Meet Xander! A concerned citizen reached out to us regarding a donkey that was living in less than desirable conditions with hooves that had been neglected for years. This sweet Jack was in a field all alone after his pasture mates had passed away, with only grass and a few inches of algae-filled water. We contacted animal control, and the owner surrendered Xander to H.O.P.E. in early April, 2023.
In the upcoming days, he will receive a complete physical, vaccines, Coggins, and x-rays of his hooves. Then our barefoot trimmer will tackle the complicated job of bringing his hooves into a healthy length. Xander will be gelded in the very near future once he has settled in. We have begun a pain management regimen to assist with his discomfort from his grossly overgrown hooves. Xander was also placed on a closely monitored feeding plan to introduce supplements and forage to his system, as he is very overweight.
We are hopeful that this gentle soul will find comfort in the love, care and companionship that he will receive here at H.O.P.E. A sincere thank you to our wonderful volunteers who have already begun to spoil this little guy will affection and care. To our community of supporters, we can only offer equines like Xander the medical and nutritional attention they need because of each of you! And to the concerned citizen who reached out to us, Xander says thank you…
Xander at intake, April 2023
Xander's hooves at intake, April 2023.
Xander's hooves at intake.
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Xander has a sponsor! Thank you Lee!
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