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Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary

Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary

Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge for abused, neglected and elderly donkeys. The Sanctuary was opened in 2007 and is situated 4km from the village of McGregor in the Western Cape. Our projects include: Caring for donkeys at the sanctuary; Outreach programme to donkey owners and foster homes; Training workshops for donkey owners and both state and private vets and animal organisations; Arranging school and special need visits to the sanctuary for learners; and Distributing a teacher resource pack to schools and home schooling parents.

Promoting the welfare and status of donkeys through a culture of caring

To achieve this vision Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary will:

1. promote the welfare of all donkeys through:
a. promoting good practice in terms of the care and handling of donkeys
b. engaging with donkey owners to improve levels of care and prevent abuse and maltreatment
c. assisting other groups and individuals through the sharing of expertise and experience

2. provide permanent refuge & care for abused, neglected & elderly donkeys in the Western Cape through:
a. being a centre of excellence in terms of donkey care
b. caring for donkeys with passion and commitment
c. developing and supporting a programme which allows for donkeys to be fostered at suitable homes
d. ensuring that all activities necessary for the running of the sanctuary are conducted in an impeccable manner

3. raise the status of donkeys so that they can be seen as worthy creatures with special qualities through:
a. educating the wider public through media and events
b. co-operating with other groups, individuals, sanctuaries and agencies who share similar goals

4. promote a culture of caring that extends from donkeys to all other animals as well as human beings through:
a. encouraging visits to the sanctuary
b. offering public education programmes
c. developing teaching resource materials for schools