Sam came to us in 2020 – he is aged in his late 20s and for the first half of his life he was used in TV and movies. He was then forced to work at a theme park, and the stress of the entertainment industry is what caused him to go blind (he wasn’t born blind). Even though he is visually impaired, Sam is the most trusting and loving donkey we have ever met, and he will follow you wherever you go.
Sam’s best friend is Jack Jack. Jack Jack acts as his eyes and shows him around to help him familiarize in new areas. Sam is the star of our animal assisted therapy program, as he is the most gentle and calm animal on the sanctuary. He is a true ambassador for the kindness and forgiveness that animals have regardless of how humans have treated them in the past.