Meet Amber and her therapy donkey Shocks, who both had a rough start in life… Shocks was found with a rope tied around his neck and skin covered in lesions and sores from being tethered. Luckily, he was rescued and taken to The Donkey Sanctuary in Birmingham, England, where he met Amber in 2013. Here’s their beautiful and heartwarming story!
Life's been so difficult for both Amber and her therapy donkey Shocks...
Amber had to have a surgery right after she was born which saved her life but left her mute.
The girl who also has cerebral palsy began healing after she met therapy donkey Shocks.
“It was fairly immediate to see they had a bond together, as they were both so gentle with each other,” says Austwick, Amber's mom.
Soon, Amber had another surgery that was supposed to bring back her ability to speak.
Her first words ever said were, “I love you, Shocky.”
“It was such a proud moment and of course a massive relief to know that she could speak,” says Austwick.