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See what to expect at Bunks and Burros and the new Camp Burro programs!

Details on our Straynger Ranger page.

At the right is a video done to help recruit  volunteers for the WBR sanctuary. To see the video of the actual weekend events, go to the Straynger Ranger page!

This video was produced by Charolotte Roe and Ginger Kathrens of the Cloud Foundation showing the dangers facing the lives of the wild burros.


National park magazine

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Updated Thursday February 22, 2018

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Below is our 25th anniversary newsletter that we published last year in 2016. Take a look!

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Website updated and maintained by Karen Gilligan, VP WBR

The Bunks & Burros event

​was a GREAT success!

As (Wild Burro Rescue) is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, all charitable donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  (Wild Burro Rescue) does not trade, share or sell a donor's personal information, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all donor information received by (Wild Burro Rescue), online and offline, whether electronic, written, or oral. Due to state charity registration requirements, we are unable to accept donations from District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin.​ Donations from these states are not eligible to receive a tax deduction.We are in the process of getting registered in the above states.

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Our new 2017 newsletter is now ready to view!

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We NEED hay and lots of it! This is the one thing that is absolutely essential every day of the week for our burros.
We get our hay from Gateway Hardware located in Inyo Kern, CA. We would like to have as much hay as possible delivered to the sanctuary to fill our hay barn. Gateway can deliver twice a week with loads of 70-75 bales of hay. Can you PLEASE help us? 

Please call Gateway directly at:
760-377-4571 They will tell you the current price of the Three-way hay that we get from them (called BOW). Tell them you'd like to order it for the Wild Burro Rescue.  ASK FOR HEATHER!

Please call and order as many as you'd like for our burros. Perhaps you and your friends can chip in an by a truck-full for us? 

Thank you to all who have helped us in the past! Please spread the word and help us keep our barn filled!

Click on the photo above to read the very well written and informative article written in the National Parks Magazine about the burros and our sanctuary!

You can now make a one time donation or sign up for automatic monthly payments!!

Wild Burro Rescue and Preservation Project

Olancha, CA

A non profit, tax exempt animal protection organization dedicated to:

the live  capture-rescue, rehabilitation and lifelong care of otherwise doomed wild burros

We, here at Wild Burro Rescue, want to take time to thank ALL of you who have been helping our burros by donating through Pay Pal, our GoFundMe campaigns and now our monthly E-flyers. Without your help, we would not be here! Our burros send lots of loud, happy brays your way for all you do for them. THANK YOU!


We would like to let everyone know that we had a very difficult year last year and so we resorted to the help of a professional fund raising group called Fund Raising Strategies. Many of you are getting the mailers from them now, showing a mailing address in Los Angeles, CA rather than our address here in Olancha, CA. The reason being, this is how they are able to keep track of donations received. They have expanded our donor base and have helped give us more exposure out in the public.

Desperate needs means desperate measures. It has caused some confusion as the style of the writing in the flyers is so different than what many of our long-time donors are used to seeing. But please bear with us as we try to move forward with this method to raise money for our burros and their needs.

You are more than welcomed to mail your donation directly to our address here in Olancha:

PO BOX 10 Olancha, CA 93549-0010

 thank you for your patience!