Meet Amos, the latest arrival at Redwings Horse Sanctuary near Norwich
- Credit: Redwings Horse Sanctuary
A new born donkey foal has stolen the hearts of staff at a South Norfolk horse sanctuary - just in time for Valentine's Day.
At just two-weeks-old, an irresistibly cute new born donkey foal called Amos arrived at Redwings' headquarters in Hapton, near Norwich, on Wednesday, February 1 alongside his mum Matilda and dad Jeremiah.
The tiny new addition to the Redwings family is so small that he had to be carried from the horse box into his stable where, after a quick look around, he was soon playfully jumping in the shavings and suckling from mum.
Amos, Jeremiah and Matilda will remain under the watchful eye of Redwings' veterinary and equine care teams at their headquarters for the next few months.
Although this site is closed to the public, it is hoped the trio will be able to join a donkey herd at one of the charity's visitor centres in the future.
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Lynn Cutress, Redwings' chief executive, said: 'Everyone at Redwings is absolutely smitten with Amos.
'He is only the fifth donkey foal to arrive at the Sanctuary in the past 10 years, so to say his arrival has caused a lot of excitement would be an understatement.
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'We're delighted that by offering our help and expertise, this young family can remain together and receive the specialist care they need for the rest of their lives.
'It is thanks to the generosity of our supporters that we are able to provide a home for all three donkeys.
'We would welcome anyone who wishes to support us in their ongoing care and help Amos grow into a happy and healthy donkey to visit our website or call us to make a donation.'
People can donate to Redwings Horse Sanctuary by calling 01508 481000 or visiting redwings.org.uk/donating
A £10 donation could fill a stable with bedding, while £15 could provide a donkey with hay for a month and £50 could cover the cost of a health check for a new arrival, like Amos, to the sanctuary.
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