Dorset

Donkeys rescued from manure pile at Dorset farm

Two donkeys had to be rescued by firefighters when they became trapped neck-high in a pile of manure at a Dorset farm.

The farmer called for help when his American rare breed animals got stuck on Saturday morning at his farm in the East Orchard area of Shaftesbury.

Crews used ropes lines and machinery to pull the first donkey free after about 40 minutes and the other soon after.

Neither animal suffered any harm during the incident.

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