"I called the auction house, put his $500 'bail' on the credit card and arranged his transportation," she said. "It is one of the best decisions I've ever made."
Marlin, who was 25 years old at the time, came to live at the farm where other rescued donkeys and mules get another chance at life, often after lives of hard labor. "When he arrived at the farm I told him he would be safe from now on and would never leave," Firestone said.
The former work mule is now Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue's official mascot. Not only that, but he's also formed a friendship with a human family unlike any he's ever had before.