Sponsor A Mule

Despite our best training and rehabilitation efforts, some mules in our care will never be able to leave Lost Meadows because of a chronic medical condition, extreme trauma from abuse, or aggression that makes them unsuitable for adoption

They have no other alternative place to live besides Lost Meadows. Here, they always receive the same routine care as our other groups and are well looked after.

We call these mules our sanctuary mules. 

Currently, 41 out of 135 of our mules are considered sanctuary mules.

Each one could use a sponsor to help with their monthly cost of care. For $25 a month, you can sponsor the mule of your choice.

You will receive our yearly calendar, one professional photograph of your mule annually, and recognition on our website for your sponsorship. You can also join the private Facebook group called LMMR Sanctuary to see regular photo updates of your sponsored mule.

Shown below are the sanctuary mules who need a sponsor:

 

Eva

is a 7 year old mule who was rescued from Chesterfield, New Jersey. Eva is an extremely tiny mule, and has learned how to squeeze through very narrow spaces which makes her an escape artist. She is extremely smart, and sneaky! Click here to set up a monthly $25 donation to sponsor Eva.

 

SPONSORED MULES

 

Mary - SPONSORED BY COURTNEY ELIZABETH

is a 17 year old mule who was rescued from Aguanga, CA. Mary had a broken front left leg when she was rescued, but it had healed in to place and does not cause her any pain. She has good mobility and loves to run around bucking high up in the air! 

 

Roosevelt - SPONSORED BY SHIRLEY WALKER

is an 17 year old mule who was rescued from Dallas, Texas. Some days he is friendly and others he is highly sensitive. He sure is a looker, though. 

 

 

Thomas - SPONSORED BY JENNIFER PLUNKETT

is a 14 year old John mule who was rescued in California. He was originally rounded up and branded by the BLM in Oregon. A local rescue bought him from an HMA, but had extreme difficulty handling and training him. They surrendered him to Lost Meadows where he has made enough progress to be petted on the head and neck.

 

Sarafina - SPONSORED BY KATHY DEATON

was rescued in New Jersey. Sarafina is not a sanctuary mule, but she is lucky enough to have her own sponsor while she waits to begin our training program.

 

Salem - SPONSORED BY BONNIE J DELARE

is a 17 year old mule who was running wild on public land in Sheldon, Nevada before being captured by the government. He is our wildest mule and must be handled with extreme caution.

 

Bartholemew - SPONSORED BY NORA KLEPS

is a 13 year old John who was found running down an interstate covered in barb wire in Terrell, Texas. Although he is blind in his left eye, he is a pretty friendly mule.

 

CLAYTON - SPONSORED BY LINDA PERRY

is a 23 year old mule who was rescued in Tehachapi, CA. Clayton prefers to be a loner. 

 

Avery - SPONSORED BY MICHAEL REDMOND

is a 17 year old mule who was running wild on public land in Sheldon, Nevada before being captured by the government. 

 

 

WINONA - SPONSORED BY TANDY KEENAN

is a 7 year old mule who was rescued with 27 other mules from Chapel Hill, Tennessee. Winona has permanent damage to her face and jaw from a halter that was left on for years and had grown in to her face. She is very fearful of people. 

 

Harrison - SPONSORED BY COURTNEY ELIZABETH

is a young mule with some behavioral problems. We are hopeful that time and training will turn Harrison into an adoptable mule, but for now he needs more time to mature in a safe environment.

 

Lorraine - SPONSORED BY LAURA BRIGGS

is a 9 year old Molly mule who is very suspicious of people. She prefers to stay at a far away distance and will bite if she is cornered. Emma is her very best friend.

 

Emma - SPONSORED BY BONNIE J DELARE

is an 8 year old mule who was transferred to us by law enforcement in Central Texas. Emma is missing her left eye and used to be so afraid of people that she would bite, but she is slowly learning to trust us and will walk up and take treats from our hands. Lorraine is her very best friend. 

 

Digby - SPONSORED BY BETH DAVIS

is a 6 year old John who transferred from a rescue in Dansville, Michigan. Although he is frightened by people, he loves dogs and enjoys curiously following them around. 

  

 

William - SPONSORED BY KAREN CAMPODONICO

is an 8 year old mule who was part of our biggest mule rescue to date from Chapel Hill, Tennessee. William has been mistreated in his past and was rescued with a rope halter so tight it was piercing his skin and had to be cut off. 

