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How Can We Help the Donkeys?

Original post made by Ducatigirl, Old Palo Alto, on Nov 13, 2012

I just found out about the donkeys at Bol Park being injured by a pack of dogs.

I don't have donkey experience, per se, but have a lifetime of experience with horses (donkeys are equines, too).

What can the general Palo Alto public do to help? Obviously, something needs to be done or this will happen again. The dogs will go for them because they are elderly and slow.

Is there anyone to check on their well-being more than once a day? Can an emergency contact and vet information be posted? At horse stables, each horse has his owner information, emergency information, vet and farrier info all posted, as well as feeding instructions.

Is there a place to make monetary donations to ensure their care?

My son has loved these animals since he was a child, and is heartsick, as is his daughter and I.

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Posted by geraldine
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Why don't you contact Doug Moran and ask him? Sounds from the article that he knows what is going on. Seems that some people like to sound as if they out want the public to think they care-if they are serious about helping, they should just do it. That is what my friend, the fOrmer .CEO of a high tech company told after I met him on a flight


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Posted by duckygirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I was talking to some very intelligent Europeans in a villa outside Rome the other day, they said the same thing.

"Yes, Duckygirl" they said, "one shall inquire at the source, rather an improvement over an anonymous blog post"



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Posted by geraldine
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Did you know, ducky.girl, that in Finland they much better care of their donkeys? But the USA is teaching third weird status in donkey care. That is what an employee of my company told me on the easy to a Pan-Asian conference.


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Posted by duckygirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I see.

Much like what I heard while hiking up in the Santa Cruz mountains when I came across a cartel run pot farm.

I turned and ran.

Rather than inform the authorities, I posted online.


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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 14, 2012 at 8:36 am

Ducatigirl is a registered user.

You know, of course, that even though you change names, or even locations, on your posts, you CAN be traced. Or blocked. Or even prosecuted.

I do not live in Barron Park and do not know where to begin to find out how to help with the donkeys. Somehow several posts about the attack was put under another headline, here, and that is how I found out about it. I asked a friend of my son's who lives thre, and he did not know who to contact, so I put the question out there.

Lighten up!


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Posted by anecdote annie
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 14, 2012 at 8:49 am

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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

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