On my days off, I used to be busy rescuing Serena’s donkey and horse shelter.
The nonprofit accepted 65 donkeys and mules final month, bringing the overall variety of animals on Selina’s 30-acre property to greater than 90.
“They need to be a part of the household, not simply throw them within the slaughterhouse,” stated Carla Vargas, founding father of Donkey and Horse Paradise Rescue. That is what I really feel, and I’ve at all times had my coronary heart for them.”
Vargas began his non-profit rescue effort 14 years in the past. She says she’s by no means seen numbers just like the one she’s seeing now.
“Hay is $185 a bale. It was $70,” Vargas stated. “So it’s totally costly to maintain them. Individuals simply abandon them as a result of they cannot afford to maintain them.”
Vargas says there are 30 animals on the rescue crew at anyone time. Taking good care of 3 times that variety of him and getting them prepared for adoption comes at a price.
“We’re overwhelmed by the variety of rescues this month,” Vargas stated. “I’ve by no means had this drawback earlier than, so it is heartbreaking.”
Vargas says the purpose is to discover a everlasting residence for the rescued donkeys and mules.
“They will be nice pals to your cows and your Longhorns, and I promise they’re one of the best ninja kickers,” laughed Vargas. No cats allowed!”
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