Donkey rescued from island on Vaal Dam after being stranded for weeks

“Native vets have been activated and, on their arrival, we introduced the vet to the island and he confirmed that the donkey was careworn and malnourished.

“We introduced our NSRI Crock and a specialised stretcher to the scene and the vet darted the donkey to calm the animal earlier than we loaded it onto the stretcher.”

The animal was then loaded onto the NSRI craft, earlier than being towed again to the mainland and reunited with its household.

“The donkey is being nicely cared for by its homeowners who have been delighted at its return,” added Manten.