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Albert donkey at Farm Sanctuary

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Rescue Date

July 11, 2012




Albert had a knack for escaping his pasture—to the great displeasure of his former “owner,” who threatened to shoot Albert the next time he tried. Safe at Farm Sanctuary, he’s content to stay put.

Albert donkey, our resident prankster, has always had a few tricks up his sleeve.

Before coming to Farm Sanctuary, this former “escape artist” would frequently flee his guardian’s farm, puzzling and frustrating everyone who tried to keep him contained. Unfortunately, Albert’s escapades were seen as more troublesome than humorous: Local authorities soon grew weary of responding to his game, and threatened to shoot the miniature donkey the next time he ventured out. Thankfully, we learned of Albert’s predicament in time, and offered to take on his care. With his guardian’s blessing, we welcomed Albert to Farm Sanctuary — a move that changed his entire outlook on life. Albert had once rebelled against attempts to control him, but at Farm Sanctuary, we instead took the time to understand what he had been trying to share. We quickly learned how funny and charming this donkey really is! Whenever Albert wants our attention, for example, he will comically inch closer and closer to us until we can give him the scratches and pets he seeks. He will also run at us full speed, often braying with excitement as he draws near! Albert loves to be the center of attention, and with so many loving admirers, he quickly found his place.


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By participating in the Adopt a Farm Animal Program, you’ll help provide the necessary support to care for Albert and defend all farm animals against cruelty.

Albert Donkey at Farm Sanctuary's Southern California shelter