​​My Blog ...

In case anyone wants to keep up with what I do day by day when I am here in Amargosa Valley, please feel free to follow me on this Wordpress blog.

I take care of the computer work, emails, website etc for the organization. I'm not at the ranch for "hands-on", except on my occassional visits there, but this is my way to help out in another way... I don't live an "exciting" life but follow along and you'll see how I spend my days.

I will refresh this page with news in Olancha whenever I make my next trip to Olancha.

I personally want to thank each and every one of our supporters for your help. Without you, Wild Burro Rescue would not exist. The burros send lots of happy braying your way!


​Karen Gilligan, VP WBR

Cowboy Bill

Karen Gilligan, VP WBR

Our two resident volunteers

Site maintained and updated 

by Karen Gilligan, VP WBR

Message from the VP

Roger with "Cash" the horse

This is a photo of Patsy, who just had her feet trimmed. Isn't she lovely?!

This was  a special weekend for me to visit the sanctuary. This was the weekend that a good friend of ours had organized a "volunteer weekend" with friends of his from LA.

So much was accomplished! With their help, the 4 large shelters were cleaned of old hay, burro poop, large rocks...this was all hauled away in the large flat bed trailer. I helped to rake out one of the large shelters and then made 4 trips with my truck to unload all that was scooped up and put into the flat bed by Cowboy Bill with the tractor. 

It was a long and busy day, but one that ended with a wonderful dinner had by all on the big picnic table outside the back door of Diana's house. Solar lamps on the table made for a very peaceful setting. Good company, good fun was had by all. A perfect way to end a very fulfilling day helping the burros!

The following day we had our farrier James come to work on trimming hooves for some of our burros.

I have added a new page on this site just for the videos that were made, not only of the recent volunteer weekend, but also from another visit that was made to the sanctuary, telling the story of Amber, a special horse here at WBR. His name is "Straynger Ranger". Check out his videos. They are awesome!

You can help our burros with your donation!

Karen Gilligan here. I am the VP of Wild Burro Rescue and also the webmaster for the organization. I am the one who takes care of checking and answering any emails that come over for WBR and for Diana because the internet connection  in Olancha at her house is very "iffy" to say the least. I also had set up and now update the two GoFundMe campaigns for the burros which you can find on the  You can help  page on this site. I also take care of the bookkeeping and writing/mailing donor receipts to all who donate.

On THIS page (VP), I will update with news of the sanctuary whenever I make a visit there, which is usually once a month. I  live in Amargosa Valley, NV. which is 3 hours from Olancha, so trips are not all that frequent!

Not enough thanks can be given to these two fellas who live and work at the sanctuary taking good care of feeding and watering all the burros. 

Each day they put in long hours in the cold of winter and the hot days of summer.

Thank you both for ALL that you are doing every day for the burros here at Wild Burro Rescue. You are very much appreciated!

May 19-21, 2017 VISIT TO OLANCHA

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