One and only: Abandoned donkeys find safe home at Dharma sanctuary
Dharma, country’s only donkey sanctuary in Sagroli, Maharastra
Donkeys have long been the subject of ridicule and mirth. Considered stupid animals of drudgery, they are often beaten by their masters and abandoned once they have served their purpose.
In Sagroli, a nondescript hamlet in Maharashtra, donkeys are the primary means of transport used to carry farm produce, fertilisers and construction material. Despite their utility they are neglected and abused.
Distressed by the pitiful condition of these animals, Bonny and Ratilal Shah of Dallas, USA, regular visitors to India since 1986, contributed over Rs 6 lakh to set up the Dharma Donkey Sanctuary in Sagroli four years ago.
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