Donkey dies following acid attack

  • A donkey has died following an acid attack.

    The donkey from Kent (not pictured), which was reportedly 50 years old, was put down on 19 September due to its injuries.

    The RSPCA is appealing for information.

    “We were called to help a donkey in Tilmanstone near Dover on Saturday afternoon (19 September),” an RSPCA spokesman told H&H.

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    “Sadly the donkey was in very poor condition and was put to sleep on veterinary advice with the owner’s consent.”

    A JustGiving page has now been set up by campaigner Jack Jones, who used to visit the donkey with his daughter, to raise a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the attackers.

    “Somebody [has] poured acid on one of the beautiful donkeys in Tilmanstone,” he said.

    “The poor donkey was 50 years old. It was in so much pain it had to be put down the next day.

    Many people are devastated, including my five-year-old daughter who adored him.”

    Mr Jones was hoping to raise a £200 reward — however the amount on the crowdfunding page that was set up on 23 September has already passed £730.

    A spokesman for Kent Police told H&H: “Although I’m aware of the donkey story doing the rounds, we can see no reported incidents like this on our logs and have searched back from 18 September.

    “We have asked the PCSOs who cover the area to see if they are aware of anything, but they are not on duty at present.”

    Call the RSPCA on 0300 1238018 with information.

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