Some miniature donkeys recently visited Residents at Aurrum Healesville in Victoria.

The donkeys are brought in occasionally for a bit of Resident ‘donkey therapy.’

‘Louie’ and ‘Rafael’ are incredibly placid and affectionate, and love nothing more than a cuddle by whoever is willing.

Lifestyle and Wellness Coordinator Sylvi Sanders said the visit really brightened up everyone’s day.

“The therapeutic value of animals is undeniable. Some of our Residents owned animals before they moved here, so Louie and Rafael really give them a wonderful sense of continuity and comfort.”