Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society

Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society, Saint Paul Parish: Hours, Address, Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society Reviews: 4.5/5

Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society

Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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donkey sanctuary and small animal (dogs and cats) shelter operated by Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society, a non-profit corporation registered under The Companies Act. There is no admission fee. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm
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Brittany
Phoenix, AZ23 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
A visit to Antigua is not complete without time spent at the Donkey Sanctuary & Humane Society. We spent about an hour there, but you can spend as much/little time as you would like. The more love, the better.
Upon arrival, ring for entrance at the gate, but be careful as you drive in bc these donkeys are escape artists. Donkeys, goats, and a few cats roam free on the property. Cats, dogs, and other animals seeking homes and pets are housed in the purple building next to the gift shop.
The donkeys are super docile and not aggressive at all. They poo a lot, so watch your feet! Peep their nametags and match them with their info pages on the wall inside the gift shop. This makes it a more personal experience. You’ll be given brushes to pet the donkeys with. Go early before they feed, otherwise they won’t bother with you - I’m the same when I eat. :)
For a mere $30 US you can sponsor a donkey for an entire year’s worth of supplies! There are some sweet souvenirs and beverages sold too, but no other fee is charged. The visit is free!
Don’t be an ass, go visit these donkeys while you’re in Antigua.
Written August 30, 2020
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Thank you so much for such a kind and comprehensive review. We are pleased to be able to offer a safe and enjoyable experience during these difficult times. Glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written September 3, 2020
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Rachel R
Uniontown, OH12 contributions
Apr 2021
We visited the Antigua Donkey Sanctuary while on a private SUV tour through the Sandals Grande Antigua Island Routes desk. However, you can visit the sanctuary on your own or on other tours, too!

When our tour guide gave us the option of stopping at the Sanctuary before lunch, as animal lovers we knew we had to do it. We didn't stay too long, but after brushing and petting some of the donkeys in the public petting area, we were satisfied. We stopped back in the office to return the brushes, and we were able to purchase a few t-shirts for ourselves and our family back home in cute designs and colors. We also got to "adopt" a donkey, and the money from the adoption would be used for the care of all the animals.

If you visit, please donate or purchase to support the Sanctuary if you're able! Otherwise, your visit is free, but we're sure that especially with less visitors due to Covid's impact on tourism the Santuary can probably use more help than ever.
Written April 20, 2021
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Dr Deb
4 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We stopped by the Donkey Sanctuary which is free to visit. The woman overseeing the sanctuary is lovely and is so happy to share her knowledge. We were given brushes and a brief introduction for greeting the donkeys. The donkeys are docile and sweet and some even follow you letting you know they need more attention. This was a well worthwhile stop and we were inspired to sponsor a donkey for a year to help their cause.
Written May 6, 2021
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lubger
New York City, NY398 contributions
Dec 2020
We discovered this place by accident, but boy was it a lucky find. The place is well maintained and has a fairly large area for donkeys not to feel crowded out. You can interact with them from behind a barrier or literally walk among them. Please bring some veggies with you - they love carrots, apples and celery! If you don't, that's ok - you can buy the feed right there at the visitors center.

And please DONATE!
Written December 26, 2020
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Suie0515
Columbus, OH834 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Fun stop driving from Stingray City to English Harbour.

Admission is free but donations are accepted. You can also “adopt” various donkeys.

Once you enter, you are given a brush to brush the donkeys with. The donkeys that are available to interact with range from indifferent to us to being quite lovely. It was a fun 30 min or so experience.
Written May 19, 2022
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Maggie T
London, UK44 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
It's sad to think that over 150 donkeys need a sanctuary but thankfully these gorgeous animals have 35 acres of land to live out their days in free from abuse. The ladies who run the sanctuary do an amazing job, they welcome you, educate you and then invite you back anytime. You can make a donation or you can adopt a donkey or buy something from the shop to help with the running costs. They also operate a no kill shelter for cats and dogs and try to rehome them as soon as possible to prevent them being in the shelter too long. You can walk tr dogs and play with the cats. It's heartbreaking but it's one of the most rewarding things you can do at least once during your vacation. Give a little back to the island and the animals
Written January 21, 2020
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Msdoretha
Aruba86 contributions
Jan 2020
I was very impressed with their passion in helping animals. They truely are interested in helping, all animals. Their is a enclosure where one can interact with the donkeys they deem interested in people. They encourage you to brush each and everyone of them with provided brush.
What really impressed me though was their buildings that they made for cats and dogs looking for new homes. They were very clean and animals well cared for. They hold low cost spay and neuter program every other week.
Speaking to them you find out how much they had to overcome in the prior year with a drought and need for fund raising to purchase water and hay.
With a small donation you can sponcer an animal.
They also assured me that the dogs and cats in their care are readily adopted out and in true fashion someone there was walking a dog they were thinking of adopting.
Written February 17, 2020
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Elad
Boston, MA34 contributions
Feb 2020
The sanctuary was a nice little stop for the kids - you're given a brush upon arrival and then get to go into the pen with the donkeys.

After spending time with the donkeys, you can then go visit the cats; very friendly cats and there was an adorable little kitten in the backroom the kids were able to play with.

The sanctuary is a non-profit so recommend visiting and either buying something or leaving a donation
Written March 10, 2020
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Thanks so much for your visit and for encouraging others to support us. We really appreciate it!
Written March 11, 2020
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Big Val
2 contributions
Mar 2022
Thank you, Sanctuary Staff, for your gentle care of these sweet animals. They were very placid and I thought it was a great idea to hand us a brush and to let us go around and brush each one. We were touched when a couple of them started to follow us around, wanting more brushing, more love. Well done, Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary!
Written April 14, 2022
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Nicole S
Stamford, CT1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Family
My family loved it here! Even my husband couldn’t resist brushing the donkeys. The pictures of our “adopted” donkeys are hanging up in the family room - the teenagers and our 9 year old both loved the adoption idea.

We all enjoyed learning more about the island and the animals that live there. The people were also soooo nice. If you’re looking to get away from your resort for a few hours and meet some really nice local people that are devoted to helping animals, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon!
Written February 10, 2020
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