Louise and Thelma – Companion Donkeys – In Need of Sponsors

Louise and Thelma were a local surrender case here in Linden. They were surrender to the rescue on October 9, 2020. Their previous owner was an older farmer who was not able to take these of Louise and Thelma anymore due to the number of cows he had and cost. They both have not been touched in 5 years, they were with cows on 200 acres of land. Upon arrival their hooves needed trimming. They both received a good trimming which was a lesson for them that we are only trying to help them. They both have have cleft hooves but we are trying our best to try to fix them to make sure they aren’t in pain. Since they had a rough past, they are still scared of everyone and everything. We have been working with them so they will learn that they will receive nothing but love and good food here! They love to do everything, and I mean everything together! They even must eat from the same feed bowl even though we offered feed in two different feed bowls. Thelma is more dominant and curious than Louise, we were able to pet Thelma within 3 days upon arrival while Louise was still deciding how she felt about us. They are both getting more comfortable with our volunteers and interactions with other horses each day! It is cute to see horses who never seen donkeys before reacting to them, without a doubt Commander Con the 19-year-old Standardbred Gelding is the most curious about them. They do come closer to us but putting is still hard for a full size adult. We have caught several young kids who were able to pet them through the fence. They are a bonded pair so they must be adopted out together. They are looking for a home who can work with them every day to gain their trust. They tend to be still skittish towards our volunteers but they have learned to trust a little by following Buddy a permanent donkey here. They are not meant to be guardian angels anymore they deserve to be loved and handled.

To follow Louise and Thelma’s progress please check out our Facebook Page and or our Instagram Page. For adoption information please fill the form out below or call (904)236-8928.

They will both need sponsors. If you would like to become a sponsor for Thelma or Louise please sign up for your reoccurring monthly donations usingĀ PayPal or . Recommended donations amounts are $25, $50, $75, or $100 (Full Sponsorship). You can also adjust the amount to how much you want to donate. Singular bequests are also welcomed!

Louise and Thelma – Companion Donkeys – In Need of Sponsors