Maxwell was rescued by the ASPCA from a kill pen, a common fate for donkeys and horses that are unwanted after a certain age. He was in terrible shape when they took him in, but they were able to slowly nurse him back to health. Of course, this lovely creature couldn't stay with them forever, so they searched high and low for a permanent home. That permanent home was Ziggy's Refuge, where the ASPCA was sure he would never end up discarded and in a bad situation ever again. Maxwell fits right in at Ziggy's. If you visit, you'll probably hear him talking! He absolutely loves hugs and neck scratches, and has blossomed from shy to social butterfly. He lives in the pasture with the cows and with his best friend Rijoso the stallion.