❤️Day 7 of CAPE’s Celebrate Senior Animals Week!!🐴This sweet 22 year old man has been through a lot. He once roamed free on public land, but he was rounded up by the BLM and separated from his family. He spent eight months in a holding pen in a Nevada prison getting little to no socialization.
We can only imagine how much stress and trauma he must’ve experienced. After rescuing Papa Antonio, in collaboration with American Wild Horse Campaign, he stayed with CAPE’s trusted vet for four weeks. She worked on building trust gently, which was challenging at first because he did NOT want to be touched. After spending time learning trust and getting a full health check, Papa came to live at his forever home at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary.
The CAPE staff have been working daily to gain his trust and get him comfortable. After a month of working on this, Papa will now come right up to the staff for scratches and love. He follows us as we walk around the pasture and he he loves a snuggle from CAPE’s Animal Care Director, Jackie.
Papa has been introduced to the rescued herd slowly and we will show you a little later today how well it’s been going! Want to learn more about Papa Antonio? Please visit www.capeanimals.org/burros.html
🌈Day 2 of CAPE’s Celebrate Senior Animals Week!
Celina is a wild burro who lived in a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding pen for years before being rescued by CAPE. While in the BLM holding pen, she was terrified of her new surroundings and untrusting of the humans who cruelly rounded her up.
Thanks to the work of CAPE staff and volunteers, Celina now lives her golden years running with the herd of rescued burros at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary. At an approximate age of 32, Celina still retains some of her wildness, but with time, CAPE’s Animal Caregivers have earned her trust.
Celina is especially bonded with Pippy, who was rescued from the same holding pen.. She spends her days grazing close to the herd and can be seen playfully nuzzling some of the other rescued burros.
We are thankful that we could provide her with a peaceful life. If you’d like to support animals like Celina, please visit: https://www.capeanimals.org/make-a-donation.html
We began introducing Papa to the rescued herd at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary.
Papa was very relaxed as Billy, Pip and Penelope came to say hello. We will do this for a few more weeks, introducing him to all of the rescued donkeys, burros and horses until everyone is fully comfortable. Papa Antonio will be fully integrated in with his new family soon and he will live out his life in peace, free from any suffering.
To read about Papa’s full story, please visit: www.capeanimals.org
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