The husband got a call from our lease neighbor. He said a sheriff's deputy was there with him due to a donkey being on the road. It looked like it had been hit awhile back because it's back end was scabbed over. They knew we had donkeys at our lease and wanted to know if it was our's. They described it and it sounded like Pearl except it was a cut Jack! Nope, not Pearl.
The husband still called me to make sure we had females. He said the day he was having, he better double check with me. I told him yes, Minnie and Pearl were both jennies. He called the neighbor back and told him it was not our donkey. Neighbor said no one would claim it. The husband told him to just put it in our pasture and get it off the road.
They couldn't believe we would let it in our pasture. The husband and I believe that regardless if we put a loose animal in the right pasture, at least we are getting them off the road. I know as an animal owner, I would rather find my animal in a neighbor's pasture than hit on the road.
So they got a halter on the donkey and guess what it did? Sat down and refused to move! Took them an hour to get it to the gate. They said the minute they got it in the pasture and took the halter off, it ran! Goofy thing. Looks like we may be donkey foster parents!