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.
August 1-3, 2017 VISIT TO OLANCHA
Site maintained and updated
by Karen Gilligan, VP WBR
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We are always seeking good help here for the sanctuary and how very fortunate that Roger came to visit and decided to stay!
He has a great love for the animals here at WBR and takes wonderful care of each and every one of them!
Thank you so much, Roger! Your are so very much appreciated.
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, Washington 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.
Needless to say, I was a bit concerned that I would not be able to get home to Amargosa Valley due to possible flash floods. In the end, all was well and I got through the valley with no hassles. The burros and horses LOVED that rain! It was so quiet at night ... I do believe they were just really enjoying the nice cool evening after getting a "bath" and getting cooled down.
Today (Monday August 7th) I finished to get the donor receipts printed out and mailed. Thank you to all who have helped our burros with your donations!
Message from the VP
You can help our burros with your donation!
Roger with "Cash" the horse
Karen Gilligan, VP WBR
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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
After not being over to Olancha since June, I spent 3 days this trip again. I got a lot of work to bring back with me to do at the computer: donor thank you letters, receipts to be put in order, bank statements to be reconciled etc.
While I was there, I used my truck to take a whole load that both Roger, James and myself worked on cleaning out of one of the corrals close to the house. Lots of physical work to shovel all that poop out of the corral :)
It was awesome, too, that a huge rain storm moved into the area, along with the thunder and lightening. It was a torrential downpour!
Is anyone interested in this new venture?
I came up with an idea to put out a monthly 1-sided flyer showing the needs of the sanctuary for that month. If anyone is interested, please send your email address to me via the contact page and let me know that you'd like to receive the updates. I am just curious to see how many would like to get updates via email. I promise it will be "short and sweet and to the point!" I already have one made for this current month of August...would you like to see it? Just let me know!
~~~ thank you :)
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!