Amount raised: $2,445
Our goal: $4,000
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These two little donkeys have already endured so much pain and neglect – and one may even be pregnant.

Can you help give them the care they so desperately require?

When their owner passed away, they were left with someone who didn’t know how to give them the care they so desperately needed.  

Their hoofs became severely overgrown.  A simple trim every couple of months could have spared them years of suffering. Instead, they were forced to live every day in extreme discomfort.

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Timid and largely left to fend for themselves, these girls were eating whatever grass they could find and getting the occasional bale of hay. Their coats are matted, grooming another simple task forgotten.

These neglected girls deserve to live the rest of their lives with a family that will give them loads of love, care and attention.

Their immediate treatment will cost an estimated $2,000 each.

This includes lengthy treatment to bring their hoofs back to good condition, x-rays, general vet treatment and transport. 

Will you help cover the cost of their emergency surgery and ongoing care? Please make a donation to their emergency fund today.

They will be forever grateful.


Answers to your frequently asked questions

My animal needs surgery and I can’t afford it. Can I add them to this list?

Unfortunately, no. This website is to raise funds for animals that are in RSPCA South Australia’s care and custody. If you have financial trouble and your pet is in need of medical treatment or surgery, please contact us on 1300 4 777 22 so we can talk to you about your options. It is important that all animals receive the medical treatment they need.

Is my gift tax deductible and will I get a receipt for it?

Yes, any gift over $2 that is made to RSPCA South Australia is tax deductible. You will receive an official receipt emailed immediately to the email address you supplied when making your donation. If you have any further questions or if you haven’t received your receipt, you can also contact us directly on 1300 4 777 22, or send an email to

Will you keep my information secure?

RSPCA South Australia is committed to the protection of your personal information and handles all personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) prescribed in the Privacy Act 1988. Our privacy policy explains how RSPCA South Australia collects, uses, discloses and holds your personal information, and your rights of access to the information that we hold about you.

Why have some animals already had surgery?

Sometimes animals come to us with such serious, life-threatening conditions that require immediate treatment. Fundraising for these animals is still just as important as we need recover the funds we spent on the animal’s treatment so we can continue to care for others who need our help.

Why can’t RSPCA South Australia pay for this treatment themselves?

RSPCA South Australia is a non-government, community based charity. We rely on the generous support of the community for 90% of our funding. Without donations from the community, through campaigns such as the Animal Emergency Fund, we simply could not be there for animals in need.

What happens to the animals if the fundraising target isn’t reached?

We are committed to providing the best possible care for all creatures great and small. As a result, we will provide each and every animal with the care and treatment they need even if we aren’t able to reach the total fundraising target.

What happens to the funds if more is raised than what is needed?

If there are any funds leftover after medical treatment is provided to the animal, it will be directed back into the Animal Emergency Fund to help pay for treatment for the many other animals that need our help.