When police investigated the situation, they found that the owner also had a dog. The neglected dog was immediately confiscated and taken to a rescue organization, but the donkey had no such luck.
But a Good Samaritan knew that the donkey deserved to be rescued, too. So he called El Refugio del Burrito (RDB).
"It is frustrating that, although both animals are protected under the same law, and it is very clear on how to act when the life of an animal is at risk, we still find that authorities hesitate," Veronica Sanchez, country manager for RDB, said in a statement. "This is a negligence and omission of duty."