Poco

Poco has written his story! It is a short story suitable for children & adults. $8 per copy plus $2 shipping or 2-4 copies @$8 each plus $3 total shipping. Paypal to jeranimalsanctuary@frontier.com & be sure to say you are ordering books and give us your address. Or, send a check to us at 3085 East Prairie Hill Rd. Kingman, Az. 86409. Thank you! All proceeds go to the sanctuary.

The cover of Poco’s book

 

Poco is our new little burro captured by BLM on October 29, 2014. He was living in the wild in the Lake Havasu City area. Our friend, Terry, spotted him on one of her hikes. She told us about him and alerted the BLM. He was having a hard time keeping up with the other wild burros and was also in danger of being killed by predators. He is tiny, 11 years old and the vet thinks born with a defect that caused him to walk on the front of his hoof. About 20 inches was cut off..probably all the hoof he had grown in his entire life. He is an amazing survivor! JERAS is very thankful to Terry and to our local BLM horse & burro specialist, Chad. He really went out of his way to safely trap and transport this little guy. Chad and Dr. Anderson believe he realized he needed help, and that is why he is so agreeable. We think so, too.

Update- Poco had X- rays on Nov. 21. They confirmed that he was born with a defect and is actually missing the bone which is normally inside a hoof (P3). Despite this, he is happy and seems glad to be here where he no longer has to fend for himself. He even does a little bucking when he sees breakfast coming!

I helped Poco write his story and we will have it available soon. It will be an inspirational tale, suitable for children.

Poco now has his own Facebook page, too. https://www.facebook.com/BravePoco

Donations to help cover his future care are greatly appreciated.

Note: we opted not to put Poco through the pain & trauma of gelding, as he is very well behaved as a stallion. He also has a mini donkey friend who lives with him and they play daily.

Poco standing alone out in the wild

Poco standing alone out in the wild. Photo courtesy of Terry Shoblom Watt

 

Poco in the wild with his deformed hoof. Photo courtesy of Terry Shoblom Watt

Poco in the wild with his deformed hoof. Photo courtesy of Terry Shoblom Watt

 

Poco in the trailer after being captured.

Poco in the trailer after being captured.

 

20 inches of deformed hoof the vet sawed off

20 inches of deformed hoof the vet sawed off

 

Poco today

Poco the day he arrived

 

Poco

Poco

 

 

Poco has a friend! Chico is an aged mini burro whose owner could no longer keep him. They get along very well.

Poco & Chico

Poco & Chico

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Poco June 2015

 

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