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Stabbed donkey receives well-wishes from around the world

The story of a Welsh donkey who was stabbed 12 times has been touching the hearts of people around the world.

Messages of support have been pouring in for Cheeky, 22, since her attack in November.

Cheeky was attacked at the Greenmeadow Community Farm in November Credit: Gwent Police

Local businesses have also been lending a helping hand.

Security firms have offered free night patrols and installed a new security measure at the Greenmeadow Community Farm in Cwmbran.

Kate Holly, commercial manager at the farm, says support has come from around the world with businesses even donating herbal medication to rub on Cheeky's wounds.

The support has been wonderful and the messages of support have touched our hearts. The police have been actively investigating the case and have been wonderful. Hopefully justice will be served.

– Kate Holly, Greenmeadows Community Farm

Messages of support have come from New Zealand, America and Tanzania.

This breaks my heart. It's terrible to have poor Cheeky so viciously attacked at a peaceful community farm in Wales.

– Jessica, New Zealand

Police are still investigating the attack and ask anyone with information to call 101.

READ MORE: Police appeal after Cwmbran donkey suffers injuries


Camera snaps otter in Pembrokeshire survey

The otter took a liking to pond fish. Credit: Ella Black

An otter has been snapped in Pembrokeshire as part of a county-wide survey of the animals.

Solva resident Ella Black set up a camera after half the fish in her pond disappeared one night in September.

The intrepid animal's 'caused quite a stir' in the village. Credit: Ella Black

The National Park Authority teamed up with Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area of Conservation (SAC) Officer Sue Burton in late 2013 to ask people to report coastal otter sightings for a county-wide research project.

Since then more than 130 sightings have been logged at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids, with each sighting marked with a pin on a special map, showing how they are distributed around the Pembrokeshire Coast.

We’ve received a number of sightings from people surfing, kayaking or swimming off the coast, but the photo and video evidence captured in Solva shows otters are also exploring the areas around the coast as they search for food.

– Ian Meopham, National Park Authority Ranger
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