Albert

Albert

Farm Sanctuary, Orland, California

Albert was an escape artist. His previous caretaker could not keep the gregarious and inquisitive donkey from venturing beyond his home, and neighbors complained, including one person who threatened to shoot the donkey should he escape again. Albert’s caretaker thankfully did right by him and found him an appropriate home with Farm Sanctuary. Albert first met the sanctuary sheep flock, and with a much larger area to explore, his escape artist tendencies did not reappear. Later he became best friends with Waylon, a donkey who had just lost his longtime partner. As a friendly mini donkey, Albert has a tendency to steal the hearts of all the humans who are fortunate to meet him.

Albert

Albert

Farm Sanctuary, Orland, California

Albert was an escape artist. His previous caretaker could not keep the gregarious and inquisitive donkey from venturing beyond his home, and neighbors complained, including one person who threatened to shoot the donkey should he escape again. Albert’s caretaker thankfully did right by him and found him an appropriate home with Farm Sanctuary. Albert first met the sanctuary sheep flock, and with a much larger area to explore, his escape artist tendencies did not reappear. Later he became best friends with Waylon, a donkey who had just lost his longtime partner. As a friendly mini donkey, Albert has a tendency to steal the hearts of all the humans who are fortunate to meet him.

Jellybean

Jellybean

Animal Place, Grass Valley, California

Mr. G goat and Jellybean donkey were living at a place verging on hoarding. Animal control intervened and a rescuer found sanctuary homes for the pair, albeit separately. Their bond became evident when Mr. G refused to eat for six days; with nothing physically wrong the only conclusion was that he was depressed. This was proven true when Animal Place brought Jellybean to him and Mr. G went from barely moving to dancing around his friend and eating from her bowl. Now the pair lives at Animal Place and teaches visitors about the depth of non-human animal emotions.

Jellybean

Jellybean

Animal Place, Grass Valley, California

Mr. G goat and Jellybean donkey were living at a place verging on hoarding. Animal control intervened and a rescuer found sanctuary homes for the pair, albeit separately. Their bond became evident when Mr. G refused to eat for six days; with nothing physically wrong the only conclusion was that he was depressed. This was proven true when Animal Place brought Jellybean to him and Mr. G went from barely moving to dancing around his friend and eating from her bowl. Now the pair lives at Animal Place and teaches visitors about the depth of non-human animal emotions.

Jellybean

Jellybean

Animal Place, Grass Valley, California

Mr. G goat and Jellybean donkey were living at a place verging on hoarding. Animal control intervened and a rescuer found sanctuary homes for the pair, albeit separately. Their bond became evident when Mr. G refused to eat for six days; with nothing physically wrong the only conclusion was that he was depressed. This was proven true when Animal Place brought Jellybean to him and Mr. G went from barely moving to dancing around his friend and eating from her bowl. Now the pair lives at Animal Place and teaches visitors about the depth of non-human animal emotions.

Bobby

Bobby

Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Saugerties, New York

Bobby arrived at Catskill at the young age of 47 years. He was rescued by elder humans who were then able to bring him to the sanctuary. Bobby had endured neglect prior to his rescue, and it was thought that he was arriving at the sanctuary for palliative care; however, with specialized hoof care and nutritional support, Bobby lived almost three more years at Catskill and became a beloved and iconic member of the family who delighted visitors as he roamed the property. 

Bert

Bert

Ching Farm Rescue & Sanctuary, Herriman, Utah

Burt spent part of his life as a breeding stud, valued for the amount of miniature donkey offspring he could sire and ultimately how much profit they could bring. When he had outlived this function for the breeder, he was adopted by Ching a few years after the sanctuary was founded, and he has been with them ever since, valued because he is an individual, not for what he can produce. A rather friendly and inquisitive member of the small hoofed herd, Burt has become one of the faces of the sanctuary, greeting guests and volunteers.

