Oliver Twist is a roan standard donkey, who was born in 2017. Oliver was born blind in both eyes and only has one fully developed ear. He also suffers from an upper airway disease.
Before coming to The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada (DSC), Oliver lived on a beef farm. When a visitor to the farm noticed the young donkey pacing in circles in a small stall, she talked to the owner about purchasing the donkey. She wanted the little donkey to have a better life and recognized that he needed specialized care. Shortly after purchasing Oliver she contacted the DSC to inquiry if we could provide Oliver with a home and give him the care that he requires. When Oliver arrived at the DSC in the fall of 2019 he arrived as an intact male. As all male donkeys here at the DSC who arrive intact, Oliver was gelded shortly after his arrival.
Oliver is a very curious donkey and is slowly adjusting to his new life here at the DSC. Animal care staff will provide a safe training program for Oliver to ensure his safety around the barn and slowly introduce him to his new surroundings and the routines of the barnyard.
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