Another donkey visited by our team while in Crete was a very elderly rescue, Odyseus, fostered by responsible owners and living in a village near Agia Marina Donkey Rescue. His body condition had significantly improved since last year, due to receiving dental treatment and a change in food, suitable for geriatric donkeys. Our Equine Care Programme Coordinator, Elisa, had offered invaluable veterinary advice and support over the phone last autumn, when Odyseus had suffered from oesophagus impaction. His owners were extremely worried but followed the veterinary advice and thankfully, he recovered. Odyseus’ carers also passed onto the team the warm wishes and gratitude of the owner of an old horse aged 28, Ermis, who we had treated last year. They also showed us current photos that the owner had sent, Ermis has gained weight and is now in excellent condition for his age.