Hurricane Florence rescue includes blind horse and her seeing eye donkey

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Hurricane Florence seemingly never ending rains have stopped and overflowing rivers and lakes have subsided, but the rescue of helpless animals continue. On Sunday night, the Waynesville, North Carolina horse rescue, Star Ranch Horse Rescue, welcomed two bonded friends – a blind horse and her two-year-old seeing eye donkey.

“I suppose this is our contribution to flood relief. Wonder, the blind mare, and her companion Bosephus, the donkey, are now safe at STAR Ranch away from the East coast floods. Rescue groups out there are all full and none would take this pair. They settled in immediately grazing while Bo let all of Haywood County know they were here! What a voice he has!,”Karen Owens, the owner of Star Ranch posted on the group’s Facebook page.

The blind mare named Wonder can’t see her new surroundings, but has been  quietly settling in with her “bestie” Bosephus (Bo for short). Bo follows Wonder wherever she goes, however he’s a bit more vocal than his gal pal. It would seem everyone knows a donkey has taken up residence at the ranch.

According to WlosNews, the two came from a Wilmington farm that had been flooded. Three pigs were also rescued and transported to a safe area.

“Her 2-year-old seeing eye donkey is with her and she felt comfortable and secure. Those two haven’t been more than about three feet from each other all night,” Owens stated.

(Photo via Star Ranch Horse Rescue) (Video via WLOS John Le)

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  1. So glad that Wonder has found a home and that Bo is also with her. Animals have such amazing bonds with each other and in this case, one is the caregiver of the other. It is wonderful that Star Ranch Horse Rescue has taken them in and will provide the home they need. Bless you.


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