Billy spent the first ten years of his life in the loving company of an elderly couple who brought him to their home in a cardboard box. They loved him dearly but as donkeys sometimes do, Billy would occasionally develop foot abscesses. The couple’s age prevented them from being able to care for Billy’s feet any longer. They couldn’t stand to see him suffer and they were unable to find someone to properly care for him. Sadly they felt their only option was to put him down. Fortunately our farrier (horse shoer) called us, told us Billy’s story, and asked if we could help. We gladly gave Billy a home and we are happy to report that he has had minimal hoof problems since being at the ranch.