Years had passed before The Donkey Sanctuary, Ireland heard about the donkey of the bog. When rescuers finally found her, she had descended into a nightmarish vision - a half-starved specter haunting a decrepit property. She had been fending for herself for too long. And it showed in every agonizing detail.
Kitty's coat was severely matted. She was brutally malnourished. And her hooves had grown so long, they curled upward, causing intense pain.
But still, beneath it all, it was obvious there was a donkey who was once so very well loved.
"Staff said that she was the sweetest donkey ever to step foot in the Sanctuary," the group's Facebook post reads.
And so, sanctuary staff set to work.
Her hooves, in particular, required extensive work. Much of it caused Kitty great pain. But Kitty, the group notes, "was always so gentle."
And then, at last, Kitty shined again.