Jones County Couple Operates Unusual Animal Rescue

Dog and cat rescues are common anywhere you go, but one couple in the east is rescuing donkeys.

Mari and Marlin Spoonemore run the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue in Jones County. They started the program after adopting their own donkey three years ago-- and realized there was no place for donkeys like theirs to find homes.

Many of the donkeys currently at the rescue came from as far away as Texas, Mexico and Hawaii to find a home here in the east. Some of them were abused, most were neglected.

If you are interested in adopting a donkey, Mari and Marlin want to make sure you have a great vet and a nice safe place for the donkey to stay.

So far they have found a home for 20 donkeys.

To contact the Spoonemore's about adopting a donkey you can call 252-670-5977


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