January 16 th


New burros arrive at the sanctuary!

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Saturday evening, the two BLM burros saved from the feedlot by Edgewood Longears Safehouse in New Mexico arrived here. Longears sent them via a very fancy horse transport rig and they travelled with two show horses en-route to Las Vegas. They hopped right off the trailer and seemed to be in great shape after their 9 hour trip.

New burros, Esperanza and Nina

New burros from New Mexico

The two new girls have sponsors to cover their hay. Thank you, Joyce and Nancy! We are very happy to work with Dorothea Lotter and Andrew Cross who run a great burro rescue in New Mexico. These two are from a large group they rescued from a feedlot back in November. Most, if not all, of them would have ended up being used for roping practice which is a very cruel way to treat a burro. Many are injured and permanently emotionally damaged by this so-called “sport”.

Esperanza is very pregnant. So far, all 5 burros seem to like one another through the fence. The new girls are in their own paddock for now until they settle in.

new burros


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  1. Melody says:

    Congrat’s Cathy! So proud of you! Loved watching the video and Bear! LOL!!! Squeezing under that fence! Hahaha! Love how they just watch you-beautiful ladies! Love your new fencing and shelters. Wow, what lucky critters! Great, colorful names,too!

  2. Jeannie says:

    Oh, Catherine, they are both so adorable!!! Love how they are all checking each other out…You have it set up so nice!!!! It is going to be so exciting when she has her baby..

  3. Cathy Ritlaw says:

    Thank you! We are going to turn them out together as soon as I get the halter off. Dorothea thinks they will be OK. I can take Pepito out when she gets ready to foal. All 5 stay at the fence looking at each other & no one is getting any exercise! LOL.

  4. Cathy Ritlaw says:

    Thank you, Melody! Tomorrow, we are going to try turning them out together.

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