Bert

Bert

Ching Farm Rescue & Sanctuary, Herriman, Utah

Burt spent part of his life as a breeding stud, valued for the amount of miniature donkey offspring he could sire and ultimately how much profit they could bring. When he had outlived this function for the breeder, he was adopted by Ching a few years after the sanctuary was founded, and he has been with them ever since, valued because he is an individual, not for what he can produce. A rather friendly and inquisitive member of the small hoofed herd, Burt has become one of the faces of the sanctuary, greeting guests and volunteers.

Albert

Albert

Farm Sanctuary, Orland, California

Albert was an escape artist. His previous caretaker could not keep the gregarious and inquisitive donkey from venturing beyond his home, and neighbors complained, including one person who threatened to shoot the donkey should he escape again. Albert’s caretaker thankfully did right by him and found him an appropriate home with Farm Sanctuary. Albert first met the sanctuary sheep flock, and with a much larger area to explore, his escape artist tendencies did not reappear. Later he became best friends with Waylon, a donkey who had just lost his longtime partner. As a friendly mini donkey, Albert has a tendency to steal the hearts of all the humans who are fortunate to meet him.

Albert

Albert

Farm Sanctuary, Orland, California

Albert was an escape artist. His previous caretaker could not keep the gregarious and inquisitive donkey from venturing beyond his home, and neighbors complained, including one person who threatened to shoot the donkey should he escape again. Albert’s caretaker thankfully did right by him and found him an appropriate home with Farm Sanctuary. Albert first met the sanctuary sheep flock, and with a much larger area to explore, his escape artist tendencies did not reappear. Later he became best friends with Waylon, a donkey who had just lost his longtime partner. As a friendly mini donkey, Albert has a tendency to steal the hearts of all the humans who are fortunate to meet him.

Bonnie

Bonnie

Farm Sanctuary, Orland, California

Waylon

Waylon

Farm Sanctuary, Orland, California

Harley

Harley

Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

Rescued from a Bureau of Land Management round up of wild burros and horses, Honky Tonk & Harley found their way to sanctuary after an extended stay in a small holding pen packed with other burros awaiting adoption. Taken from their wild lands and crammed into a small, overcrowded area, Honky Tonk nevertheless became enamored of humans, and follows them around requesting attention and back rubs. Harley follows humans too, but his inclination is more toward nipping than nuzzling. The boys are closely bonded, never very far apart from each other.

Harley

Harley

Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

Honky Tonk & Harley

Honky Tonk & Harley

Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

Rescued from a Bureau of Land Management round up of wild burros and horses, Honky Tonk & Harley found their way to sanctuary after an extended stay in a small holding pen packed with other burros awaiting adoption. Taken from their wild lands and crammed into a small, overcrowded area, Honky Tonk nevertheless became enamored of humans, and follows them around requesting attention and back rubs. Harley follows humans too, but his inclination is more toward nipping than nuzzling. The boys are closely bonded, never very far apart from each other.

Honky Tonk

Honky Tonk

Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

Rescued from a Bureau of Land Management round up of wild burros and horses, Honky Tonk & Harley found their way to sanctuary after an extended stay in a small holding pen packed with other burros awaiting adoption. Taken from their wild lands and crammed into a small, overcrowded area, Honky Tonk nevertheless became enamored of humans, and follows them around requesting attention and back rubs. Harley follows humans too, but his inclination is more toward nipping than nuzzling. The boys are closely bonded, never very far apart from each other.

Festus Jackson

Festus Jackson

Green Acres Farm Sanctuary, Silverton, Oregon

Festus Jackson

Festus Jackson

Green Acres Farm Sanctuary, Silverton, Oregon

J.R.

J.R.

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Scio, Oregon

J.R.

J.R.

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Scio, Oregon

J.R.

J.R.

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Scio, Oregon

Oyte

Oyte

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Scio, Oregon

Oyte

Oyte

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Scio, Oregon

Sergio

Sergio

Out to Pasture Sanctuary, Estacada, Oregon

 Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

 Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

 Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

 Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

 Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

 Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres, Acton, California

J.R.

J.R.

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Scio, Oregon