21 young donkeys. Starving. Sitting in mud. Their owner fell off of a ladder when he was making repairs to the house. He died. During this awful time, the donkeys were deemed too much by the bereft wife. She could not emotionally, mentally, physically… care for them. So, they were left to fend for themselves for many weeks during winter storms in Texas. 9 young jennies and 12 intact (mostly young) jacks… losing weight daily in the rain and mud… . They are all very, very skinny – especially the youngest. They all need skin care, proper nutrition and halter training! The 12 boys all need to be gelded when they are fit enough for surgery.
Dr. Kris Anderson came to the rescue and took all 21 donkeys into her home – and is helping them out of her own pocket. She also had to construct special housing for the intact males. As soon as they are all ready for gelding, she will perform all 12 of those surgeries, too. They all need excellent food, skin treatments, gelding and training.
Let’s help Dr. Kris with her good deed of jumping in and handling this situation, taking on this expense personally. She just couldn’t not do something!
All donations are 100% tax deductible! Thank you in advance for starting this year – helping! Our goal is $200 per donkey to cover food, gelding, meds, housing, halter training, feet… . A total of $4200!
When their relatively young owner died, his wife was unable to care for the donkeys. Luckily, their vet, Dr. Kris, heard about what had happened and took the time to reached out to find out who was caring for the donkeys. Once she found out that no one was caring for the donkeys… she offered to help the wife by taking on all 21 donkeys, herself. Personally. Dr. Kris had to evaluate them all, photograph them all for Coggins (in-state rule), prepare her pastures for the intact jacks and jennies, transport them all (they didn’t know how to load) and then treat them all.
Now, Dr. Kris Anderson is feeding them so they will become strong enough to go through the gelding and worming process. With proper nutrition and skin care, they should be available for adoption in a few months.