All the donkey needed was a pair of trousers.
Haim, the donkey in question, had been horribly abused by his former owners who had tied up his legs with barbed wire, leaving him in the hands of ruthless children. The wounds he bore were both emotional and physical. The barbed wire had rubbed the fur off of his legs entirely and flies would bite the raw skin making it difficult to heal. When the donkey was rescued and brought to the Ramat Gan Safari in Israel, the caretakers noticed that Haim was stuck in a vicious cycle as his legs healed: The flies caused Haim to bite and scratch his legs, causing more sores that in turn attracted more flies. When regular bandages fell victim to Haim’s bites, the workers at the safari devised a clever solution to the problem: Donkey pants. Two workers spent hours stitching together a special pair of pants for the donkey that are held up by suspenders over his shoulders. Haim’s trousers are allowing his physical wounds to heal while he slowly heals the emotional scars and learns to trust people again.