HAHS is often called in to help the local authorities when a hooved animal is running at large. Such was the case with Looper, a donkey that was recently adopted. For weeks he evaded capture by local Animal Control officers. When they finally managed to catch him, he was brought to HAHS and the wait began to see if anyone would claim him. When no calls came for him, we welcomed him officially to the HAHS herd.
From the moment he arrived, Looper was a staff favorite. We had rarely met such a social doney, which we were not expecting, after hearing about the merry chases he led Animal Control on. Looper was a lap donkey, always looking for attention and perfectly willing to climb into your lap for pets and cuddles. He would bray when you passed his paddock, hoping that you'd stop to give him a pat on the head or a few scratches behind his ears. He just loved his donkey friend Fraknie here at HAHS and was sad when he was adopted. When we took him out of his paddock he was very well behaved on a lead rope.
No one was suprised when people started writing in that they wanted to adopt Looper. When a home was finally chosen, we were sad to see him go but we knew it was for the best. His new home has other donkeys he can play with and a very loving owner who is just as charmed as we were with little Looper. The only running he will do now is to his new owner for all the love, cuddles, and grain he could want.