- Associated Press - Sunday, March 13, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A Cave Creek horse rescue is getting an overwhelming response to a Facebook ad for 20 miniature donkeys that need forever homes.

Triple R Horse Rescue will use a lottery open to Arizona residents to handle the adoption frenzy. People can enter by filling out an adoption application at the rescue’s website, according to the Arizona Republic (https://bit.ly/21pM6Ed).

“The application will act as your ticket in the lottery,” said Community outreach director Michele Schafer.

“We are having an overwhelming response,” she said.

The rescue has agreed to take in another 10 of the fuzzy animals, bringing the number of adoptable donkeys to 30.



“They’re full of cuteness,” Schafer said. “They’re great companion animals, too.”

None of the 30 donkeys are the animal featured in the Facebook ad that generated the massive interest, Schafer said.

“It’s just a Google image,” Schafer said. “People have been calling asking about that donkey even.”

The lottery process could take a month or more.

Future donkey homes picked in the lottery must pass a screening process.

“We are very particular about where our animals go,” Schafer said. “Adoption is the easy part. Caring for an animal is the hard part.”

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com

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