 

Wyatt - SPONSORED BY RICKI REYNOLDS

is a 14 year old mule who came to us ungelded. He was gelded in fall of 2019 but still retains stallion-like behaviors, although he can be friendly every now and then and loves treats. 

 

Hope - SPONSORED BY TIA BONKOWSKI

is a very elderly Molly transferred to us by a rescue in Dansville, Michigan.

 

Marla - SPONSORED BY BETH DAVIS

is an elderly Molly rescued in Chapel Hill, Tennessee. 

 

Jack - SPONSORED BY MARLA WELCH

is an 11 year old mule who was part of our biggest mule rescue to date from Chapel Hill, Tennessee. Jack is blind in his left eye.

 

 

Anthem - SPONSORED BY DEBORAH STROMBERGER

is a 14 year old John picked up by law enforcement as a stray in Dallas, Texas.

 

 

Pearl - SPONSORED BY CAROLE B.

is a 20 year old Molly picked up by law enforcement as a stray in Dallas, Texas. 

 

Jasper - SPONSORED BY DAVID B.

is a 16 year old John who was running wild on public land in Dallas, Texas and was captured by the government. Jasper is curious in an open field, but can be very aggressive when he is in a smaller area.

 

Theodore - SPONSORED BY MICHAEL REDMOND

is a 17 year old mule who came to us ungelded. He was gelded in fall of 2019 but still retains stallion-like behaviors, although he can be friendly every now and then and loves treats. 

 

Maybelle - SPONSORED BY DEBORAH STROMBERGER

is an 11 year old Molly who was found running wild on public land in Crockett, Texas. She is extremely fearful of people.

 

Maverick - SPONSORED BY VALERIE STINSON

is a 13 year old John who was transferred to us by his loving owner after handling his feet became too difficult. Maverick is a very sweet mule but is extremely fearful of having his feet worked on. We have made great progress in being able to pick up Maverick's front feet and hope that someday he will trust us enough to work on his back feet.

 

Nova - SPONSORED BY MARGARET MOLL

is a 7 year old Molly who was rescued from a hoarding situation in Gilmer, Texas. She is blind in her right eye. 

 

Boone - SPONSORED BY BEVERLY CHAPMAN

is a 7 year old John who was rescued from Chapel Hill, Tennessee. He is a rambunctious and feisty outlaw who can be aggressive when he is worked with. 

 

Gracie - SPONSORED BY MICHAEL SIMCOE

was born a mule but identifies as a crocodile. We don't have a swamp here for her to live in, but she seems to get by. Humor aside, Gracie is an important example of why mules should be worked with from a young age. 

 

 

Bethany - SPONSORED BY CAROLE B.

is a 15 year old Molly who was a rescue transfer from Dansville, Michigan. 

 

Maxwell - SPONSORED BY AARON B.

is an 8 year old John mule who is very friendly, but was unfortunately left intact until he came to LMMR, so he has some of the behavioral qualities of a stallion. 

 

Malcolm - SPONSORED BY AARON B.

is a 21 year old John mule who was gelded late in life, so he has some of the behavioral qualities of a stallion and is a master escape artist. 

  

Veronica - SPONSORED BY MELANIE LOBASSO

is a 6 year old Molly who was rescued from a hoarding situation in Gilmer, Texas. We do not have any information about her history other than that Veronica is highly aggressive towards people. 

 

 

Diana - SPONSORED BY DIANA PANTHER

is a 7 year old Molly who was a rescue transfer after she was horrifically abused by an individual identifying as a trainer, leaving her with significant PTSD. 

 

Beau - SPONSORED BY KIMBERLY MAY

is a John mule who was rescued in Chapel Hill, TN along with 27 other mules. We were told that although Beau is a good-natured mule, he is afraid of people because he experienced extreme abuse when he was beaten with a baseball bat, leaving part of his face sunken in. 

 

Colby - SPONSORED BY DAVID B.

is a 7 year old John who was rescued from a hoarding situation in Gilmer, Texas. Colby is very fearful of people and can jump over most fences, so he lives at LMMR where we can guarantee he is safely contained. 

 

Zsa Zsa - SPONSORED BY SARA TURPEL

is a 5 year old Molly who was a rescue transfer from Dansville, Michigan. Zsa Zsa was suffering from severe laminitis when she was rescued, and it will take more than a year for her feet to return to normal.

 

Charlie - SPONSORED BY PEGGY WRZESINSKI

is a 10 year old John who was a rescue transfer from Dansville, Michigan. Charlie is one of our wildest mules and must be handled with extreme caution. 

