HERE IS A DONKEY WE CAN SAVE! Sitting on a feedlot, waiting to be sold to Mexico or ropers.

A few days ago I told you all about Donkey Roping.

Most of you were pretty upset about it…  Many of you wrote and emailed the editor of the local paper of the town (Van Horn, TX) that is hosting the Donkey Roping Championship this weekend.  (You can read about how to email in this blog.)

Today, in my inbox, was this photo of a jenny who is sitting in a feedlot in Fallon, NV.   She is 10 years old, unhandled, healthy and looks just like my Norma Jean.  Since she is unhandled, a donkey and in the Fallon Feedlot, she will most likely go to a Mexican slaughter house or the donkey ropers.

The good news is that one of the tireless workers who does everything she can to save as many equines as possible from the Fallon Feedlot has secured a Sanctuary home for this donkey.

She just needs bail and transportation costs.  $550.

*If we raise more than $550, the excess will go into a fund to help more Fallon horses with rescue, transportation and upkeep.  So no worries if we collect more!!

This 10 year-old unhandled jenny is sitting in the Fallon Feedlot, awaiting sale to Mexican slaughter or the local donkey ropers. Please help spring her and send her to the awaiting Sanctuary!

LET’S ‘HELP SPRING THIS JENNY’ BUCKET FUND (anyone have name suggestions?)

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Thank you for caring about this jenny (She kinda looks like me!) – click my image to donate! NormaJean.

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4 comments have been posted...

  1. Shelby

    Amazing! I came across your blog while writing a letter to all the readers of the newsletter that I publish monthly on behalf of the Pikes Peak Longears Association here in Colorado. The donkey roping controversy was the subject of my letter. Thank you for the information as well as the concerted effort of behalf of longears. I will be sure to mention you in my sources.

  2. Shirley Puga

    Today the jenny was delivered to Wild Burro Rescue. Many thanks to the folks that contributed funds, Dawn/Horse and Man for sharing her plight, Wild Burro Rescue for offering her sanctuary & Doug Lake for transporting her.

  3. Doug

    WOW. This morning there was a couple hundred dollars. I went and worked on my bathroom I’m remodeling and just checked it again. Over $1000.00 Let’s get her out of there. I can pick her up Wednesday morning.

  4. Doug

    Hi Dawn. I’ve let Shirley know that I’m available to trailer her out of Fallon and to wherever she ends up going (but not Mexico). I was telling her about Benji, the donkey we used to have when I was in Morocco. We used to hook him up to a cart we had and Mom and Dad would sit up front on the buckboard seat and the four of us kids would ride in the back and that’s how we would often go to the market in town to do our shopping. Benji was a kick and would do anything for you. We used to put a straw hat on her for the trip. It had holes cut out for his big ears. When Dad came home from work Benji would start braying and wouldn’t stop until he came out with a bucket of grain. What great memories. How can anyone not like donkeys once they’ve been around them?

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