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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Another elderly lady helped

Another one of the elderly ladies from El Refugio del Burrito is Joanna. Money collected at Pino Pie Day 2010 will help raise funds for this wonderful sanctuaries efforts to help and rescue donkeys. Here is Joanna's story:

Joanna is a pretty little donkey, aged 34, that came to us as part of a group of 18 donkeys from the Canary Islands, where she was living at Los Burros Felices a donkey refuge run by Katrina and Phillip Townsend that, sadly, had to close down. Although she was already "old", she arrived in fine condition after the three day travel from the Islands, escorted by Phillip himself. Having lived all her life in such a tourist area, she's quite an expert at languages. For some reason still unknown to us, when she is about to be fed, she doesn't bray like her paddock mates... She roars! Just like a lion! We suspect she wants the lion's share...Such talented beauty does not go unnoticed and has quite a growing fan base at the farm.

Oh, Joanna, I wish we could hear you roar!