It is estimated that 3 billion people in the world wear flip flops. Since they don't last forever they end up in landfills, and worse, in the oceans. The Indian Ocean alone washes many millions of discarded flip flops onto the beaches around Kenya. Artists there have been taking the old footwear and re-purposing them into usable objects -- most fantastically into beautiful animal sculptures.
In St. Lucie, Florida, a mother and her two daughters were attacked by a pack of wild dogs that had killed two of their beloved miniature horses. They were saved from nasty injury and maybe worse by the actions of their donkey whose name is Donkey but should have been...Hero. Read on for more about this brave and loyal creature.