sign of illness. Fresh carrots and cabbage leaves are her favourites and she hates to share her food with her friends.
Buddy is still a possesive lover of Hella. He won't allow any other equine to come near her, not event our vets and visitors, except his care taker Santa Bahadur Shrestha. Buddy would take up a fight even with the strongest 'Mox' when it comes to Hella. Shrestha is the only one who can control Buddy. Buddy was rescued with leg infection due to overgrown hoofs few years back. Now he only has some problem with his leg which gives his trouble walking back and forth otherwise he has become one handsome dude of our sanctuary. No surprise Hella loves him back! Buddy also received a new haircut from our vet Yadav recently after his hair started giving problem to his eyes. The haircut not only saved him from an eye infection but also made him looks adorable. The pair of Buddy and Hella grazing over the green fields of our sanctuary is a treat to eyes. We just wish that Byddy wasn't over protective to Hella.
Chung suffered a lot in last one year. She gave birth to a beautiful male foal but the foal died during Dashian festival leaving Chung all depressed and alone. Thank god we have our para vet Tara Shrestha who won't leave any equines neglected. Soon Chung recovered from the grief and now she is enjoying her new life with his best friends Bruna and Samir. She has got a very healthy body score condition. She had become very aggressive during her pregnancy and also after the birth of Shankar, her foal but now she is back to her very friendly and loving nature after Shanker passed away.
Kush is extra pampered by our President Pramada Shah as he is Shah's favourite one. Everything about Kush is just so cute and his short height adds extra cuteness in him. Though an adult donkey, Kush always looks like a foal when he plays with his twin brother Lava and his other best friends. Right now he is learning a new trick from Lucky, our sanctuary dog on 'How to dig a hole'? Kush is extremely playful and loves to live life to the fullest. He is very healthy right now with a normal body score condition. Kush last year suffered from Anorexic conditions (a respiratory Problem) and spent most of his time in isolation unit. Kush is also a strong survivor of last year's strangle out break at the sanctuary. Now he is enjoying healthy moments with other 22 healthy equines at GDS.
How is Lava different from other donkeys? His half cut ear and his short cute height! His ear was cut at the brick factory by his owner before he was rescued but that hasn't made any difference in his cuteness. He is also extremely loved by our president Shah as Lava and Kush are the twins who are always the first one to welcome Shah whenever she visits the sanctuary. Shah also has special concern for Krishna and Fudge our newly rescued donkey who somehow resembles Lava and Kush and hence these twins are extremely jealous of them. Lava, Kush and Chadani are the BBF who can also be called EYE CANDIES of our sanctuary. Lately, no any sign of illness has been found on Lava. He loves to get carrots and apple treats from visitors and he just loves human company.
Maneka always loved to spend some alone time with herself and she hasn't changed at all. And also because of her old age, now she is seen sleeping most of the time. Her body score condition is average besides having some problem with her feeding behaviour. Recently our vet Yadav carried out tooth rasp in her and she is definitely feeling better. She has a history of hip dislocation and she always had problem walking properly. She is also one of the most decent members of our sanctuary who doesn't make any fights with anyone and is often dominated by other young equines.
Our donkey sanctuary team was extremely worried when Mox suffered from a high fever and nasal discharge few months back. Mox then was transferred to our isolation unit and he became the first member to get entry to our new isolation which was built with a kind support from Animal Aid Abroad. Because of the isolation unit it was extremely easy to take proper care of Mox and after few months of treatment and extensive care Mox is now back to health and has returned back to his friends in our main sanctuary. Despite losing some weight, Mox is still the strongest equine of our sanctuary and mostly seen with chilling out with his own group of friends that includes Markhu, Shakti and Pappu. He recently ended up fighting with Buddy when he tried to approach Hella for a romantic lunch. Since then, Mox never goes near Buddy and Hella. However, he is spending his life full of fun and love at our sanctuary. We are extremely grateful to AAA for helping us build our isolation which helped our animals recover so fast. Many thanks from Mox and friends!
Puffin is suffering from fungal infection since last few months and it has affected her front and hind legs. Last year Puffin lost some weight after she gave birth to Chadani, which our vets termed as "Post Partum Stress". But now her feeding has improved a lot and she has gained her weight back. Puffine survived last year's Strangle outbreak at the sanctuary but lost her loving mother Rose with whom she used to spend most of her time with. But luckily, she and her daughter Chadani survived. Despite the fungal infection on her leg, she has a normal. body score condition with no other health issues. She has been kept under medication in isolation unit alsong with Maneka and Bella and is expected to recover very soon.
