Nelson Donkey


Nelson is a grey miniature donkey, who was born in 2001.

Before coming to The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada (DSC) Nelson lived on a farm in Southern Ontario. When Nelson’s companion donkey passed away his former owner decided to downsize their herd instead of adding another donkey to it and the DSC was contacted to see if we would be able to take Nelson in and provide him with the loving care he deserved and the company of many more miniature donkeys. Nelson arrived in the Spring of 2021.

Nelson is a very timid donkey and took a while to feel comfortable in his new surroundings, but as of lately DSC staff have noticed that he is settling in. He also made some new friends already and can often be found in the company of Noah and Timbit, who are also new donkeys to the DSC.

Our hope is that Nelson will blossom and feel comfortable and content with his new two- and four legged friends here at the Sanctuary.


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