Often we are asked the same question......why do you
want to do all this work and rescue animals?
Go back to Good Friday, 2002...Sharon Windsor had a
busy life caring for her many animals on her farm in rural Michigan.
Sharon decided to attend a large Indiana Horse
auction and there she found "Shaggy" in a kill pen. He was very dirty,
very crippled and very old. He was moving timidly from corner to
corner trying to keep away from the aggressive and large draft horses
that were also on their way to the kill pen.
Recognizing that Shaggy was in poor condition and
did not have much time left, Sharon bought him in the hopes of giving
him a peaceful and humane death.
After a short time with him, she realized that
someone had loved this donkey once. He was gelded, very well trained
and totally trusting. Someone had dumped this gentle old soul for the
grand sum of $31.00.
Exactly four months later, again on a Friday, Sharon
ran to town for some errands. When she returned home she quickly
realized that something was not right with Shaggy. As he laid on his
side, she gently cradled his dear, sweet head in her lap. Shaggy
passed peacefully on, feeling loved and secure. As tears fell down her
cheeks, she quietly thanked him for waiting for her to find him and
allowing her to be with him when he passed.
With his passing, Sharon became determined to start
a rescue for these amazing animals. Two years later it became a
reality with the birth of Turning Pointe Donkey Rescue.
Our dream is that all of these beautiful creatures
have a Sharon in their lives and not have to die alone.
donkey who inspired Turning Pointe Donkey Rescue
Calvin's feet when he was found by TPDR
Read on for even more "reasons"
Kiki and Koko's