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Regina + Ernie

Breed : Donkey 

Regina arrived at Hopefield  July 2018, she was found wandering the streets by police. When she first arrived at the sanctuary she had some cuts and grazes, her feet were long and it was obvious she was heavily pregnant. After some much needed TLC and having her feet trimmed she began to settle in and quickly became a favourite amongst all those who met her.   Regina had a check up from Hopefields vet who said that Regina and the baby seemed healthy and it wasn't long until she would give birth. A month or so went by and still no foal so the vets were called to check on Regina. After an examination there were concerns that the foal had sadly died and only a scan would confirm this.  We have no idea what she experienced in the early stages of the pregnancy while she was on the streets.  Everyone was waiting for the news and a week later the scan showed that there was in fact a living, lazy foal inside who just wasn't ready to meet everyone yet ! A few weeks later on September the 11th 2018 Regina gave birth to a beautiful little baby boy. The 11th September is the anniversary of one of the founders Ernie Clarkes passing so there was no debate on what the baby way going to be called. The next day it was official he would be named Ernie. 

Ernie, like when the vet scanned him is a very laid back foal. He loves people and will come up and say Hi even at just a couple of days old. Regina is doing really well and is being such a good Mum.  Mum and baby now live happily and safely at Hopefield 

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