The Asswin Project is not all about Donkeys and Equines, we also take care of many other animals including cows, camels, lizards and birds. This usually happens on separate days but one day in December our day turned out more like a day on 'Animal Park' than a Donkey project....
As it happens we were filming for a new Current Affairs TV programme. The Crew accompanied us to several work sites; they filmed us attending to the donkeys & interviewed a number of donkey owners. It was somewhat fortunate that on the day we were able to demonstrate our emergency call-out service, as we had to pick up an convey to the Jeevashram shelter a dog, a duck, a donkey...... and a piglet !
The call-out was to pick up a donkey that had been hit by a car. On the way our attention was drawn to a dog that had been left on the side of the road, it's back legs paralysed. As we were attending to the dog we spotted a duck, it's back leg injured and many feathers missing from one of it's wings. Once we treated their injuries we put both the dog and the duck in the ambulance. We then went to pick up the donkey; it had a broken thigh bone so we had to take it to Jeevashram, so he too was put in the back of the ambulance. We thought we had a full house but on the way back we found a tiny piglet in the street which had obviously been attacked by dogs.
So there we were, with the film crew and in the back of the ambulance, sitting comfortably together a dog, a duck, a donkey.... and of course the pig !