Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary morns the loss of its oldest resident

The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary’s oldest resident Henry, sadly died after suffering a stroke on Monday (November 26).

The 47-year-old was taken seriously ill on Monday morning.

Staff hoped he would be able to pull through but this was not the case and he passed away alongside his friend, Bullrush.

In a statement on its website, the Donkey Sanctuary paid tribute to the red-roan, they wrote: “He was kind and gentle and was one of the donkeys entrusted to small children to be groomed – Henry lapped up the fuss and attention.

Henry sadly passed away

“He loved humans and loved nothing more than a cuddle and a stroke, and would stand for minutes on end in the embrace of visitors who had hugged and groomed him.”

The furry favourite, who was once nicknamed ‘Henry One-Tooth’ before being renamed ‘Henry No-Teeth’ just over 12 months ago, was born back in 1971.

Staff say Henry managed to bring a smile to all those who visited him.