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

Coco

Coco was our very first auction save, and is one of Little Longears’ permanent residents.  She came from the New Holland, PA auction a terrified, unhandled  little girl. But once she realized humans weren’t going to mistreat her, she proved Read More …

Crystal, Ruby and Opal

Crystal (L), Ruby (C) and Opal (R) were rescued from the New Holland, PA auction on New Year’s Eve 2018. Our friends at Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue alerted us to their plight. We named them Opal, Ruby, and Crystal, Read More …

Daisy

Daisy was surrendered (along with her younger buddy) because her owners’ health issues meant they were unable to continue to care for both donkeys.  She was well cared for except for some dental issues that were not resolved, which caused Read More …

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae is a standard jenny who was 7 years old when surrendered in 2018.  This very frightened jenny was purchased at an auction by a well-meaning individual who wished to save her from being sold for slaughter. Unfortunately, Daisy Read More …

Daniel

In June 2015, Daniel arrived at our rescue from a terrible neglect situation.  He was timid, beat up and scarred from fighting with intact (not gelded) mules. Daniel wasn’t gelded, either, which increased his frustration with and aggression towards the other Read More …

Duncan

Duncan, who was born at the Rescue on July 27, 2017, is among the lucky donkeys: he has never known the type of abuse and neglect that his mother, Stella, did.  Duncan was an exceptionally fuzzy youngster! His coat was Read More …

Eddie

Eddie is small mule gelding who was sent to us from another organization after they rescued him from a neglect case in 2018, when he was about 14 years old.  At the time of his rescue, he had not (yet) Read More …

Eeyore

Eeyore is a friendly fellow who was surrendered in early 2019 after his pasture-mate of nearly 20 years died.  As with so many other surrenders, his owner reached out for help when she could no longer take care of him. Read More …

Gabe

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 Read More …

Gracie

Carroll County Animal Control called us in June 2017 to assist in the seizure of an emaciated and neglected donkey, the only donkey among 20 equines living in deplorable conditions. (Another rescue took the horses.)  This adorable little jenny was living Read More …