Our Residents

Our sanctuary residents would love to make your acquaintance!

We hope you enjoy reading about these little longears, and that you celebrate their recoveries along with us.

Little Longears began as and remains a rescue primarily for miniature donkeys, but standard and mammoth donkeys – as well as a few mules and ponies – also have found sanctuary here.

These donkeys are examples of how we change lives. Thank you to everyone who supports our rescue in many different ways.

 

Residents

The Mammoths: Marshall, Sarge and Trooper

In July 2016, on our way to a home visit for a potential adopter in PA, we passed by a pasture with 5 big donkeys that were clearly a mess! We reported their condition; shortly after, these Mammoth donkeys were Read More …

Manny

Manny came to us in Summer 2019 as an orphan who had grown up virtually alone. Without the company of other donkeys, he developed some severe behavioral and anxiety issues. Unfortunately, his behavior problems and anxiety levels grew so high Read More …

Margarita

Margarita is a very rare zebra/donkey hybrid who passed through several auctions before someone bought her freedom. Although her new owner loved her, he recognized that she was too difficult to manage. He did the best thing for her and Read More …

Matt and Jeff

Matt and Jeff were surrendered by their owners, who were older and having trouble caring for them. Both boys were suffering from health issues largely due to their inability to eat well. Their teeth were a disaster, in desperate need Read More …

Nestor and Sassafrass

Nestor and Sassafrass changed our lives. They are the donkeys who inspired us to found a miniature donkey rescue! In January 2012, we started looking for donkeys to keep our retired show horses company. We found two miniature donkeys for Read More …

Nutter Butter

Nutter Butter is a spotted mini who was surrendered to Little Longears in May 2018 when he was about 9 years old.  When we loaded him on the trailer, his very senior horse buddy, BJ, almost lost his mind, clearly Read More …

Paco

Paco was part of a multi-equine rescue in June 2015 that included Daniel (a donkey), Arabelle (a pony) and another mini mule, Pepe, who was Paco’s brother.  None of the males was gelded, and they fought constantly.  Because they’d had Read More …

Pearl

Pearl, a white molly mule, came to Little Longears in 2019 when she was 3 years old. Like the other mules, she mostly gravitates to the company of the ponies and mules.  Pearl is especially fond of Arabelle and Coco.

Pip

Pip is an elegant pony who came to us as an owner surrender in 2018. He loves to hang out with Arabelle, Coco, Hiccup and Pearl.

Piper

Piper, like her best friend, Duncan, is one of the luckiest donkeys: born here on the farm on Sept. 12, 2017. Piper has never known the type of abuse and neglect that her mother, Gracie, did.  She was born only Read More …