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TMR RESCUE INC

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26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am amazed at what TMR is able to do. They are able to take care of so many animals, many with special needs and health issues. Marjorie and many of the volunteers are so dedicated, you can tell not only do they have an impact on these animals but the animals have an impact on them. The team of workers and volunteers are also very welcoming and appreciative of any help. It is a wonderful community to be a part of and experience.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great place that offers donkeys, mules and horses a second chance. When equine are rescued or found by law enforcement or surrendered by owners, TMR takes them in. They receive a loving place to live, daily feedings, medical care & enough love to reassure them they are special. There are acres and acres of breathtaking pastures to accommodate the large number of rescues they care for. This one one rescue where you see the love, not just read about it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I started volunteering at TMR several months ago. I’m absolutely amazed at how tirelessly this group works to save, rehabilitate and re-home these amazing animals. Day after day, they are contacted about donkeys, mules (and horses too) that need help. Some are owner surrenders who can no longer be cared for. Some are seized by law enforcement because they’ve been abused. Some are found as strays (e.g. running down the highway) and never claimed. You name it, it runs the gamut as far as how these precious animals come to TMR. Once they are at TMR, director Marjorie makes sure they are fully vetted, rehabilitated and when they’re well enough, placed in new homes.I have gained such an appreciation for these animals since I began volunteering here. These animals are so smart, loyal, affectionate and form deep, emotional bonds. The staff at this rescue truly loves these animals and it shows. Great group! Now I’ve decided to adopt some donkeys of my own! The hard part? Deciding which ones! I love them all!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love volunteering at this place. I thought I was there to help the animals but they have blessed me! These donkeys give me the love and laughter I need. So much fun!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TMR not only rescues Horses, Donkeys, Mules & Hinnies, it rescues people too! Volunteering at TMR Rescue is therapeutic for my entire family. Spending time with the animals is something to look forward to after a rough week. To see the appreciation on their faces makes the hour & a half drive each way worth it. The flexibility of duties allows you to find a way to help for whatever amount of time you have available. I spent 3 days during Labor Day weekend at TMR. Friday, my daughter & I scrubbed & filled water troughs & cleaned the volunteers restroom. Saturday, my teenage son & I socialized & pampered the animals with carrots. Then on Sunday,my 5 yr old nephew & I went to socialize & pass out treats. Donkeys that were slightly distant from my teen & myself came straight up to the fence to meet the 5 yr old. They even followed along the fencing as we walked to the next paddock. He hasn't stopped asking to go back! Not only does TMR teach animals that they deserve love & compassion, they teach families to remember to love each other & to find that compassion towards others even when your day was difficult. My stress melts away when I look into the eyes of one of the rescues. I look forward to going each week to give my time & offer whatever financial donation I have to this foundation. God bless Johnny & Marjorie for their hard work & dedication. Thank you for everything you do! The volunteers appreciate you as much as the animals do!

3 Marcie P.

Donor

Rating: 4

There is a Miracle Rescue
In Plantersville Tx
Like No other ~
This is the Home
Of Hundreds of Equines
Burros Horses Mules
Hinnys Saved - Out of circumstance like
My TB Saved from
A Kill pen in NJ
Others came from Abuse Abandonment
Roundups . This is
A place to Heal
Grow & Thrive
There is Something about
The Pastures that invites you
The Animals all know
This is special place of
Safety & Love
Here their lives Matter ❤️
.Thank You
J Straitz & Marjorie
Farabee They are the
Guardians of this
Magnificent Rescue
This -Is an Endeavor
Of Pure Love

3 janhughes06

Donor

Rating: 5

The dedication that Marjorie and her staff have is amazing. The animals are so well cared for and all of them are treated like part of the family. I can't say enough about Marjorie Farabee and her volunteers who continue to work so hard even during these trying times. They could use more sponsors to help with medical expenses that pop up all the time. Donkeys are great therapy and the love certainly gets passed around when times get back to normal !!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have never seen such compassion and knowledge of equine as I have with TMR Rescue. Ms. Marjorie Farabee and "Uncle Johnny" have extended their hearts and souls to manage this non profit to provide care, rehabilitation, and if needed, just plain taking care of these animals to live out their lives comfortably and lovingly. I've seen some of the animals rescued where TMR has spent thousands of dollars to save them, never turning away any in need. Truly committed and highly regarded as deserving non profit !

