Adopt a donkey


You are invited to adopt one of our donkeys for one year to help towards the costs of our charity. Over 3,000 donkeys have been taken into care and our Welfare Team follows up reports of neglected and abandoned donkeys.

The adoption fee is €20 per year and you will receive details of the donkey you decide to adopt, together with a beautiful drawing, an adoption certificate and a twice-yearly report.

For an extra €10 we will send you a DVD of the adopted donkey group. The updated DVD features the five adopted donkeys.

Adoption donkeys

Jacksie Jacksie came into the Sanctuary at two days old because his mother's milk had dried up so he was bottle fed every two hours around the clock.
Julie Anne Julie Anne was born on 2nd July 2007. Her mother, Raynah, was rescued and was found to be pregnant on her arrival to the Sanctuary.
Lorcan Lorcan's ears were badly damaged and we gave him sanctuary for life.
Richie Richie was orphaned at just 10 days old and whose life was saved by the care and expertise of Sanctuary staff.
Róisín Róisín came into our care when she was only two days old because her mother was critically ill.

How do I adopt?

If you would like to adopt one of our donkeys, please download the adoption form below and post it back to us.

Alternatively, please call us on +353 (0) 22 48398 to arrange your adoption(s).

Visiting your adopted donkey

You are welcome to visit your adopted donkey.

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays 10.00am - 5.00pm

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