Saturday, August 13, 2011

Betsy and George

Betsy Ross and George Washington were abandoned by their owners on some property that they had been renting.  Fortunately for these two cute donkeys, some caring neighbors made sure that they had food and water so they wouldn't suffer.

From what I can tell, they are mother and son, the mother (Bets) appears to be under 5 years of age and the jack (George) is maybe one year old.  Obviously George has not been handled AT ALL and the Betsy has had limited handling.  Betsy will walk up to me for very limited petting and scratching but George will not tolerate touching at all other then a sneaky pat on the nose. They are both friendly in spite of their shyness and neither of them have shown any sign of aggression while I've worked with them so I think it wouldn't take too long to get them to overcome their shyness. 

George needs to be castrated, normally I have that procedure done before they are adopted out but if someone that I can trust to get him castrated after adoption wants him I will let him go in tact, otherwise he will have to stay here until he is tamed enough to be handled and castrated.

1 comment:

Citizen Tastebud said...

I randomly came across your ad on CL looking for animal care jobs, and though I am in no position to adopt a donkey I wanted to say I was amazed by how gorgeous these donkeys are! I have never seen a donkey that looks so striking. Oddly enough, just yesterday I was saying "I would adopt a donkey one day if I had a farm". Unfortunately, I do not own a farm and probably never will, but i sent an email to my friend who does, and he knows other people who do as well, so perhaps someone along the grape vine will be interested.
Good luck with getting them and the other animals adopted!

I am not afraid of death and I am not selfish therefor no animal shall suffer at the hands of my weaknesses.