Diane may be the friendliest mule you’ll ever meet. You’ll find her most days roaming freely around the sanctuary greeting visitors and seeking butt scratches. Now around 28 years old, in her past Diane was used as a plow mule and had moved from place to place with various owners (a term we don’t like but is legally accurate). She was acquired by a horse trader, who neglected poor Diane for several years until his death.
Very skinny and with a badly infected eye, it was clear that Diane desperately needed our help. After a few months of rehabilitation and getting to know our caring staff and volunteers, she learned not only to trust but to seek out attention and affection from everyone around her. With an extremely sweet and gentle nature, people are drawn to her peaceful beauty and charm. Now we can’t imagine Woodstock Sanctuary without her and with mules living as old as 40, we hope we have many years of her friendship.
Thanks to Marika Romero for making us aware of Diane’s plight and finding placement for the 2 horses who were rescued with her.