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Donkeys find home for the holidays in Pattersonville

Local rescue farm ‘bails’ out animals from N.J. auction

Nanci Beyerl, visits with rescue donkeys Rocky and Baby at Peaceful Acres Farm on Rynex Corners Road in Pattersonville Thursday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Nanci Beyerl, visits with rescue donkeys Rocky and Baby at Peaceful Acres Farm on Rynex Corners Road in Pattersonville Thursday.
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Donkeys hold a proud place in Nativity scenes depicting the birth of Jesus Christ. With their unmistakable long ears, deep, dark eyes and fuzzy foreheads, they’ve carried the weight of humans for centuries. But a group of them that Nancy Beyerl rescued last week appear a far cry from those depicted in Christmastime scenes. Scared of people, one of them named Whiskey stood motionless in the back of his pen Thursday at Beyerl’s Peaceful Acres ...


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