Sampson came to us from a lot of research about donkeys helping to protect from predators, specifically mountain lions. We learned that the loud noises they make and their ability to kick are great deterrents from a mountain lion walking off with one of our goats. We set out to find rescue donkeys when we came across Donkeyland in Attwater, CA. We explained what our needs were and Cheryl was able to help us adopt Sampson and Sebastian. Sebastian had been living with a family where the kids had grown up and they didn’t have interest anymore. When he came to us he was in desperate need of hoof care as his legs were bowed from neglect. Over time we have been able to correct his legs and his walking. These two can be found frolicking in the lower pasture with the ponies or hanging out in the donkey barn with the mini-donkeys. One thing is for sure...if you come across them you’ll walk away with a smile on your face!