Earlier this month, Travis Ochs faced a terrible situation.
When his home in Colorado was hit by fire, he was forced to give up almost everything he held dear, including his beloved donkey, Ennis.
Ochs did his best to put Ennis and several horses in a trailer and get them to safety. However, as the flames approached, he had to leave Ennis and his horse, Adam, behind. The forester who came to Travis’ aid insisted he had made a disastrous decision.
Maybe Travis thought he would never see Ennis and Adam again. But he was wrong.
After spending sleepless nights thinking about Ennis and Adam, he receives the news he’s been waiting for.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a live donkey and horse. The fire destroyed several buildings on the property.
He was allowed to return and had a happy and perfect reunion with Ennis.
Fortunately, Ennis and Adam survived with only a burnt hair. And although he lost his material possessions in the fire, the most important thing was his survival.
“I’m grateful to have made it out alive,” he said. There were several moments when I thought, “I can’t go on like this. A dark and scary day had a happy ending.”