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July 25, 2012

Donkey dumping?

A pack of apparently abandoned donkeys have caused some problems in SE Mineral Wells

By LIBBY CLUETT | lcluett@mineralwellsindex.com

Mineral Wells Animal Control has yet another donkey this week in its livestock pen. This one – a large miniature, non-castrated male – showed up in the same pasture where a herd of three donkeys were roaming several months ago.

They roamed the unfenced hay field and adjacent property along Garrett Morris Parkway, across the street from Community Christian School. Reportedly, they were fine until the burros began eating flowers and plants at a neighboring house. Over time, they have done some damage to the landscape with their hooves as well as mouths.

Mineral Wells Police Department Lt. Brad Belz said he’s not sure if this last donkey, the mini, was dumped or not or is part of the original herd roaming the area. He said the donkeys “are in the same place” as the previous two jacks that a group of volunteers previously rounded up.

Diane and Larry Kauffmann have a home that has served somewhat as a diner for the braying equines.

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