Donkey “smiles” after rescue from flooding in Ireland

When floodwaters rose in Ireland, locals rushed to rescue a surely doomed donkey.

The mule was left stranded in surging water Kilorglinon Sunday. A code red emergency was called looking for a boat and men to help.

“His shed and gate blew down in the gale,” recalled Animal Heaven Animal Rescue of the ordeal. “And, he got out and the flood rose and cut him off. The owner tried to get help and couldn’t. This is a very much loved donkey for many years.”

And the response was immediate. Mike Fleming of the Killorglin rowing club leapt into action.



Posted by Animal Heaven Animal Rescue on Sunday, December 6, 2015





The donkey was over the moon and appeared to be smiling with relief.



The group wrote thanking their helpers.

“Never say something cant be done just do it.
Declan and Mike were beyond brave.
So many people told me don’t do it
It cant be done
You cant swim, you’ll get killed.
These two men just said ok girl lets give it a go.
I love you both for what you did today. My hero’s xx”


The donkey, now named Mike, in honour of his rescuer is well on his way to recovery.


Photos Animal Heaven Animal Rescue/Facebook

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