We are looking for:
A LARGE BARN
The barn would be used as an infirmary with bathing racks, birthing stalls (many rescued jennies are pregnant at capture), and general feeding areas during foul weather.
these are essential for the diet of the burros. It helps them to keep their systems cleaned out and helps prevent sand colic. We need the pellets not the powder form!
PORTABLE SOLAR POWER SYSTEM
To provide power for a computer and lighting for shelters, remote areas of the sanctuary and during rescue missions in desolate desert back country.
Trying to sleep in the ranch house a night we are deafened by the munching of termites in the 37 year old tin and 2x4 roof, terrified that the next gust of wind will have us in the open air.
Enthusiastic volunteers or paid workers are necessary for clearing rocks from our pastures, building stone walls, landscaping, road improvements and making room for new burros. Crews will require a place to sleep; bunk bed for our bunk house or tents for our (planned) campground, blankets or sleeping mattresses, pads, etc.
MATERIAL FOR FENCES
- we need lots of T-posts, steel pipe (2") for fencing and some field fence
- Wooden fence posts 4x4 or larger
- corrugated metal sheeting for wind break walls, roofing, etc.
- corral panels (any size!)
- re-bars for foundation work
- Trojan L-16 cycle batteries for our solar battery bank
- a solar electric fence, solar charger and a 2" white poly wire
- Paulownia shade trees
The truck we currently have does not work...we are using a Toyota Previa mini van to haul hay to our burros. Does anyone have a used truck (preferably 4x4) that you would like to donate to the sanctuary? It can be used as a tax write-off! Please pass the word out there to your family and friends!
There is no health, dental, or retirement plan. All of our assets are debts. Nearly all of our time is spent caring for the animals. Without more funds there is no time for labor-intensive improvements and quality time with the burros, horses and mules’ we are often too tired for burro snuggling,our hobby! More money means more room for our burros and better living conditions for our animals and our volunteers. Click here to donate!