• Follow us on Linkedin
Maidstone and Malling's No.1 Newspaper
  • Available to pick up at major supermarkets in mid Kent

  • Call 01622 630330 and speak to a member of the sales team

  • Do you have a news story for us - call 01622 630330

KENT LIFE: Donkeys to retire after many years of fun and service

Wednesday 6th October 2021

THREE donkeys at Kent Life are hanging up their saddles after many years of service.

Dora (20), Ellie (17) and George (12) will be officially retiring as they are getting older and deserve a good rest.

Recently Dora has had a few medical problems and has needed a helping hand in getting back to her old self. Thankfully, her weight is now stable after being put on a new diet.

A Kent Life spokesman said: “Ellie and George are not too impressed when Dora’s tucking into her extra meal of the day. To make sure she stays happy and healthy, we are keeping a close eye on her weight with a weekly weigh in, and both we and the vets are very happy she is improving.”

Although the donkeys are going to be leading a quieter life, Dora and Ellie are still popular adoption choices.

A spokesman added: “George doesn’t seem too pleased about this however, and usually presents his backside to everyone when he is not being made a fuss of. Ellie tends to make lots of noise if Dora’s in the limelight, so we always make sure that she and George get plenty of treats and a good ear rub.”

The trio will spend their retirement at the Kent Life grounds.