In June of 2012 Sophie (left) and Vita, and over 100 other burros were captured during the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Cibola-Trigo burro round-up in southwestern Arizona. They were placed into the BLM's holding system, eventually being transported to Wyoming. Despite everything they have been through, Sophie and Vita have stayed together through three years of transports, holding pens and auctions.
Sophie and Vita (pronounced "Veeta", and meaning "life" in Latin and Italian) are now safe at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary. They will live out their lives together.
“"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way."