Waffles, the six-year-old mini donkey, has become the official mascot of Island Creek. His journey to stardom began when he was rescued from the New Holland kill pen by a very kind lady. She was looking for a companion for her Quarter Horse, Noah. Waffles, healing from a previous back surgery and being treated for a respiratory infection, became best friends with Noah. When she was no longer able to care for Noah and Waffles, they were adopted by their current owner and Island Creek Program Manager, David. Waffles’ star quickly rose among his fans in the office.


Waffles, and his big brother Noah, enjoy a quiet life on a small farm in Southern Maryland. Waffles rules the pastures with an iron fist but takes time in his day to enjoy the smaller things in life; rolling in the sandpit, sleeping in the sun, checking people’s pockets for treats, and eating carrots. Friendly and charismatic, Waffles enjoys his role as the brand ambassador for Island Creek.