One of the aims of The Donkey Sanctuary is to spread the word about how best to care for donkeys far and wide, we officially do so more than once a month in the form of our Donkey Care Courses. After completing the course you will receive a certificate to prove your attendance and your donkey knowledge. We have so many different groups coming from all over the country from private donkey owners, donkey lovers, potential donkey guardians, work experience students, new staff, the list is end-list. We have collaborated with our local college in Mallow for many years and they have incorporated our care courses into their Level 6 animal science course, the students enjoy their day out immensely and get a lot of information on donkey care where they can put into practical use in their future careers.
It is a great opportunity to learn more about donkey care and to spend some time hands on with the donkeys here at The Donkey Sanctuary. We are branching out and holding courses around the country in existing guardians home. I highly recommend the courses and every day I speak on the phone to donkey owners and potential guardians I promote our information fun filled day. I always feel that it is a great way to decide whether it is for you- caring for a donkey and to learn more about donkey care.