Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Exciting News

Our newest addition; Molly - 29 year old Mini mule;

It has been quite some time since I last wrote on the blog. The Donkey Day Celebration was a great success and kicked off a busy July of visitors to the Refuge. We are still busy but I just had to take the time to sit down and say Hello again to everyone.
Donkey Days had a very good turnout of wonderful and caring people and we raised enough money to buy the winter hay again......that is until we received a surrender of Molly the Mule and the soon to be here four Mammoth Donkeys needing care.
Molly the Mule is 29 years old and was rescued by her owner 11 years ago. She has been loved and very well cared for ever since and has been brought to the Refuge to live out here days in a serene and happy setting. She is a lovely girl and is very bright. Molly has bonded with Pueblo and Farrah but still remains aloof from the rest of the herd. She likes to go on walks and loves to be brushed. She is getting a lot of attention from all the visitors to the farm this summer and gets along very well with Rob.
The four Mammoth Donkeys are being surrendered by their owners who have come into very hard times. The Donkeys are going to need extensive Farrier care but have been well fed and were given lots of love and attention. The owner has taken ill and just can't care for them any more. Our challenge right now is trying to find transportation from the interior of B.C. to our farm. We will also be starting a fund raiser to help cover the costs of farrier and vet bills and of course more hay for these large Long Ears. Mammoth Donkeys are the largest size of Donkey to be found and are not really that common of occurrence in this area. If you are interested in helping us restore these animals to good health your donations would be greatly appreciated and can be sent to P.O. Box 2938 Salmon Arm, B.C. Canada V1E 4R7.
I will keep you all updated on the progress of this rescue and will post pictures as soon as they arrive here.
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer and enjoying each day as it comes.

1 comment:

  1. Joy often comes after sorrow, like morning after night.. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .