Markings: Shoulder Cross
A frantic call came into Ark Watch from Turning Pointe Donkey Rescue about a jenny and newborn foal at a kill pen who were in desperate need of help. The jenny had apparently given birth on the truck and the foal was just a few hours old and very tiny. The vet thought the foal might have been born premature. Although he was trying to nurse, he was having a hard time suckling and it became apparent that nourishment was the priority. After trying to get him to drink failed, the vet team decided they would have to tube the foal with a medicinal formula to get vital nutrients into him.
The foal, now Pequito, needed a plasma transfer, a catheter, and various courses of antibiotics to survive. It truly took a Herculean effort on the part of Reata Hospital staff to save the little guy. As the weeks passed, Pequito began to thrive. It became apparent that he was a feisty little donkey, full of spit and vinegar. When the weather was good Pequito and his friend Jasper, who is just 10 days older, spent their days running and playing together in a pasture at Reata Clinic waiting for Hurricane Florence to pass so that they could make the trip to the Sanctuary at Red Bell Run. Pequito now lives in our Longears Villas with his best friend Pedro. They spend their days napping and roughhousing.