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42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering with this amazing group of animal advocates! Their efforts give abandoned, surrendered and suffering animals a second chance at life! Great rescue!

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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!!!!

Linda L.11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so proud of the people involved with this rescue. What a wonderful way to help animals and the people who love them.

Beth M.13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at TMR Rescue a few months ago and absolutely love my Tuesday mornings there! It’s a beautiful place and the horses and donkeys that live there are loved and cared for by a wonderful staff. So thankful I found TMR and that I get to be a part of the good going on there.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TMR has been one of the most amazing places I’ve been to. The past time I went, I had a lot on my mind and just being there, with the animals brought a sort of peace into me. All the animals have such personality and the biggest hearts that you can’t find everywhere. I love going here and wish everyone could experience it as well

Tonia S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with TMR Rescue now for over a year. I stumbled on their website while looking for a place to go horseback riding. I love donkeys (pretty much all animals), so my husband and I took a tour. I fell in love immediately, and when I found out they needed volunteers to help with different things out at the ranch-I signed up!! TMR saves various equine from different situations, and I probably don't have enough space to list everything that they do. There is so much hard work that goes into each day, and -the employees and volunteers alike -are amazing! I would encourage a tour, I would encourage volunteering and I would encourage donating to TMR. I personally work with a donkey who was afraid of people, and now he takes treats (ever so gently) from my hand, lets me pet him, and I have recently been able to wrap both of my arms around him and hug him. I'm hoping that this will help him get adopted one day, because he is a sweet and special guy!! I never did end up going horseback riding -LOL.

Rob P.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

None better. Selfless. I have known TMR for decades. Their focus on mission speaks for itself in their care of those they rescue and the very ground they walk on. Well done.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I visited TMR through a service event opportunity by a women’s organization that I am in at Texas A&M University called PAWS. After this event, I later received an email from Mrs. Tracy Stubblefield, a volunteer, asking for help with the watering route. I knew this was a great opportunity that I did not want to miss.

Ever since that email, I have been coming to TMR every week. I spent my entire summer there, and it was through my exposure to this place that I have decided to pursue a career as a large animal veterinarian.

Each and every single person at TMR cares deeply about the well being of all of the animals there. It is through this care that you can see the transformation of some animals that come to TMR afraid, abused, and sickly, only to become happy, healthy, and full of life shortly after.

TMR has been a life changing place for me, and I cannot recommend this place enough to any animal lover that I cross paths with. Here’s a picture of Emory, the donkey that I spend most of my time with.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tmr has done so much for these animals! They welcome anyone wanting to help volunteer with them. Volunteering at Tmr has taught me workman ship and responsibility of owning an equine I greatly appreciate what they do!

Paula S.9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

wonderful non-profit, wonderful people! Cannot say enough good things about the work they do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TMR took five of my donkeys. I brought them from Indiana. TMR found wonderful homes for all five. It was a blessing. I have since moved to TX and have been able to visit my donkeys at their new home. Thank you! TMR.

1 Barbara S.16

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an excellent donkey/equine rescue. They are very knowledgeable and work hard and spend tremendous amounts of time and money rehabilitating these animals to find loving permanent homes.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As an early birthday surprise, my parents took me to Texas Miracle Ranch, where I got to spend the day with and feed dozens of adorable, SMART donkeys! The owner of this ranch, Johnny, gave us a personal tour and introduced us to all the animals. He’s doing amazing, tireless work with this ranch, and he truly cares about these precious animals. He recently rescued 11 miniature ponies from Louisiana after the hurricanes—That’s the kind of miracle work happening on this ranch. He was also kind enough to drive us to different parts of the ranch, making it easily accessible for myself (I have difficulty walking). Every employee we encountered was friendly and kind.

We passed out nearly 100 lbs of carrots and lots of ear scratches. I had a few favorites— Rango and Charming Chucky won me over with their sweet personalities! I can’t wait to go back to visit. If you have a heart for animals and want to help these sweet donkeys, I know they would greatly appreciate any donations!

Heather T.6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following this fb page for a little over a month and cannot wait till I can help rescue one of these donkeys. Just waiting for a fence to be built on our newly purchased land

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Donor

Rating: 5

A top notch rescue for all Equines. They are very dedicated, knowledgeable and never give-up on any Animal that comes in their life.
Marjorie, the staff, the volunteers pour their hearts in their work, it is more than work, it is a passion. They have my utmost respect for their dedication and love for the Animals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love everything they do. I dont get to go out to volunteer but i love to follow them on social media. The care and love they show the animals is so heartwarming. The animals are healthy and seem happy. This ia an amazing place.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I loved volunteering for the day. The people are amazing to talk with and you can tell how much they truly love and care for the animals. Love this place and the work they do.

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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: 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!

4 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

4 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.

3 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!

4 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.

1 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

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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!

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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.

1 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.

1 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!