 

Melvin - SPONSORED BY LORI JO

is an 11 year old John who was running wild on public land and was captured by the government. Melvin can be friendly, but he was gelded late in life so he still retains the behavioral qualities of a stallion. He is also a master escape artist, so he stays at LMMR where we know he can be safely contained. 

 

Ulysses - SPONSORED BY CARRIE SIMCOX

is a 17 year old John who was running wild on public land in Nevada and was captured by the government.

 

Stitch - SPONSORED BY BETH DAVIS

is a 10 year old John. He was a rescue transfer from Houston SPCA. Stitch has very high anxiety under stress.

 

Arthur - SPONSORED BY ELLEN JONES

is a John mule who was rescued in Chapel Hill, TN. Our initial behavioral assessment concluded that Arthur would be a sanctuary mule for the time being, but since then we have been able to take small steps towards working with him.

 

Rosie - SPONSORED BY ANGELA MOORE

is a 12 year old Molly who was a rescue transfer from Dansville, Michigan. Rosie is a master escape artist and can sometimes be aggressive towards people. 

 

 

Isaac - SPONSORED BY BETH DAVIS

is a 13 year old John mule who is very friendly, but was unfortunately left intact until he came to LMMR, so he has some of the behavioral qualities of a stallion. He can be very sweet, though, and loves to be scratched on the neck. 

 

Josephine - SPONSORED BY JULIANA FROSCH

is a 4 year old Molly who was rescued from a hoarding situation in Gilmer, Texas. Josephine arrived totally feral, but since then she has started to take treats from our hands.

 

Sophie - SPONSORED BY NICOLE NELSON

is a 6 year old Molly who was a rescue transfer from Dansville, Michigan. Sophie is a master escape artist, so she stays at LMMR where we know she can be safely contained.

 

 

Hank - SPONSORED BY AMY KOESTER

is a 27 year old John who was surrendered by his owner in Smiley, Texas. Very sadly, Hank was diagnosed with terminal cancer shortly after coming to LMMR, so he will live here for the rest of his life getting the care he needs.

 

Henry - SPONSORED BY MARLA WELCH

One of these is not like the others! Henry is a senior horse who was seized from neglect along with a large group of donkeys by PVDR. Henry was transferred to LMMR and diagnosed with bilateral fibrotic myopathy, which prevents him from being able to move faster than a walk. Henry isn't in any pain, but he is disabled and needs a soft place to live where he will not have to compete for food or risk further injury.

 

Joey - SPONSORED BY MORGAN DAGHOST

Joey was captured by local law enforcement who were unable to locate his owner. All horse rescues in our area were full, so we agreed to take Joey in. Joey was a stallion, and we have had him gelded by a veterinarian. As you can see, we still have our work cut out for us! Joey could use a monthly sponsor while we work on adding weight to him and teaching him good behaviors. 

 

Nora - SPONSORED BY KARI RILEY & PETRA GOODMAN

is a 17 year old mule rescued from a hoarding situation in 2018 involving hundreds of animals, many of which were deceased on the property. Nora herself was almost starved to death and has since been rehabilitated, but the scars on her legs and broken withers tell us she has not had an easy life, so she will stay at LMMR where we know she can be safe and happy for the rest of her days.

 

Cora - SPONSORED BY BETH DAVIS

is a mule rescued from a hoarding situation in 2018 involving hundreds of animals, many of which were deceased on the property. Cora herself was almost starved to death and has since been rehabilitated. She is friendly but she has some neurological symptoms which prevent her from being a safe candidate for adoption.

 

Aurora - SPONSORED BY COURTNEY ELIZAETH

is a 15 year old horse rescued from a hoarding situation in 2018 involving hundreds of animals, many of which were deceased on the property. Aurora herself was almost starved to death and has since been rehabilitated, but she can be very dangerous to work with, so she will stay at LMMR where we know she can be safe and happy for the rest of her days.

 

Philip - SPONSORED BY MICHELE MASSA

is a 24 year old horse rescued from a hoarding situation in 2018 involving hundreds of animals, many of which were deceased on the property. Philip himself was almost starved to death and has since been rehabilitated, but he has hind end lameness from an old fracture, so he will stay at LMMR where we know he can be safe and happy for the rest of his days. 

 

Reginald "Reggie" - SPONSORED BY KIMBERLY MAY

Reggie came to LMMR when his owner retired from riding. Reggie is not a sanctuary mule but is special enough to have his own sponsor who loves the videos we share of his goofy personality.