Amberwood Sanctuary, Inc.
Baker County, Georgia
In 1977, a little dark brown and very wild
burro from the Mojave Desert inspired the Watson
family to embark on a life-changing journey that
continues today. We drove to Valley Wells,
California, adopted our burro through the Bureau of
Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program, and
brought her home to Georgia. We named her Amber and
loved her completely. After some time and much
caution, she loved us back.
We were instantly captivated by Amber and once
a hard-won mutual trust began, we knew we could do
nothing less than provide sanctuary for other wild
burros who are being systematically captured and
removed from the western public lands that have
always been their home. In April 1982, we took our
first step to create Amberwood Sanctuary by opening
a savings account with $10.35. In 1989, with profits
from our mail order business and donations from many
caring people, we nailed a small sign on a fence in
Baker County, Georgia, which simply read, “Amberwood
After decades of our American wild burros and
mustangs being shot, poisoned, and even run off
cliffs to crash to their deaths below, the Wild,
Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act was passed in
1971. The main provision and the intent of the act
is to protect the mustangs and wild burros who
inhabit our public lands from any unauthorized
capture, branding, harassment, or death. On paper,
these enduring animals were given a chance for real
freedom. In reality, however, the program has been
undermined to the point of corruption. Political
considerations, greed, and prejudice determine the
destiny of our wild horses and burros.
Amberwood Sanctuary continues to work toward
fulfilling the promise made for their freedom. In
the meantime, each time another wild burro or
homeless donkey arrives at Amberwood Sanctuary, a
silent promise is given that she/he will not be
uprooted again or separated from family members and
social groups. Please stand with us in speaking and
acting in their behalf.
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