The Donkey Whisperers: Three of our volunteers - Mary, Terri and Ann - have been coming by regularly to help socialize the BLM donkeys. These are donkeys who have been captured in the wild and sold at auction. Some of our donkeys have been with a previous owner and have had some human contact and training, and others came to Wings straight from the auction and are being socialized here.
The goal is to get them to the point where they can be haltered and led, so they can be moved, trained, fed or treated for injuries or nutritional deficiencies. If you can't approach the donkey and halter it, you're not going to be able to provide the care it needs. Mary had heard about Mama, Baby and Sissy coming to the facility and wanted to help with the socializing, which she says is not always easy.
Laura Weise is a Wings volunteer who lives in Stevensville and will be bringing you stories of life at the barn.