Came to the Sanctuary in


Years Old

About Marshall

Marshall came to the Sanctuary in May 2022 through a remarkable rescue effort. The call for help came from new landowners who had inherited a donkey along with their property, but were eager to part ways with him. What followed was a challenging 700km round trip journey to bring him to safety.

When we arrived to rescue Marshall, we were met with a daunting task. Marshall had spent decades as an unwanted presence, originally purchased as a joke about 25 years ago. There was little information to guide his rescue, only the knowledge that he wouldn’t come easily and that the Sanctuary was his last hope.

Marshall’s initial resistance was evident, and his distressed state reflected the years of neglect and isolation he had endured. It took almost three hours of tireless effort and perseverance to coax the terrified Marshall into the yard, but our determination prevailed. With gentle care, we slowly managed to get him into the float with lots of patience and treats.

Marshall's arrival at the Sanctuary marked the beginning of a new chapter in his life.

His health was far from ideal, and his fear of people remained a significant challenge. However, amidst the compassionate environment of the Sanctuary, Marshall began to undergo a remarkable transformation.

One particular volunteer, Amanda, plays a pivotal role in Marshall’s journey to recovery. Despite his shyness and trauma, Marshall and Amanda have forged a beautiful connection, illustrating the incredible capacity for healing and trust that animals can experience when shown love and kindness.

Marshall’s story is a testament to the incredible resilience of animals and the profound impact that compassionate care can have on their lives. Although he still bears the scars of his past, Marshall is gradually opening up to the love and attention he so rightfully deserves.

Marshall's journey serves as a poignant reminder that every creature, no matter the history, has the potential for a brighter and happier future when given the chance.

Support Marshall

Marshall needs approximately $1,250 of sponsorship per year.

By becoming a sponsor, you provide vital support and care that directly contributes to Marshall’s care, medical needs, nourishment, and overall well-being.

Your commitment goes beyond financial assistance; it symbolises a bond of compassion that uplifts spirits and offers second changes.

Thank you for looking after Marshall!

We are, of course, extremely grateful for any amount you can help us with.

For higher sponsorship amounts, we offer the following “thank you” gifts:

$500 or over: A print-quality personalised certificate (emailed to you).

$50 or over: An on-screen quality personalised certificate (emailed to you).

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