The permanent residents of the special needs side are:
Summer: mainly because she is old and needs food supplements. She is right now the oldest donkey at the Sanctuary and is very loving. She is a little bit of an odd looking donkey, but cute in her own way. I always think she looks like a reindeer without antlers..what do you think? That's her after her special foodtreat and she wants either more or back out.
Chiclet: He is really the saddest creature on the special needs side, even though he has been seen frolicking with Odin, he has a lot of muscle problems and is slow with his walking. He had a rough start right from the beginning and it really is showing on his poor little body, because really he isn't that old yet, but he moves like he is ancient. He also doesn't have long ears anymore, and they are just short little stubs. He is a cutie and hopefully will be able to get some massage therapy soon.
Every time a donkey needs some special attention, maybe due to an injury or other developing health problems they are moved to the special needs side until they are better. So really at any time you can have anybody over on this side.
And of course there are the sheeps, Larry and Lucky, Nello and Worther. Now Nello starting to come around and is starting to like me, since I started to dig my way thru his wooley coat to give him relief from his itchies. And then there is the goat Cocoa, who I think is hilarious and makes me laugh out loud every time I see it, and who gives me a hard time at times, but also is very playful and nosey.