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Abandoned donkey helps mute girl find her voice

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From the publishers of The Dodo:

When rescuers found Shocks, the donkey, he was lying in a field at a farm in Ireland with a rope tied tightly around his neck.

The skin around his neck was covered in lesions and sores from being tethered, and his owner and poured bleach over his wounds thinking this would help him.

Little did he know, that moment was the beginning of a new life for Shocks, who would not only get the help he needed – he’d even become incredibly helpful to others.

Shocks got a loving new home: The Donkey Sanctuary in Birmingham, England, where many of the animals are rescued from neglect and abuse and go on to become therapy donkeys.

That’s where, in 2013, Shocks met Amber, who was 2 years old and couldn’t make a sound.

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Greg Gerber

A native of Wisconsin who moved to Arizona in 2009, Greg Gerber is a DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three grown daughters. He worked as a journalist for many years before pursuing a career as a faith-based writer, author, coach and speaker. Greg is the author of Pornocide: How Lust is Killing Your Faith, Stealing Your Joy and Destroying Your Life.

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