Thirty-two donkeys, originally from North Texas and set for death at a Mexican slaughterhouse, are back home and safe.
After the plight of dozens of donkeys went viral, an animal lover steps in, secures homes for half the group and gets help from the Humane Society of North Texas to care for the remaining animals.
Adoption is always seen as a selfless act and officials in Parker County are hoping there are North Texans willing to voluntarily take several donkeys home. Yes, donkeys.
Police say a third donkey in a North Texas pasture has died after being found shot with an arrow.
With pastures withered from a lingering drought, farmers in Texas and Louisiana have abandoned donkeys by the hundreds.
Wildlife officials have suspended their policy of killing wild burros in West Texas as animal advocates devise a nonlethal plan to remove the animals.