Platero was brought to the CAPE Animal Sanctuary with his best friend Celina, also a burro. Both were rescued from a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding pen in Nevada. At CAPE, the two are never more than a few feet away from each other. Platero (nicknamed Pippy by the CAPE volunteers) resembles Eeyore from the Winnie the Pooh series. Although shy, Pippy is beloved by the CAPE staff and volunteers.
“Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace."
~Dr. Albert Schweitzer