WILD BURRO MANAGEMENT
a service of the
PEACEFUL VALLEY DONKEY RESCUE
Wild Burro Management is a service offered to government, native and private parties to help assist with wild burros on their lands. We have been involved in Wild Burro Projects since 2003. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for all burros roaming freely.
The Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue (PVDR) is the world's largest equine rescue with thousands of donkeys under our direct care in over 25 states. We work with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), US Fish & Wildlife Service (USF&W), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Native American Reservations, State, County and Local Law Enforcement as well as private land owners throughout the United States and Caribbean.
We work along side the very best veterinarians, scientists, researchers, academics and capture specialists. We use state of the art identification techniques including retina eye scan and RFID microchips, we employ federally licensed Unmanned Aircraft System pilots and we maintain a fleet of equipment designed to safely capture and remove wild burros.
Once captured, all burros become the permanent property of the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue for life. They each have an electronic, online file that shows were they were captured, all pertinent information and current location. Even if a burro is adopted into a pre-screened, loving home, the burro must be returned to PVDR if the person is no longer able or willing to care for the donkey.
PVDR has a network of volunteer based Satellite Adoption Centers throughout the United States to facilitate our adoption and help ensure the health and safety of our adopted burros. These locations, ranging Coast to Coast and Border to Border, allow us to provide adoptable burros in locations where they are not as common.
All burros entering our Adoption Program have been certified medically sound and have received extensive training by our PVDR Certified Training Staff. Each burro must be friendly, stand tied, pick up all four hooves for trimming and walk on a lead.
Any burro that is not healthy enough for the Adoption Program will remain at PVDR's main facility in San Angelo, Texas for as long as necessary to correct the health issues. Any conditions that cannot be improved to the point of adoption readiness will remain at the facility indefinitely. Peaceful Valley only euthanizes those animals that are in constant suffering, cannot stand, eat and socialize and have no quality of life.
Burros with an aggressive nature or do not qualify for the Adoption Program will be placed on one of PVDR's many sanctuaries. These sanctuaries offer a sense of freedom while still allowing us to monitor their health, provide both vaccines and de-worming and trim hooves as necessary.
Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, as well as their subcontractors, is fully insured for liability, vehicles and worker's compensation. We are trained in environmental sensitivity and understand the various rules for working on BLM, USF&W Service and NPS lands.
Former, on-going and upcoming projects.
Bureau of Land Management "Sale Burro" Project: burros effected +650
US Fish & Wildlife Service "Sheldon Refuge" Project: burros effected +550
Halfmoon Bay Conservation Foundation "Neil Young" project: burros effected +20
California Department of Corrections "Soledad" project: burros effected +30
US Department of Agriculture "Presidio Crossing" project: burros effected +150
West Texas Ranchers (various) "Wild Burro" project: burros effected +200
Southern Arizona Ranchers "Ajo Arizona" project: burros effected +750
National Park Service "Death Valley" Project: burros affected +2500
National Park Service "Mojave Preserve" project: burros affected +500
United States Army "Fort Irwin" project: burros affected +3000
NASA Deep Space Communications "Goldstone" project: burros affected +500
United States Navy "China Lake" project: burros affected #TBD
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