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Adopt a donkey or/and make a donation!
Just a nice short & sweet post to draw some attention to the wonderful work that the lovely people of ‘The Donkey Sanctuary’ in the UK & Ireland do every single day for donkeys.
Each month more and more donkeys are being relinquished into their care and in this time of financial difficulty for so many they too are feeling the pinch.
For only £16 / €20 you can adopt a donkey for a whole year – this makes a truly lovely gift for yourself or for someone you love. I actually did this as my Mums, ‘Mother’s day’ gift last year and intend to renew it for her again this year. She loved it! And the lovely folder you receive comes with a certificate and an A4 sketch of your adopted donkey, and after six months you receive an update of how your donkey is doing. It really is great!
I myself have adopted Busby, from the Sidmouth sanctuary in Devon (this is where my husband and I spent the day, the day we got engaged in 2009) who is an absolute dote and if I had the chance I would steal him and smuggle him all the way back to California if I could. Adoptions in the UK go through ‘The Elizabeth Svendsen Trust’ which is again another non-profit organisation for children and donkeys, dedicated to providing riding therapy with donkeys to children with special needs and disabilities – It’s SO great. For Ireland via their page you can download a PDF document or just give them a call on +353 (0) 22 48398 to arrange your adoption.
Have a look for yourselves at the below links, add them on Facebook etc – there is even a ‘Donkey Watch’ camera link where you can see all the donkeys LIVE !
But most importantly, please help if you can. Even a small donation goes a long way and you can do this from pretty much anywhere in the world – remember the pennies make the pounds (cents make the euros!) and show some LOVE for these beautiful amazing creatures.
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