Happy ending for abused donkey
Henry is doing just fine, said Sandusky County animal cruelty investigator Kelley Askins, a remarkable feat considering he was dragged behind a tractor for about a mile in July. Henry's former owner, Virginia Secrist, 76, Fremont, was banned last week from owning animals for the next 10 years. She also had to surrender ownership of the 14 animals she had on her farm.
Henry, who has been adopted by his foster family, is now a pampered prince.
"There are just faint scars, but the hair is starting to grow back in all the areas. He's doing remarkable," Askins said.
The worst wounds were on his shoulder and above his eye.
"The shoulder wound was pretty deep where he was dragged. We just had to wait for the skin to grow back there," she said.
As for the three-inch wound on his head, where you could see straight to his skull, the only evidence of the wound is a small dent.
"It's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. You would have to know what happened to him to realize it's there," Askins said.
As for Henry's new owner, he'll be well cared for.
"The girl that adopted him, she will pamper him and spoil him and he will live out his years without a care in the world. I couldn't have asked for a happier ending in this case," Askins said.