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TMR is an amazing rescue! It only took one visit for me to fall in love with the donkeys and horses there. Even though the stories of how they made their way to the rescue are heartbreaking, you can see how happy and well-cared for they are now. Marjorie and her staff work tirelessly to make sure all of their animals are given lots of love and the best care possible.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found TMR rescue a few months ago. I didn't know anything about donkeys at all except that are cute and make funny noises. I visited with my toddler and husband for a tour. Little did I know there was so much to explore and my daughter got grumpy before we could finish. I was told that I could become a volunteer even though I didn't know much at all!

I have gone back to visit several times. I was taught how to help with their watering and I have been able to participate in that way.

I am always amazed at how knowledgeable Marjorie is. There are literally hundreds of donkeys at the rescue and she knows them each by name and their personal stories. Tracy is the volunteer coordinator and she cares for and loves these animals so much.

Donkeys are the sweetest animals you will ever come across. Their big ears and soft noses just make you fall in love. They are smart and playful too and surprisingly soft!

I love this rescue because they are doing God's work to take care of those that he put on Earth and need our help. I am thankful to be a small part of such an important mission.

2 Tracy Smyers S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TMR Rescue, Inc. is a true haven for so many who have been discarded, abused and neglected. The work they do there is nothing short of a miracle for so many. They do not spare any expense in getting the care that is needed for their residents. They truly love each one they care for and tailor the specific needs to each resident. Marjorie knows each ones story and knows them all by name. When you see her interact with them you know they totally trust her and love her. I am so happy to be associated with them and the work that they do. I hate it that there's such a need for a rescue like TMR but so thankful we can provide that loving and caring experience if even just for a short time until they are adopted to their forever homes.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I arrived unannounced, but was warmly welcomed. I got a ride all around the facilities to see the wonderful burros, donkeys, and horses. The volunteers were hard at work. If you would like to get your children's nose out of the computer, phone, tablet and show them some REAL world this would be a great opportunity. They can always use a little help even if it is just petting or brushing the donkeys. The kids would have a ball. Very few of us are in a position to help save and rescue animals that need help. But we can help those who are trying to help save those that need help. This is one of those places. Contact Marjory, plan a visit, ask what you can to to help. You will leave with a warm fuzzy feeling you can't get any other way, and a smile on your face.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for TMR Rescue for about eight years. This amazing rescue for donkeys, mules and horses provides a safe place for rehabilitating equines and a forever sanctuary for any that can't be adopted. They have the highest standards of care and are dedicated to giving each individual equine it's bast chance at life. From mini donkeys to Mammoth Jack donkeys, and from wild burros to ex-racehorses there is an equine for everyone to love at TMR Rescue. This outstanding equine rescue could achieve even more with the help of kind-hearted people whether their help is by giving time, donations, or adopting. TMR Rescue is a worthwhile cause and a great nonprofit!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went with some friends to visit TMR Rescue and had a blast! These folks rescue donkey’s, mules and horses. Without the work these wonderful people do with these animals many or most would not be here today. It’s a great place for your family and friends or a school or church trip. Please take some time to visit TMR; you won’t regret it!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I never thought this will be a great experience! I was there with my kids. Marjorie was amazing! She answered every question, treat the animals with lots of love an patiently gave us a tour on the amazing property! I am definitely coming back soon. Loved it!

3 Joan H.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Six months after my retirement I decided to check this rescue ranch out in case I wanted to volunteer. After going on a tour I knew I wanted to be out there and volunteer. I have enjoyed every minute of it and have learned a lot from the amazing Marjorie Farabee. It has been wonderful and very therapeutic!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I became familiar with TMR Rescue through a dear friend. As an animal lover, I am so happy to see the wonderful care and service given by this organization to these donkeys, mules and horses that can now have a home.

Carolyn Price A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met Marjorie Farabee at TMR Rescue. She is an amazing person. When I drove through the gates, I was greeted by her warm smile. I wasn't sure if I wanted to adopt or not. I just wanted to see. Marjorie immediately offered to put me in the golf cart to take a tour of the property. Boy was I n for a treat! Not only is the property beautiful, but there are approximately 400 animals -- donkeys, mules, horses, mini horse and mini donkeys. As we stopped at each pasture, the animals would come to greet us. Marjorie knew them all by name, and knew each of their personalities and back stories. I was amazed. Her love for ALL of the animals at TMR is fierce -- but especially for the long ears. She has devoted her life to these animals.

I was immediately drawn to the mini donkeys. Marjorie proceed to educate me about these beautiful souls. Her knowledge blew me away. I learned so much that day. It didn't take me long to decide that I wanted to adopt a couple of minis. I went back several times before I could choose. Marjorie patiently took me into the pastures -several times -- and as we visited about each one, I was chosen by one very special mini, Omar. There was also a very special tiny boy who had just come into the rescue and was not yet in the general population. I went to meet him and he was so funny and quirky that, yes, he now has a forever home too.

