How to help

Adopt a Donkey

All available donkeys have now found homes, and we have a waiting list of people wishing to adopt. So you may wish to consider sponsoring one of our special donkeys in the meantime.

Donkeys that are not in perfect health or are in need of behaviour modification, remain in the care of the sanctuary. Other donkeys remaining here are sponsored donkeys and the very old or those requiring much specialised and/or continuous care. So although we currently have in excess of 60 in the herd, none are currently suitable for re-homing. Unlike horses, the happily live on bush blocks, enjoying a variety of vegetation for chomping on as well as the interest of climbing up and down hilly slopes. Being pack-animals, we ensure they will have company and must be kept with at least one other donkey.

Should you wish to apply to adopt a donkey, please email your request to and we will send you the information and application form. We take great care to match donkeys to the people. This information explains all you need to know about adoption. It also has an application form for prospective carers to complete and return. We do have guidelines regarding number of acres, shelter, water, suitable pasture and fencing etc. Once the form is returned and approved you will be placed on a waiting list and notified when donkeys suitable for your needs become available. The information you will receive explains all this in detail.

 Under our adoption T&C, the donkey(s) always remain owned by the Sanctuary, and will be visited from time to time to ensure their health and well-being is maintained. We will offer as much support as you need to help integrate these lovely animals into your life. Again all this is explained and everything you need to know is in the adoption information pack.



Sponsor a Donkey

If you are not able to offer a home for a donkey, then perhaps sponsoring a donkey is for you.

You have the option of a FULL SPONSORSHIP whereby you pay the full amount for one donkey for a year’s upkeep.

Alternatively you can opt for a SHARED SPONSORSHIP where several likeminded individuals share in the cost of a donkey. You are able to nominate what percentage of the total cost you wish to donate.

As a sponsor, you can take pride in reading about the ongoing wellbeing and antics of your donkey. You can also organise a visit to the Sanctuary to meet your donkey!

Become a Member

If you would like to be more involved with the Sanctuary, then consider becoming a member.
You may have specific skills that could be of benefit to us such as marketing, admin, PR, event management,
or animal welfare. By being a member, you may have a more active role in the Sanctuary.


Make a Donation

As the Sanctuary does not receive any government funding, we rely entirely on the generosity of the public.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Thank you for your donation, we can assure you it will be put to very good use.

If you can spare just $2.50 a week, then this will make such a difference to us.

We affectionately call this our ‘Coffee Club’ because its less than the cost of 1 Cappuccino a week.
From our brown eyed furry friends, a BIG THANK YOU.

Fundraise for Us

Perhaps you could organise a street garage sale? Or a cake stall at your local market day?
Please share any other ideas you may have with us, and we will see if we can help you.



There are so many ways you can help the sanctuary by just offering your time. This is our current wish list below. If you think there’s something else you can offer that’s not listed below, please enquire.

Computer and Internet
We currently seek a person who can help with IT. This is a constant battle for us, as our skills lie in animal welfare, not technology! If anyone can help us via phone support, with an occasional visit to Glen William, that would be fabulous.

Do you have skills to write press releases for us about the sanctuary, and the contacts to then help them find their way into the media?

Our needs change throughout the year, as projects get started and completed. If you have a trade, such as a plumber, electrician, carpenter, painter, then we’d love to hear from you. It would be so good to have a couple of names in our files who we could call when something needs doing. Or if you know someone who could help, please nudge them in our direction. Early next year we’ll be looking at a type of ‘barn raising’ where many hands will make light work. So please, let us know if you can help and what skills you are offering.

Farm labour
Can you help us from time to time with any of these other ad-hoc tasks?
– stacking bales of hay when a lorry load arrives
– mowing our lawns (we have a ride-on)
– repairing fences

All volunteering enquiries to As this is a voluntary position, sometimes it can take a few days to receive a reply.


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