Donkey saves other animals from wildfire. Thoughts & story inside?
Ellie The Donkey
Ellie is credited with saving three horses and another donkey from Colorado’s High Park wildfire after the couple boarding them was forced to evacuate. The animals could not be reached for evacuation before the fire moved through their area and were feared lost, but a rescue crew sweeping the area after the fire discovered the herd in a safe place, with Ellie in charge.
It was Ellie who had moved them all to one of the few remaining unburned areas. Overall the horses and donkeys in Ellie’s care weathered the fire without any serious injuries. Ellie’s nose and coat were singed by the flames, but didn’t need any treatment. The tails of the four horses had curled from the extreme heat.There were a few singed whiskers and tails, but everyone survived, and when Ellie climbed into the rescue crew’s horse trailer, the herd followed her as they had before.
Hooray for Ellie and all of these amazing animals