Nativity Angel mauled to death
A Nativity donkey called Angel was mauled by dogs just hours after her first Christmas show – and her owner says she was too much of a ‘‘princess’’ to fight back.
The two-year-old was found bloody and mauled – presumably by dogs – behind St Matthews Anglican Church in Morrinsville on Christmas Day, and had to be put down, owner Val Riches said.
‘‘She never kicked anything in her life and she had dogs that were friends,’’ Riches said. ‘‘But then she probably needed to kick. I mean, she probably fought for her life. But it wasn’t enough.’’
She had been a sweet and gentle pet, yet, slight sassy pet, Riches said.
‘‘She liked company. She thought she was a princess. She would go around and tell the horses that she was boss.’’