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Tiny Donkey Lost His Mom, But Gained The Best New Home

He may be small - but he has a huge will to live.

Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

A tiny donkey, whose mother was hit by a car and killed on Saturday, is getting a chance at living a full life, thanks to some kind and determined people.

Marina Melis and her animal-loving crew have been rescuing donkeys for 23 years on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire.

Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

When they heard of the baby donkey, suddenly orphaned, they welcomed him to Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. They named him Perry.

"He is drinking from the bottle and is so sweet and brave," the sanctuary wrote on Facebook. "He is with the other orphans in the stable [so] he doesn't feel so lonely!"

Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

Sadly, Perry is not alone in his plight, as the rescuers at the sanctuary, who have helped hundreds of donkeys over the years, know too well.

Donkeys were originally brought over by colonizing Spaniards in the 17th century and were used to perform hard labor. Today, the donkeys often have to fend for themselves on the dry, barren island, where collisions with cars are all too common.

Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

Thankfully, the donkey sanctuary is a god-send for donkeys who have no one else in the world to help them.

To help Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire with their life-saving rescue work, click here.