Thank you to Maria in Vancouver for sharing this story with us.
A wayward wild donkey is alive in Nevada thanks to the Sheriff’s Office crew who rescued it from an old abandoned mine shaft last week.
Dispatchers received a call from a hiker about the animal trapped inside the mine in the mountains in central Nye County. Once inside the mine, the rescue team discovered that the donkey had actually fallen into a 10-foot hole.
Responders were able to get a rope around the donkey and get it turned around in order to confirm that it was in good condition, other than being hungry and dehydrated.
Efforts are now being made to secure the entrance to the tunnel to avoid a repeat performance and Sheriff Sharon Wehrly praised the efforts of rescue crews in freeing the donkey from the mine.