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Carlene pets the new SDP donkey

Donkeys Don’t Take Any Chances

“In areas of the world where they don’t have many cars, donkeys can act as service dogs and are a big help to people who are disabled.

The reason they are so helpful is that donkeys do not take chances with anything – particularly their footing. They will stop and stand rather than risk any change in their path, such as puddles or ice.

Some people interpret this as being stubborn when in fact it is just the donkey’s nature to try to understand his surroundings before moving. Once they understand they are far more reliable than a horse. A horse gets in trouble obeying commands, thinking that there is such a thing as human intelligence. A donkey is not so foolish to believe anyone except another donkey.”

– Carlene White, founder of Service Dog Project in Ipswich, MA. The organization trains and places Great Danes with people who live with Multiple Sclerosis, Friedreich’s ataxia, and veterans with disabilities.

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