When we rescued Gabe from a livestock auction in the summer of 2016, he was in terrible shape, neglected in every way.  Once he arrived at Little Longears, he seemed lost and sad.  Gabe desperately wanted to come into the barn and just hang out in a stall.  But, despite his condition when we found him, he must have been a treasured donkey at some point in his life: he is sweet and is comfortable being handled, and he has such good manners.  Someone once loved and trained him.  We will never know what his story was before we rescued him, or how or why he ended up at an auction, but he is safe and loved here.  This sweet boy now has lots of donkey friends, in particular a little guy named Alex.  We’ve promised Gabe that he will never, ever end up at another auction again.