The boys came to TPDR this past January. Yes, they
were a pair of intact jacks so the very first order of business was
to get them gelded. As with so very many donkeys that come to us
they had a few issues. Their previous owner had never kept donkeys
much less a pair of intact jacks. Well a neighbor "down the road"
did have donkeys. He had several standard jacks as well as some
jennets. Is it any surprise that little Mo and Curly one day took
their fence down and down the road they went in an attempt to "get
lucky." They got in trouble instead! The owners wife attempted to
drag the two "in lust" boys back home at the same time. Not a
surprise that she fell and injured her knee. And just about that
same time they decided to have a veterinarian visit Curly to have a
look at the growth that had been developing for a number of months
under his eye.
So the easiest as well as most cost effective
solution was certainly not to have the boys gelded and Curly's
sarcoid treated but to get rid of them. Problem solved.
Well as reported we had them gelded, vaccinated,
coggins tested, and trimmed. And I am so happy to report that our
Curly had a great result from his sarcoid treatment. We were in
contact with a veterinarian at Texas A & M regarding how to proceed.
In the coming months and we will be publishing his story and photos
both on our website as well as in The Asset.
The boys have learned so much in the time they have
been with us. They have been in the foster care of Jane Olney since
their arrival. They have learned to integrate with other donkeys,
lead well,stand for the farrier as well as the dreaded fly spray.
And boy do they enjoy visitors. Men, women, kids it matters not as
they are certain that all company have come just to see them.
Their personalities are quite different from one
another. Curly is the passive one and Mo the assertive one.
Depending on a potential adopters having a suitable companion it is
possible that we would adopt them out individually.
For more information
Tia Bonkowski at 517-623-0000
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