20 Miniature Donkeys Offered for Adoption at Arizona Animal Rescue Prompted Avalanche of Requests

March 10, 2016 Updated: October 5, 2018

An Arizona animal shelter can’t complain about a lack of interest after it posted a notice that 20 miniature donkeys will become available for adoption.

The Triple R Horse Rescue in Cave Creek Arizona received hundreds of requests for the mini donkeys since its March 1 announcement. But there are some conditions for the potential adopters.

Among the hundreds of comments on it’s Facebook page, the animal rescue stepped in to sort out some questions:

  1. The donkeys won’t be arriving at the animal rescue for a couple of weeks; then the staff will need to “accurately assess them” before going forward with the adoptions.
  2. The donkeys can only be adopted in Arizona, so the animal rescue can check on them
  3. The adoption will cost $400
  4. Since there are too many applicants, the organization will decide who gets them by lottery

Also, possibly because of heavy traffic on the Triple R Horse Rescue website, the online adoption form was not working for some, as people noted in the Facebook comments. The animal rescue recommended to either keep trying online or to download the form (under Horses and Horse Forms), fill it out offline, and mail it in the old fashioned way. Since the donkeys will still take a while to arrive and the adoptions will be decided by a lottery, there’s no disadvantage to having your form arrive a few days later.

The Triple R Horse Rescue thanks everybody for their support. 


MINI DONKEY UPDATE:Thanks to all of our Triple R friends and supporters for the many inquiries about the mini-donkeys…

Posted by Triple R Horse Rescue on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)



Posted by Triple R Horse Rescue on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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