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

Hiccup

Hiccup was a terrified, wild little mini mule when he was dropped off at our rescue in October 2015 by a well-meaning person who tried to help him. She quickly realized that Hiccup was much more than she could handle.  Read More …

Ivy

Ivy is a super-sweet donkey with lovely manners.  She was about 16 years old in July 2018 when she was surrendered to us by someone who rescued her from an unfortunate situation.  The woman who first rescued Ivy took excellent Read More …

Jenny

Jenny is a standard jennet who was rescued from a desperate situation with her mom, Josie, and her dad, Moses, in May 2017 when she was about 11 years old.  Her story is complicated.   Be sure to view the Read More …

Joe

Joe was surrendered to our rescue when his owner passed away.  He is quite the character!  However, when he arrived, it was clear that educated care had not been provided for him.  His teeth were such a wreck that he Read More …

Julian

Julian was living as a sheep guardian, and had not been gelded nor handled much. When Julian started hurting the sheep he was purchased to guard, his owners surrendered him to us in late 2017, when he was about 2 Read More …

Leland

Leland is the quietest donkey we’ve ever met! We nicknamed him “Whisper” because – try as he might!  – his bray comes out as a whisper. Leland is super-friendly and was surrendered by a loving owner who could no longer Read More …

Leo

Leo was rescued in Summer 2019 when he was in his late teens. Like so many others, Leo had not been gelded and had barely been handled, leaving him deeply suspicious of people. After Leo was gelded and exposed to Read More …

Libby

Libby and her friend Daisy were surrendered during the last week of December 2018.  These girls spent the previous 5 years in a wonderful home, well-loved and cared for. However, as often happens, one of their owners became very ill, Read More …

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 …

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 …