454 Milford Church Road Baker County
Leary, GA 39862
In 1977, a little dark brown burro from the Mojave Desert inspired my husband and me to embark on a journey that continues today. After driving to Valley Wells, California, to pick up our adopted burro through the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program, we brought her home to Georgia. We named her Amber and loved her completely. After some time and much caution, she loved us back.
After several months of being with her and caring for her, we knew we could do nothing less than provide sanctuary for other wild burros who have been systematically captured and removed from the public lands that have always been their home. In April 1982, we took our first small steps to create Amberwood Sanctuary. With profits from our small mail order business and donations from many caring people, in 1989, we nailed a small sign to a fence in Baker County, Georgia, which simply read, “Amberwood Sanctuary.”
Each time, another wild burro or unwanted donkey arrives at Amberwood Sanctuary, a silent promise is given that she/he will not be uprooted again or separated from family members and buddies.