In June of 2013 16 donkeys came all the way from Navarro County, Texas. Due to the droughts that have plagued Texas the past couple summers, people have been turning their donkeys loose on the roads. The Sheriff's office has been collecting these abandoned donkeys and called Maria asking for aid. 16 donkeys made the trip, 9 of which were ungelded Jacks. They all received vaccines when they arrived and the studs were gelded on July 8th.
In addition to the Texas donkeys, 13 donkeys came from New Mexico through the Donkey Rescue Resource Network. On the same day, two donkeys and four miniature horses arrived from Mississippi where they had been part of an impound by HSUS in an animal hoarding case with over 200 animals (71 miniature horses). One of the miniatures has already found a home. The other 3 are showing signs of pregnancy.
In September 2013, 7 donkeys were picked up in Maryland with severely neglected hooves and extreme cases of obesity. These donkeys are currently being rehabilitated.
LFHR has a new trainer working with the horses. Anna Jacob of Avanti Horsemanship has joined the team. Anna previously competed in a Mustang Makeover and placed 10th overall with the mustang she gentled, Zephyr.
Our volunteer program is expanding! We are accepting volunteers over the age of 16 who have horse experience to help us around the barn.
Our 4th annual fall open house is just around the corner. The Open House is from 11am-4pm on Sunday October 20th. Find out more at www.lfhrmaryland.org/OpenHouse2013.html
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