Guerreirinho was found laying on the side of the road by Stefanie Rodrigues and Zenith Gurgel, who frequently care for injured or abandoned animals they find in the area.

The poor donkey had three fractures to his legs, and had to lay on the couple’s floor until they could raise money for his corrective surgery.

During his recovery, Guerreirinho met a stray dog who’d been adopted by Rodrigues. The dog and donkey quickly became buddies, with the puppy comforting his new friend and sharing a few naps.

When most of us come across an injured animal, the first thing we want to do is reach out and help them. There are plenty of amazing sanctuaries and kind-hearted humans out there who are dedicated to ensuring that a traumatized animal gets all of the support they need to get better. But sometimes, the best animal nurses come in a non-human form!

This was the case for a four-month-old burro who was left for dead, with three broken legs, after a hit-and-run accident in Fortaleza, Brazil. Things were looking bleak for this sweet baby until he was discovered by local woman Zenith Gurgel. She named him “Guerreirinho” (translated to “little warrior”), took him back to her home, and began feeding him by hand.  


Responses to "Donkey left to die after being hit by a car nursed back to health by puppy pal "

  1. Anonymous says:

    God bless all animals and humans with such a good soul!

  2. Unknown says:

    Has the donkey had surgery yet - is there a way people can help pay for surgery?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Zenith---great job and God bless you....loved the video...prayers that all goes well with the surgery....

  4. Unknown says:

    Oh...I hope she finds some help with funding for the little donkey!! That puppy is just the best! So very compassionate. I hope we find out what happens to it. Keep us posted!

  5. May I suggest that you wonderful people put up a fund me page on facebook so that any of us who want to help can make donations towards repairing his poor broken legs? Please let us know and keep us posted

  6. pilvikki says:

    the poor little love... and what a cute companion. all the best to you all!

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