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Children Learn to Help Animals

A few children were on their way to the clinic for help with their donkey when they noticed another donkey with a small wound on his back.

This donkey appears to have a splinter stuck in his skin.

Knowing the clinic would help, they untied him and brought him along, too. The problem turned out to be a thistle, and after removing it and cleaning the area, clinic staff made sure to praise the children for taking notice and promptly bringing the donkey in for help.

The donkey’s splinter turned out to be a thistle. Clinic staff removed it and cleaned the area.

Many children work with donkeys and other animals at Petra, and it’s not uncommon to spot them hitting animals, pushing them off cliffs, and committing other acts of wanton cruelty—all of which make clinic staff even more determined to teach these children the values of compassionate handling and humane treatment every chance they get.


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To report a situation involving an animal in immediate danger in Petra, please contact the Petra Veterinary Clinic.
Please stay with the animal until help arrives in order to make sure that he or she is properly tended to.

To report the emergency, please call +962 7 7779 9500