Born in 1993, Reno is a roan-coloured Standard mule with a black mane and tale. His father was a Standard donkey and his mother was a Quarter horse.
Before he was admitted to the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada in 1994, Reno had been passed from the farm where he was born to a teaching farm in Southern Ontario. It had been intended that he would be one of the students' animals in a Veterinary Technician Program.
After a few months, however, the teaching staff found that the students could not handle Reno. He was extremely lively and he required more training and attention than they were able to give. Fortunately, one of the students had become aware of the DSC where a lifelong home is provided to donkeys and mules that are no longer wanted, or are neglected or abused.
In the many years since his arrival at the Sanctuary, Reno has benefited from the consistent attention that he receives. He lives contentedly with his mule companions. They form a lively herd and have no inclination to be with the donkeys. They have their own extensive fields to graze in and their own shelter to keep them warm and dry. This last, however, is difficult because Reno, like all of the mules, prefers to stand outside, rain or shine, hot or cold. Reno is a friendly creature and very content to receive attention from farm visitors and staff.
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