Unfortunately, I was always under the misconception that donkeys were hard headed and stubborn. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have learned how intuitive, kind and funny donkeys are. They are a pleasure to live with, and pretty easy keepers.

So if you are ever curious, in need of a little country loving, or therapy from some of the sweetest creatures, please go visit or volunteer at TMR. They could always use a helping hand. You will have a lot of fun and it will be so rewarding. Even if you just want to see and learn about these animals, make an appointment with Marjorie and she will take you around the grounds in her golf cart and you can meet and pet as many as you want. All the while Marjorie will tell their stories and share her knowledge. But be careful, you just might end up with one or two of these guys! Adopting two minis has been one of the best decisions I've made.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering here was such a fun experience! The people are so incredibly nice and take good care of the animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with my organization and the animals were so well cared for and

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is clear that TMR truly cares about their donkeys! Their passion is evident and made volunteering with them a rewarding experience. They love each of their animals and do a great job at giving them a second chance. Such a great rescue!

Donor

Rating: 5

I had only had the privilege of visiting the TMR Rescue ranch one time before moving away from the Houston area, but I had been following them regularly on Facebook for years and still do. Uncle Johnny opened his heart, life and property to these beautiful creatures, and found the perfect and most compassionate person in Marjorie Farabee to manage the rescue. Marjorie and the TMR team of workers and volunteers have traveled thousands of miles over the last many years rescuing primarily donkeys, but other equines also... those who's owners have passed on and left them; those who are being threatened with being shot if someone doesn't arrive to pick them up; those who's owners are alive but do not care if these animals have enough food, water or medical care; those who have been severely injured and left to die on the side of the road (God bless Blue Boy); those who are new in the world and their momma has left them for whatever reason... there are innumerous stories of rescues by the Angels of TMR. And on their side is the Brazos Valley Equine Hospital which is one of the very best animal hospitals that the state of Texas has to offer. BVEH is the first place these donkeys (and others) see when they are rescued. They are thoroughly checked out and, when needed, given all the medical care necessary to get them ready to go to the ranch. Back at the ranch every one of them will still receive regular medical check-ups... shots, teeth floating, hoof cleaning... to name a few of the costly requirements of maintaining a healthy herd. Marjorie and her crew are extremely knowledgeable about placing the newcomers in with the residing ranch residents. She has a gift of being able to read these sad and scared creatures, and making sure they feel safe, secure and loved. And HOW they are LOVED! They have beautiful fields to run around, they have carrots and treats galore (but not too much!), they have the attention and care they so very much deserve, and they are safe once again. I hope you will visit the TMR Rescue if you're ever in the Plantersville area, and see what a marvelous job Uncle Johnny, Marjorie and all of the Angels of the Texas Miracle Ranch are doing to save these loving, kind and peaceful creatures. And don't forget, many of these animals may be adopted. Please go online and make a donation at www.tmrrescue.com or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TmrRescueInc/.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time at TMR and learn more about donkeys. I never realized there was a such a need for this wonderful rescue facility. Donkeys can be every bit as sweet and loving as any other family pet! My daughter and I enjoyed our visit and will be back.

pvhull

Donor

Rating: 5

TMR Rescue is a fabulous organization providing much needed assistance to equine! I love seeing their success stories, their community involvement, and their educating public awareness regarding donkeys, mule, and horses.

ChristyLee

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue steps up in so many dire situations to save equine lives.... From rescuing burros that were going to be sent to Guatemala, to pulling them off the ground and saving their lives, or taking them in when rescued from kill pens, TMR steps up and does it. There are close to 400 being cared for, given affection, and medical care. Some groundbreaking medical procedures have saved lives here. I can't think of a better place for a donkey or horse, or even a stray dog to be. Marjorie Farabee knows the name of each and every one.....What a wonderful place. I have attached some pictures of sweet little Holly, she is safe, warm, well fed and happy now at TMR Rescue.

Sandra J.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have followed TMR Rescue since 2012 and made a trip to TMR in 2016. TMR devotes everything to their almost 400 donkeys, mules and horses and have only the animals best welfare at heart. Their dedication and commitment to each animals well being is phenomenal. Marjorie Farabee's (equine manager) hard work, determination and perseverance never lets up in continuing her mission in rescuing, treating and providing a safe environment for these animals to live out the rest of their lives with love and care. And a big Thank You to Johnny Straitz, owner and founder of TMR, who makes it all possible!