SERENA is a old wild burro, captured by the BLM in 2004 when she was 6 years old. When we adopted her, she arrived very under weight and pregnant, along with back injuries. There is a video of the BLM “wranglers” using her and other wild burros for roping practice. Serena is deeply terrified of men and the sight of a rope. She trusts women and loves to have her long ears rubbed.
If you watch Len Johnson’s DVD, “Last of the Spanish Mustangs”, you will see film of baby burros at the Kingman, Az. BLM corrals circa 2004, hog-tied and left lying in the dirt as “wranglers” used them for roping.
We are happy to say that our area now has a different BLM Wild Horse & Burro Specialist in charge who likes and respects wild horses & burros.
At JERAS, Serena is free to be herself and no longer has to fear being abused by humans. She is very happy with the company of her burro friends.