WILD BURRO MANAGEMENT
a service of the
PEACEFUL VALLEY DONKEY RESCUE
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: How is PVDR's Wild Burro Management Program funded?
Answer: Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue is a federally recognized nonprofit charity. It receives charitable gifts from people who are deeply committed to wild burro safety and we use those funds in place of government tax dollars to secure the safety of wild burros throughout the land.
Question: What regions does Peaceful Valley operate in?
Answer: Peaceful Valley's entire rescue operation is involved with projects all across the lower 48 states, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Our Wild Burro Management Projects typically take place in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Texas.
Question: What does PVDR charge for their services?
Answer: Peaceful Valley's main goal is to ensure the safety of the wild burro under management. Often times, the federal, state and private budgets do not have a proper allocation to meet their required burro management levels. PVDR looks at each project at a case by case basis and enlists the help of donors and corporate sponsors whenever possible.
Question: How are the burros typically captured?
Answer: Because our goal is to place these burros into forever, loving homes, we must use the most gentle means of capture at our disposal. Typically water and bait trapping are used. We can also employ drones and mounted wranglers. Our least often used method is helicopter roundups.
Question: Where is Peaceful Valley Located?
Answer: Peaceful Valley's main rescue and rehabilitation headquarters is located on 172 acre facility in San Angelo, Texas. We also have a Wild Burro Training Center in Scenic, Arizona and a Major Transportation Center in Brookneal, Virginia. In addition to our sanctuaries and Satellite Adoption Centers located throughout the United States.
Question: Why do burros need to be managed?
Answer: The modern Burro is not indigenous to North America and has no natural predators to keep their populations in check. In many regions this leads to explosions in their numbers and that can be detrimental to native wildlife, water sources and vegetation. It should be noted that managed populations of wild burros have a positive effect on wildlife and vegetation.
Question: Who does PVDR use as professional capture wranglers?
Answer: PVDR uses the Cattoor Family Wranglers exclusively. The Cattoor Family has decades of experience in both wild burro and wild horse captures. They are highly recommended and have worked for all divisions of the Department of the Interior.
Executive Director Mark Meyers with a wild jack he encountered in Death Valley