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October 30 update on Poco the crippled burro

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October 30 update on Poco the crippled burro
On October 29th, we took in a little crippled burro. The BLM wanted him to find a safe home and we offered to take him. He has a badly deformed hoof and had a hard time keeping up with the other wild burros in the Lake Havasu City area. Chad Benson, the BLM wild horse & burro expert, set up a corral trap and after catching some of the wrong burros, caught “Poco”. He took him by the vet who sedated him and removed about 20 inches of deformed hoof. The vet thinks he was born with a defect and says he is 11 years old. So, he had been carrying the burden of this hoof for years. He is very calm and friendly. We think he realized he needed help. He will need to be gelded after he has a little time to adjust. Until then, he must stay separated from the other burros. What a survivor! Here, he will not have to travel miles every day to find food and water and will not be in danger of being killed by predators.

Poco standing alone out in the wild

Poco standing alone out in the wild

20 inches of deformed hoof the vet sawed off

20 inches of deformed hoof the vet sawed off

Poco today

Poco today

Poco's leg & hoof now

Poco’s leg & hoof now

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