Early is a standard donkey who was placed here at Red Bell Run when he was just a few weeks old. When he was born his mother wouldn’t let him nurse and he ended up needing 24-hour newborn care at Tryon Equine Hospital with Dr. Setlakwe. He is now a year and 5 months old and has found his forever home here at the sanctuary.  

Early has such a unique personality! He is full of energy, loves attention, and enjoys his time out with his herd mates, April and Ella Grace. Our farm tours are his favorite because he loves meeting new visitors and getting all the attention he can get! He loves tours so much that he will stand on the edge of his stall and stretch to be closer to his visitors.  

Early also really enjoys “helping” out around the farm if he gets the opportunity. He does this by doing barn chores the “Early” way, like holding his own lead rope, helping fill waters by biting the hose, and grabbing or misplacing pitch forks and muck buckets.

His care takers are always prepared for what he may get himself into.  He is so loved and we are so happy to have him here on the farm!   


Photo Credit to Kristin Rohm 

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