At only 9 years old, Gator is one of the younger residents at STAT. He was purchased as a riding animal but had a vision impairing accident that left him unsuitable for riding so his owner retired him to STAT. Gator needs a sponsor not only to cover his feed and farrier costs ( $250 p/month) he needs someone to spend time with him and give him his confidence back.
Gator is a Mammoth Donkey gelding, these large donkeys were originally brought to North America, Florida area, by Spaniards to breed with draft horses to produce very large Mules.
Rosa is an old mare with a huge heart. We don't really know her story except she came from a failed rescue and was going to be euthanized because no one wanted an old horse. There is a wisdom and kindness in her eyes that tells of once being someones beloved show horse and best friend. Rosa needs someone to sponsor her feed ($250 p/Month).
A sponsor to brush and walk her and talk to her, that is what Rosa wants most! This sweet, gentle soul wants to be your Best Friend.
This is Tiny Tim a buck who was rescued from certain death on Ortega Canyon by someone who saw him fall out of the back of a truck. He is very sweet and personable with his blue eyes! There are over 15 goats at the sanctuary currently. Each goat costs about $50 p/month to feed.
We have several breeds of goats at STAT. Most often the story is someone gets them as pets and for weed control, they are neither. Goats are sweet and playful but definitely a farm yard animal not an indoor pet. As for weeds, they prefer your roses, flowers and shrubs. And so they retire in our goat friendly yard.
So these people raised her and her sister, they have had them for years but now the son who took care of them is grown. The parents decided to euthanize them because they no longer wanted pet pigs.
Pasadena and her sister were brought to us by a vet who refused to euthanize them for the convenience of her owners. Both of these piggies were feeble when they arrived at STAT. After several weeks they became stronger and more curious and although they are still old they are no longer feeble!
It costs about $50 p/month to feed one Piggy and we have 9 here at the sanctuary. All of our Piggies started out as someones house pet .... not sure what would have happened to these guys if they didn't come here.