One of the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary's most beloved residents has passed away.
Wednesday November 29 saw the centre say goodbye to a very special donkey named Coffee.
A statement from the centre said:
"Coffee was in her mid-thirties and was loved by many people.
"She had a very distinctive bray, which was often referred to as opera singing – especially on occasions when she felt her dinner was a bit late!
"Coffee used to love watching Bianca, our physiotherapist, carry out physiotherapy on other donkeys and always tried to get involved.
"She's been a great friend to Nick, who is partially sighted, over the years providing him with the stability and companionship that he needed."
Coffee was distinctive with white eyebrows and one of the few donkeys at the Sanctuary that wore shoes.
She had several medical conditions which she has been receiving care for over a number of years.
Her shoes helped her with chronic laminitis.
Surrounded by those who cared deeply for her, together with vets, the team at the Sanctuary helped Coffee to pass peacefully.
The statement continued:
"It is always difficult losing any of our beloved animals and Coffee will be greatly missed.
"All of our donkeys end their days here at the Sanctuary and we ensure all of our animals receive the highest standard of care.
"Rest in peace sweetest Coffee."