My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Lusco Farms Rescue, Malvern, IA, USA
First of all, I am a long-time owner of quarter horses...showing, breeding and training them. But due to my advancing in age and arthritis, it became more difficult for me to ride and raise, and train the 1000 lb. horses, so I and my herd went into retirement. Then my herd dwindled to 3 horses.
I have a 7 horse-stall insulated, heated barn, indoor and outdoor arenas, and 20 acres of pasture.
Then, I came across the Lusco Rescue on the internet. The donkeys (especially the minis) were a sign from heaven. I read all I could about the donkeys, on the internet and finally called Lusco. They were very friendly and talked to me about donkeys in general, and their rescue. I fell in love!
I was going to make an appointment to see the Lusco Rescue, when a friend of mine informed me that they knew of a mini donkey headed to slaughter if not sold....I immediately contacted the donkey owner, and offered a home for their 2 yr. old jack. And, they ended up selling me the mini for $25.00.
He was thin, not gelded, and had no shots nor wormed. I picked him up, and then called Lusco for any and all info on how to properly raise this donkey.....
Because of their help, experience, and encouragement, (even though I didn't get a rescue from them), my "Boomer" has been gelded, wormed, and had his shots...plus I halter broke him, had a series of farrier work done on him...he is now a happy, healthy and thriving little guy. I hate to think what would have happened to him if I had not seen and talked to this wonderful rescue.
Lusco Rescue is one of the most loving, caring, and dedicated rescues out there....because of them, I found and fell in love with the donkeys....if not for them, my little "Boomer" would not be with us today....I thank them from the bottom of my heart....oh, and "Boomer" thanks them too...:).