Derek Smalls and his brother Nigel Tuffnel originally came to NMF as part of a big herd whose family was moving and couldn’t take them along. They were extremely skittish, not trusting people at all. They were adopted by a great family, but unfortunately things didn’t work out and they were returned. They were still quite scared, and didn’t want to be handled by anyone except our founder.

Truth is, she had fallen in love with them the first time, and was sorry she hadn’t adopted them herself! We saw their return as a sign and as they were still pretty unsocial, they joined the sanctuary herd, where they blossomed. The once shy Derek became a very confident, sassy guy who loves to run with the herd and stir things up.

Your sponsorship will support veterinary care, feeding, and other expenses at the rescue. Thank you so much for being part of our rescue efforts!  After you complete your payment via PayPal, you will see a “return to merchant” option – click on it!  When you return to the NMF page, you will see the document link in a black box. This is the PDF of your card.