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.




Turtle was surrendered by a woman who inherited a farm full of debilitated animals.  All were in terrible condition, suffering from varying stages of neglect.  She had lived with a dozen llamas for 20 years, never spending any time with Read More …


A couple who attended our May 2019 Donkey Education Day event asked for help with 2 recently acquired 2 mini mules, one of whom is a handsome boy named Vanilla. Vanilla was a frightened, unhandled, 2 year old pony mule Read More …


Xena was a yearling when we rescued her, her mother Stella, and an unrelated donkey, Angie, from the New Holland, PA auction in October 2016.  Xena accidentally – and fortunately – was run through the ring as a baby “jack” Read More …