GREAT NEWS! 15 VET STUDENTS CAME TO HELP THE 21 DONKEYS! All were vetted, castrated, teeth done, feet done… all in one day!






SO AWESOME!  THE CAVALRY OF VET STUDENTS TO THE RESCUE – literally!

Yup.  15 – 2nd year students from Texas A&M Veterinary School (along with a farrier) descended upon Dr. Kris’ home to administer to the 21 donkeys who were in need of just about everything.  All have been eating well for 2 weeks and had gained sufficient weight – except one whose teeth were horrible.  Some were strong enough to have vaccines.  The rest had to wait  for vaccination, worming, feet, castration, teeth and other odds and ends (hernias, cuts, eye issues…).  Yesterday was the day!

All the students participated in sedation, vaccination, worming, farrier duties, catching wild donkeys, securing wild donkeys, watching dentals… It was a great day for all – a total WIN-WIN.

Beautiful Purdy, ready for a new life! (The students were muddy and filthy at the end of the day – but all smiles! A very good day.)

And equally good news, this huge gift of free help cut down Dr. Kris’ costs greatly!  These donkeys will be adoptable much sooner than anticipated.  So, instead of the estimated $4200 to administer to all 21 donkeys, Dr. Kris’ hard costs for meds, farrier, food and supplies is only $2400!  Yay!  So we are almost to our goal!!  We are 2/3rds there!

Only $800 needed to reach our goal!  All donations are 100% tax deductible.  Thank you in advance!



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PHOTO JOURNAL!  (comments are from Dr. Kris!)

It had rained heavily in the days before… all the donkeys in the newly made paddock Dr. Kris constructed for them… flooded. But, here they are in line-up. Ready for the day!

Peanut had white line disease…

Vet students learning the proper way to hold a wild equine and administer sedation.

Students watch as Dr. Kris does the dental floats. This is Baby.

Farrier at one end… castration prep at the other. They tried to keep the sedation time to a minimum – but pain management was a priority. This is Hershey. Now a gelding.

Vet student finding the vein…pre-castration.

This is Pumpkin. Headed into her new life!

This is Rio waking up from surgery. One less jack.

It had rained heavily the days previously… this is little Lacy. She is all ready to find a new home!

This is Dr. Kris’ cat. Stormy had to be a part of everything.

The entire team with the still dozing, new gelding, Peanut.

ONLY $800 needed to pay back Dr. Kris for her hard costs!  Can we help her?  THANK YOU!  Starbucks?  Car seat change?  It ALL adds up!  Donations are 100% tax deductible!

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A GREAT DAY!   A WIN-WIN FOR ALL.  THANK YOU:  DR. KRIS, ALL THE STUDENTS FROM TEXAS A&M, ALL OF YOU WHO CARED AND ALL OF YOU WHO DONATED… AND TO THESE BEAUTIFUL DONKEYS – READY FOR NEW HOMES!



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