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

Alex

Alex is a gelding rescued from the New Holland, PA auction in August 2016, when he was about 4 years old.  He’s a very confident little guy and has buddied up with Gabe.

Angie

Angie was about 2 1/2 when we rescued her, Stella and Xena from an auction in October 2016.  Angie literally was the skinniest donkey we have ever seen, and we just could not believe that she was actually alive in Read More …

Arabelle

Although she has short ears, this little pony really needed our help.  In June 2015, we rescued Arabelle – along with Daniel and his two mini mule sons – from a horrible situation.  She was rarely handled and spent 8 Read More …

Benson and Houston

Benson (R) and Houston (L) were part of a group of standard donkeys rescued from a kill pen in Texas in December 2015. They were slaughter-bound, turned away at the Texas/Mexico border because they were (at that time) still jacks. Read More …

Bert

When Bert’s best friend died, his owners turned to Little Longears to provide a new family for him so he wouldn’t be alone. Bert has been thriving ever since he arrived here in the summer of 2021 at about 12 Read More …

Big Clyde

Big Clyde was the oldest member of a group of mammoth donkeys to which we alerted officials in 2016. He and the rest of his herd were terribly neglected. All of them had overgrown hooves, causing debilitating pain and inhibiting Read More …

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde were just babies – about 5 months old – in February 2016 when another rescue pulled them and their moms from an auction, on their way to a kill pen. This coordinated rescue effort resulted in a Read More …

Brighty

Brighty lived in horrible conditions at a farm where the owner neglected all his equines.  The animals lacked food and water, but smart little Brighty figured out how to escape to find grass and water throughout his neighborhood.  A good Read More …

Bruiser

Bruiser was approximately 18 years old when we rescued him from the New Holland, PA auction in February 2016. He was terrified, extremely malnourished and very sick with pneumonia. He has been through a lot in his life, and has Read More …

Chip

Chip, a very large standard donkey, was saved from an auction by another rescue organization.  Timid, scared and suspicious of people, Chip was a handful, and the rescuers reached out to us for help. He arrived here in early spring Read More …