Samir was always really shy with people. She never approch her visitors and loves to stay alone most of the time. Her best friend Rose passed away last year in a strangle outbreak and since then Samir has become a quite and alone donkey. She loves to dust herself in a open ground and to help her is her new friend Lucky, our sanctuary dog. Samir lately has no sign of illness and has a normal body score condition. Last year Samir suffered from severe coughing problem which revovered soon after the tretament. The coughing was so severe that our vets had almost lossed hope over her. According to Dr.Yadav Samir has a very strong immunity as she survived from strangle outbreak and severe respiratory problem last year. We wish Samir more happiness and health!
Sangit, one of our naughtiest donkey has turned out to be a calm and loving member of our sanctuary lately. Sangit looks like a foal and hang out with other donkeys of his size. But in reality he is now a grown up and sensible donkey. Everyone loves Sangit. Tara, our Pra vet who recently became a mother, treatsSangit like his own mother. Sangit also love her back. He has never really suffered from any serious health issues since his rescue. He has always been the 'Happy Go Lucky' donkey of our sanctuary. He was shifted to the Sanctuary 2 years before when he used to reside on our Chobar Animal Shelter. He likes cuddling with people and playing in mud during the monsoon as Tara is always there to clean off his dirt.
Hella is the life-line of Buddy. Both are often seen grazing and napping together. Strangely, Hella has turned out to be quite aggressive from a shy girl she used to be and our vet supposes this to be because of Buddy. They both have become strangely possessive towards each other. Hella recently suffered from a severe coughing problem. Rescued extremely wounded with saddle wounds, hoof infection and severely malnourished, Hella now has become THE JEWEL of Godawari Donkey sanctuary. She is so beautiful that our visitors never leave without multiple clicks of Hella on their camera. She is enjoying all the stardom and is proud to be the most beautiful horse ever. After she gained some overweight last few months, vet Yadav himself supervised her feeding and now she is back to her slim and trim look and flawless complexion that could easily win her a 'Miss Nepal' title.
The first question every visitor asks us when we introduce this beautiful brown horse to them is, "What is the meaning of Markhu?" Markhu is as strange as his name. He has very less interest over girls of our sanctuary and loves to hang out with his guys Mox and Shakti. He was named 'Markhu' by Chantelle Jobbers from Australia in the memory of a loved one. And living up to his name, he has become one of the most loved horses of the sanctuary. Markhu initially was a member of our Chobar Animal Shelter who was later moved to Godawari Donkey Sanctuary after his recovery. Markhu is a very healthy horse with no sign of illness and perfectly normal body score condition. He is extremely cooperative with our staff and visitors. Rescued lame with overgrown hoofs, Markhu is now in a very good shape and enjoying all the fun times at our sanctuary.
Stella is also among those who love to spend time with himself. This handsome male mule is having the best time of his life at our sanctuary as he loves the rainy season. Stella is really easy with the feeding and treatments and our caretakers really feel comfortable with him. He is Dr.Yadav's one of the favourite mule. Rescued in a very bad shape, nobody imagined Stella to become such an adorable mule in just 2 years time. Our vets were sure that Stella won't survive as he was also suspected of anaplasmosis. He spent most of his time isolated from other equines, the reason for which he loves to stay alone and loves the company of humans more than the equines. Stella is now a very healthy and happy mule with no any other sign of illness.
Bella has taught us how to remain content and happy even when you are not blessed with one. Bella doesn't have much access to other equines of the sanctuary as she is kept isolated due to her blindness. Our vets and care takers make sure that Bella receives all the care and proper treatment on a regular basis. Also because she is among the oldest donkeys in the sanctuary she definitely needs extra care and attention. But Bella never really seem sad and depressed. She always welcomes her visitors and loves cuddling with them. She also enjoys her treats made up of fresh vegetables and fruits. Bella was kept under anti biotic for a long time since her rescue. She also showed circling movements continuously and had puss filled eyes. All thanks to our sanctuary team that Bella is now a very healthy donkey with no any other sign of illness. She is happy to spend lest of her life napping and enjoying at the sanctuary.
