senior burro urgent care needed
Now, 15 years later, they are all approaching 35-40 years old. Other rescued burros have lived as BLM adotped burros till their lives changed for whatever reasons and then came here for sanctuary. Many have been abused as roping burros for rodeo practice.
These burros are unadoptable so they need the Wild Burro Rescue sanctuary to live out the remainder of their lives well cared for in a loving environment where they are treated with the kindness and respect they deserve. Many like Chyrstal, Sundown, Billy and Poppy (pictured here) can no longer eat hay so they depend 100% on equine senior, oats and supplements to survive. They are removed from the larger groups and given a corral and shelter of their own where their extra special diet can be provided, To watch then come back from the brink of death to health is a wonderful reward for those of us who care for them. We can only do this with your help.
Although we are not a horse rescue, some cases cannot be ignored if we are to sleep at night and live with ourselves if we do not provide care and sanctuary in a life and death situation to ANY elder equine in crisis.
Many horses and mules come to us in a sad and desperate state of starvation. Hay alone cannot bring them back. This special diet is a lifetime need that gives them a high quality life for many more years of happiness and love.
please help us make their golden years truly golden.
Special care and shelters make this a reality.
We receive NO government funding, have no paid staff, we are all volunteers. The burros depend on people like you for their future.
Below is our monthly budget. Your help in any capacity is greatly appreciated! Please help us reach our monthly goal by a regular contribution for over-all expenses or in specific categories of your choosing.
Thank you from all of us here at the sanctuary and especially from our elder burros!
fly control $833
senior grain $1000
weight builder supplement $262
anti-inflammatory pain tablets $365
We want to reach out to you, our supporters, at a very critical time for us here at the sanctuary. Funds are low until we start to get responses from our fall/winter newsletter that just went to press today.
We only have enough hay for 8 days of feeding!
A scary situation to be in.
We want to ask if you can help by either a direct donation or if you prefer, you can call our supplier directly and order as many bales of hay as you'd like or bags of Equine Senior and Rolled oats for our senior burros. If you choose this last way, you can call Gateway in Inyokern, CA at 760-377-4571 and ask for Heather. Just let her know how many bales/bags you would like to add to the hay truck that delivers directly here to the sanctuary.
If you would like to help with a donation towards the purchase of hay, we gladly accept:
or you can write a check made payable to Wild Burro Rescue and mail to PO Box 10 Olancha, CA 93549-0010
We need your help! Diana said just this morning: "We are desperate right now and we NEED help to get our hay barn refilled and more grain for our old timers ". So whatever you can do to help out would be very much appreciated. There is no such thing as a small amount ... everything is appreciated.
most sincerely from our hearts,
Diana Chontos, President/founder WBR
Karen Gilligan, VP WBR
So on this day, we put out a gentle reminder of our campaign for our senior burros. Each day they need their special diet to maintain health and strength. Please visit this link to see the list of things we need to help them on a daily basis and if you can please send in anything you care to donate...no amount is too small!
Thank you to all who have helped us so far! Please continue to pass the word on about our campaign.
Much love from us all here at the sanctuary.
The old timers soooo look forward to seeing us come their way with the grain bowls! Happy braying ensues the whole way over to their corrals. You can be a part of that joy for them by helping us stay well stocked of grains and oats.
Thank you all for your love and support for our burros.
Anything you can spare would be so much appreciated.
How bags would you like to add to our grain room?
Thank you very much for your generosity and support! Lots of happy braying to you from our burros:)
I agree with Ted! If we say we love burros, then it's time we "put our money where our mouth is". Especially the senior burros; they need a special diet for the rest of their lives. You don't need to be "onsite" at the burro rescue to give a donation -- that's one of the wonders of the Internet, instant results! So please give to help these gentle, beloved animals.