Callie the Jenny Donkey


Callie is one of our gentle Jennys at Lucky Glider Ranch. Callie was part of a wild donkey round-up by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) about ten years ago. She was born in August of 2000. Callie was transferred to LGRS in 2010 from another 501(c)3 rescue called Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue.

Callie was the first donkey to come to the sanctuary and is by far the friendliest. She was accompanied by a yearling who died very quickly from a congenital lung disorder. A year later, Callie “adopted” another younger Jenny named Mocha and now they are inseparable.

Callie has some medical issues that make her a special needs animal. First, she has a tendency towards founder, so she must be often dry-lotted and put on a special diet.

Callie has been limping a lot and favoring her left front hoof. Recent X-rays indicate an osteophytic bone spur on her Navicular bone. We are treating her with anti-inflammatories, pain medication and antibiotics. It may be possible for some kind of surgery to be done to correct the problem but we need to wait on more guidance from a team of veterinarians on this. 

Meanwhile, we are restricting Callie’s movements and keeping her in a big stall in the new barn with a lot of bedding. The bedding is necessary as she is laying down a lot and her skin is rubbing raw in several areas. We are treating that with antiseptic creams. 

Are you interested in virtually adopting Callie? If you would like to help her with veterinary bills, feed, and shared shelter, you can donate any monthly amount and receive personal updates on Callie.



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