BB is one of our newly rescued donkeys and was brought to Godavari Donkey Sanctuary on 1st October 2015. She was rescued together with other five equines and comparatively she is one of the healthiest among the six recued ones. She was brought to the sanctuary from her adopter Pauline who adopted her few years back from our sanctuary along with five other equines. But due to the earthquake on April 25, Pauline had to migrate to other place after partial damage of her property and when the situation got worse they decided to go back to their own country leaving behind BB and other equines who they responsibly handed back to us. BB has a beautiful white complexion and a friendly gesture. She already likes our sanctuary and has made some new friends too. She didn't had any sign of illness at the time of rescue and as time passed she became more affectionate and healthy. She has already owned heart of our senior vet Atish Yadav for whom BB was his 'love at first sight'!
He was named 'Fudge' by his adopter Pauline and he grew up to become cuter than his name. His long ears, short height and playful gesture are just irresistible. Fudge is a male donkey who loves spending most of his time with staff and doesn't really care about other donkeys. Besides having some mineral deficiency, Fudge was all fit and fine when he was bought to the sanctuary. When time passed he gained some weight and became handsome day by day. Fudge likes to dust himself and play with visitors. At first he was missing his previous home but now he seem to love every corner of our sanctuary and keep our staff busy with his playfulness.
Only one word can describe Krisha the best, ADORABLE! Krishna is everyone's favorite in the sanctuary. So much friendly that we sometimes forget Krishna is a donkey and see a pet dog in him. His deep brown chocolate color tops his look. Though much older in age, he still looks like a foal and is good friend with Lava, Kush and Chadani. Krishna loves people so much that he is always the one to welcome the visitor on the main entrance. He loves cuddling and he likes it when people hug him and take a snap. When rescued, Krishna suffered from an overgrown hoof and mineral deficiency. After he came to our sanctuary his overgrown hoof was trimmed and he was kept under medication. But we hadn't imagine that Krishna would recover this fast. All the newly rescued equines from Pauline's are friendlier to people than with their own kinds but no one can beat Krishna when it comes to being friendly and playful. In a much simpler words, we can't imagine our sanctuary without Krishna!
There is an easy way to recognize Naina among all the white donkeys without seeing her name tag. Yes it's her broken ear and her wobbling walk due to blindness. In fact, Naina really looks sad with her broken ear and blind eyes. And when she was rescued her body score condition was also below average. She also suffered from over grown hoofs. Because she is also an old donkey we needed to provide her extra care and treatment. Handling an old and blind donkey was definitely not an easy task but our vets and care takers did a wonderful job with Naina. In just a few months time she has become very healthy with a trimmed hoof. She has also become quite friendly with other equines and visitors. Naina was also affected with ecto parasites when she was rescued from Paunline's guest house and also had some mineral deficiency. But now she has gained some healthy weight and has become a prettiest old lady of our sanctuary.
On a first sight, everyone assumes that Noby is a female horse. That beautiful she is! Noby, the best friend of Shakti is a castrated male horse and is very friendly with all our staff members. As you can see in the picture Tara, our para vet loves to feed Noby by herself and Noby totally enjoys her company. He was rescued along with other 5 equines from his adopter Pauline. His body score condition was above average expect some over grown hoofs. Our vet yadav himself gave a nice hoof trimming to Noby which made him more comfortable and active. Just like Shakti and other newly rescued equines, Noby likes to be around humans and doesn't really seem to have interest in making friends with other equines. Noby was a center of attraction at Pauline's guest house before his rescue. But he loves our sanctuary no less than his previous home.
Shakti is also among the 7 newly rescued horse who was quite healthy compared to other equines. She wasn't totally malnourished but had a lean and skinny figure when she was rescued last year on October. And only in eight month Shakti has gained some weight and has become one of the healthiest equine of our sanctuary. Since Sakti had spent most of the time with humans at his adopter Pauline's place, she is extremely friendly with humans. Her short height makes her look really cute. She doesn't have a specific group of friend and loves to hang out with our staff members, especially Tara, her new loving mom. She has got a hair to die for which makes her extra gorgeous and which also gives a tough competition to our beauty queen Hella. She suffered from ecto parasites and mineral deficiency at the time of rescue. Due to regular treatment and care she has become very active and healthy. She also receives a regular hoof trimming from our vets which she enjoys a lot.