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£2,410raised of £10,000 target by 38 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to save a donkey who has been disabled for two years. To build operating and convalescence space, a physiotherapy pool and tools.

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Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco

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Jarjeer Mule and Donkey Refuge is a retirement home, orphanage and care centre for working equines in the foothills of the Atlas near Marrakech.

Peter was admitted severely disabled but having lived 2 years with a broken leg. Each day he walked 2 kms into the town of Tameslohte to the animal food merchant who gave him a bowl of bran and a bowl of grain. He would the return 2 kms to his friend who lived on a farm. His friend has also been admitted to the Refuge with him as he refused to leave her.

We were asked to take him because children were not only throwing stones at him but also trying to ride him. Normally, would euthanise an equine with a broken leg but this case is different. He has survived for 2 years and deserves a life. Here you can see Peter as he was admitted to the Refuge.

Jarjeer immediately contacted veterinary surgeons both in Morocco and internationally. Understandably most European vets advised euthanasia but something about Peter spurred us on to find a solution. We took him to Dr Lamrani in Marrakech who has performed surgery for us before with great skill. Having studied the x-rays he believes it possible to operate to re-break the leg and re-align the joint. Dr Lamrani has some of the most sophisticated equipment available and certainly has the skill to perform this operation but his surgery is too small to operate on equines.

So we are embarking on an ambitious programme to help Peter!

We are building an operating facility here at Jarjeer and are hoping to raise enough funds to employ another member of staff dedicated to Peter's care for 6 months day and night plus a pool for his rehabilitation. This is an ambitious project that cannot be met out of normal running costs, we have 54 rescued equines to care for. We are passionate about giving Peter a normal life but equally passionate about building a facility for other donkeys in the future. Visit our facebook page and join us every Tuesday at 11 am where we will be updating live! You can also catch up on this weeks broadcast where you can hear the whole story!

Visit our facebook page by clicking this link.

£10,000 is a lot of money in todays world where there are so many needy causes. I want everyone to know that the work we do here at Jarjeer is not just about saving animals but caring about our environment, building communities and developing inter-dependant links between people and their working animals where both are treated with respect and dignity. We cannot change the world but for every animal and human that we can help means their world is changed for the better. Please consider making a one off donation, however small and please share this page with your colleagues, friends and family.

Thank you for reading our story.

We will call the new facility "PETER'S CLINIC".

www.jarjeer.org

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  • Susan Machin1 month ago
    Susan Machin

    Susan Machin

    1 month ago

    Everyone at Jarjeer thanks everyone for their donations. Especially Jo Griffiths who visited us from Norfolk this week and Ruth, the vet from Belgium who promises to visit having made a donation that helps us move on. The plumber is coming this week to undertake a huge task of getting water to all the stables and to finish the plumbing in Peter’s clinic. We are still sourcing the strong pins for Peter’s leg and we anticipate the operation in early January. Carol is always in our thoughts, she knows who she is and we know how much she has done!

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  • Susan Machin2 months ago
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    Susan Machin

    2 months ago

    All Is going well. The operating room is being painted and the clinic itself should be tiled this week. Peter is settled and getting to know us all. We are now waiting for strong metal pins. Thank you to everyone who has contributed and to let you know a further £1,800 has been donated directly. That is helping with daily labour costs. Please share with your friends and encourage small donations. 💕

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  • Susan Machin3 months ago
    Susan Machin

    Susan Machin

    3 months ago

    Work so far. Peter and Hazel continue to supervise, quite a change from their former life where they had to haul brick and cement for building! I've posted photos of Omar and Toufikk working on the clinic. We have just ordered metal and piping for the sinks! The men from the village are building new stables to replace those requisitioned for the clinic. Every donor will have their name on a board in the clinic and our regular donors on a board outside the office area. Thank you all again.

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3 months ago

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38

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 5, 2018

    £50.00

  • Leslie Lipping

    Leslie Lipping

    Dec 20, 2017

    ❤️bless u

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 11, 2017

    £10.00

  • Robert Allcock

    Robert Allcock

    Dec 11, 2017

    For Peter, thank you for your dedication and love for them x Rachel & Robert Allcock

    £30.00

  • Deborah Skoglund

    Deborah Skoglund

    Dec 11, 2017

    Thank you for caring for the equines, but also for caring about the community and improving the lives of those who live in the area. I'm in awe!🙏🙏🙏

    £10.00

  • Kathy Beasley

    Kathy Beasley

    Dec 10, 2017

    Little scratch card win!

    £10.00

  • ruth walleyn

    ruth walleyn

    Dec 7, 2017

    dear Susan,i am a vet in Belgium and I admire what you do. Next time I will come to Morocco, i will visit you

    £1,000.00

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Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco

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