A day-old burro was rescued by an Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper after his mother was struck and killed on a freeway.
The division mentioned on Facebook every little thing unfolded Sept. 5 on State Route 74 close to Lake Pleasant.
The new child burro was saved by DPS Sgt. Roger Hansen, together with different troopers and Arizona Department of Transportation officers who responded to the scene. They knew the animal couldn’t survive within the wild alone after being discovered close to the place his mother was killed.
Hansen and the others reached out to Stacie Thomas of One Step Wild Burros and Mustang Rescue, who agreed to absorb the foal. Hansen managed to get the burro into the again of his automobile and introduced him over.
“Once he arrived at the rescue, Ms. Thomas was able to match the foal with a nursing mother burro. The little guy quickly settled in and adjusted to his adoptive mom, and has been eating, running and playing just like a little burro should,” Arizona DPS mentioned.
Thomas’s grandson even named the small donkey “Roger” after Hansen.
A DPS trooper intends to attend for Roger to be sufficiently old to depart the rescue, after which undertake him.