Born in 1989, Apache is one of the three original donkeys fostered by Sandra before she founded The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada in 1991. Originally from Joywinds Farm Rare Breeds Conservancy (now known as Rare Breeds Canada), Apache was fostered by Sandra with Bronwyn and Riley in the summer of 1991, to protect the sheep that a neighbouring farmer was grazing in Sandra and David’s pastures. In 1992, when Sandra founded the DSC, she purchased Apache and the other two donkeys, so they could live out their lives under the protection of the DSC.
Shortly after the donkeys’ arrival, Sandra and David were surprised one morning when they came out to check the donkeys. Instead of three donkeys, there were four! Apache had given birth to a colt, Obewan. Apache and Obewan resided at the DSC’s main farm until 2000 when they were selected to live at a Foster Farm. In 2012, they returned once again to the DSC, and enjoyed their time together and with the other donkeys until Obewan's passing in 2014.
Apache is a quiet but friendly donkey and enjoys the attention and ear scratches she receives from staff and volunteers.
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