We found Shemayah tied to a fence in an industrial area. The security man from a nearby factory had spotted him and called us. The man, who met us in the parking lot, was visibly shaken. He signalled us to follow his car and when we arrived at the spot he got out carrying huge metal cutters. Then we saw Shemaya tied with a metal chain, with NO OUTER EARS, braying in agony. The security man approached the donkey and cut him free. We called him Shemayah, which in Hebrew means "Hear, O Lord".
We don't know who did this horrific thing to him but today when Shemayah comes to get his daily dose of petting, he only hears tender words of love.