KILORGLIN, Ireland, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A woman from an Irish animal rescue group managed to save a grateful looking donkey from a flood on Sunday morning.
Suzanne Gibbons of Animal Haven Animal Rescue posted a message to Facebook asking for assistance in rescuing a drowning donkey after being contacted by the animal's owner.
"Please help me. There is a donkey stranded in deep flooding in Kilorglin. I need a boat and men to help," she wrote
With some help from local rowing club member Mike Fleming, who provided Gibbons with a boat, the group were eventually able to rescue the donkey whose face bore an expression resembling a smile.
"Never say something can't be done just do it. Declan and Mike were beyond brave," Gibbons wrote on Facebook following the rescue. "So many people told me don't do it. It can't be done. You can't swim, you'll get killed. These two men just said 'ok girl lets give it a go.'"
The donkey, who Gibbons decided to name Mike out of gratitude for Fleming's quick rise to action, was taken into shelter and expected to make a fill recovery.
"So we've named him Mike. There could be no other name," she wrote on Facebook. "He is now dried with towels, eating hot mash, all cozy and warm and our vet has seen him and started him on antibiotics to prevent pneumonia. He has a small bit of fluid in one lung but our vet said he will recover. All he needs is loads of tlc."