Wild Burro Rescue and Preservation Project is home to over 200 burros (donkeys), located on 130 acres in Olancha, CA. We are adjacent to Death Valley National Park and close to other places the last wild burros called their home.
Our purpose: to look over the shoulders of the Park Service and BLM (Bureau of Land Management). These are the agencies that in the past have killed burros or rounded them up to transport them to slaughterhouses. Our sanctuary continues to work hard to abolish the cruel and unnecessary roundups of Wild Horses and Burros from the land which is rightfully theirs, by the BLM.
In 1971, Congress passed the Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act, which mandated range lands in ten states for America’s wild horses and burros.The BLM has now leased millions of acres of the wild horse and burro range lands to cattle interests.Seven million head of cattle now graze on these designated range lands. Therefore, the only safe place for these displaced animals is a sanctuary.
We are a 501 (c) 3 Non-profit Organization, which means that all your donations are tax-deductible up to your personal tax limits. We are not Government funded. In fact, we do not receive any money from Government sources, so the burros depend entirely on you and your generous donations.
Presently, our Sanctuary is the only safe place for our animals. We hope that one day our wild burros and horses can return into the wilderness, the land that is rightfully theirs, to live free and safe on their own.
We need you stories
For any of you who have burros, we would like to hear from you if you had a burro who died and then have their "buddy" die of a broken heart shortly thereafter. Burros are family oriented. Many times we have experienced a death of our burro and his/her best friend just simply started shutting down...refusing to eat, refusing to drink...literally pining away for the loss of their friend.
If you have similar stories, please contact us via email or snail mail. This is for a research project being done at UC Davis, to prove that burros are more than just "animals".
Thank you for your cooperation and at the same time, our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your beloved burros.
How wild is Wild Burro Rescue?!
We have all different kinds of wild life up here at the sanctuary that are all protected, it is their sanctuary also. They are safe here.
Bears, coyotes, chukars, rabbits, quail, bob cats, owls, mule deer, ravens, golden eagles are all found living around here. A paradise of nature!
donations are appreciated and needed to help us continue to help our burros! Your donations are tax deductible
As (Wild Burro Rescue) is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, all charitable donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law. (Wild Burro Rescue) does not trade, share or sell a donor's personal information, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all donor information received by (Wild Burro Rescue), online and offline, whether electronic, written, or oral. Due to state charity registration requirements, we are unable to accept donations from District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington,West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Donations from these states are not eligible to receive a tax deduction.We are in the process of getting registered in the above states.
This site is updated and maintained by Karen Gilligan, VP WBR
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