I have several kind emails, calls and txts regarding the demise of Sarah. There IS talk of offering a REWARD to locate the perpetrater of the crime....this person left the accident....which is a crime and possible other things too. Anyway, please contact me for more info on this and I will direct you to the appropriate contact persons once that gets established. The Two Mile High Club of Cripple Creek has been busy with the 80th Annual Donkey Derby Days event, which was a huge success, oh my god so many people so many sunburns LOL However, once Tom Cooper, Steve Zoellner, Bill Loop et all get a breather they will certainly address this matter.
Courtesy Cathy Cochrane and Sherry Snowden
Good bye Sarah, she was a sweet old donkey.
I am saddened to report that Sarah, one of our beloved Cripple Creek Donkeys, died last week. Apparentely she was hit by a vehicle, there was reported to be extremely severe trauma to her head, neck, broken ribs and internal injuries. She laid down beside a tree in one of the parks she called home and died.
We are disturbed that no one has come forth to claim being the person who did this. Trust me, there IS a vehicle in the area with some extensive damage to its body, probably the front end, as to hit and cause this amount of damage to a donkey someone would have to be going pretty fast on the City Streets.
Its a terribly painful way for a donkey to die. We are all sad about the event, and know that the possibility exists with the donkeys roaming free in town, but this is the first in many years that this has occurred.
Please, be respectful. There ain't nothing worth going that fast.
The 80th Donkey Derby Days festival is this weekend, I am sure we will have a remembrance in honor of Sarah. Be sure to attend, toss a dollar in the Donkey Donation Bucket, and say Thank You to Tom Cooper and his VOLUNTEERS for working their donkey butts off to present this event for all of us. I know I can't say it enough.
For those of you interested in helping with the Donkeys, you are always welcome!
God Bless the Donkeys,
Carrie N Miller
Gold Country Realty
"Serving Teller County Since 1979"