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Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

We visited with friends, on a wet day and we were the only visitors during our time at the Donkey... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TeganThomas
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
A lovely place but don’t trust Google Maps!

We’ve visited this lovely calm place 4 or 5 times now and found it delightful every time. Our... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
817peterp
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited with friends, on a wet day and we were the only visitors during our time at the Donkey Sanctuary. Donkeys were the beast of burden here as in so many places across the world, but they have now largely been replaced by the...More

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K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind and supportive words regarding our donkey sanctuary. We really appreciate it.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve visited this lovely calm place 4 or 5 times now and found it delightful every time. Our favourites, if it’s possible to have them, are Raven and July. We spent a good half hour brushing them and then chatted with the ladies that run...More

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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We stopped off here yesterday and enjoyed our visit very much. The donkeys were all very friendly and enjoyed letting us brush them. The work they’re doing there is great giving the donkeys a happy place to spend their days.

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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited the donkey sanctuary during our visit to Antigua last week. There are so many donkeys on site and they all seem to be so well cared for and loved. Staff are very kind and knowledgeable. We visited the cattery as well and got...More

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K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind words. It is sometimes hard work but we love what we do! And we love receiving visitors!

Reviewed September 22, 2018

We really enjoyed our stop at the sanctuary. The staff were very friendly and stopped what they were doing to give us a personal tour. The animals seem well kept, and there is also a dog/cat shelter there as well with some adorable animals! Definitely...More

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K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Thanks so much Marilyn for your kind words. Our staff - and the donkeys! - always enjoy it when visitors come to the Sanctuary. Glad you did too.

Reviewed September 8, 2018

First, we need to remember that donkeys have played an important role for the sugar industry. Today, it is not the same. They have been replaced by pick -up trucks. Consequently, you will see donkeys wondering on the roads with no where to go. Well,...More

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K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Thanks for visiting! We do recommend fully enclosed shoes for visitors and require them for staff and volunteers but as you know on vacation sandals or flip-flops are the most popular style. Most of our Sanctuary donkeys have come in because they were getting into...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018

You get some travelling through the island with taxi or bus. Riding in well maintained paved roads, going through rain forest, many fruit trees drop their fruits on the road, donkeys are nice to watch...

1  Thank dramenard
Reviewed August 26, 2018

My group of 4 adults and 2 kids had a lovely visit to the Donkey Sanctuary. It was off the beaten path but worth the visit. They also have a cat and dog room. My kids loved brushing the donkeys and interacting with the cats....More

1  Thank MyislandsTours
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely shelter and was our second visit. They look after the donkeys wel despite considerable difficulties-they are having a severe drought again and survive with the help of St James resort and contributions from tourists. The donkeys are great, they allow you...More

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K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thanks for your visit and for your support. Hope we'll see you again!

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

We were blessed to visit during our recent visit to Antigua. As animal lovers, we were taken with all of the animals. Charlie, the donkey, begged to be brushed, and wouldn't leave my side. I spent a lot of time loving him. We chose to...More

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

Thank you Elaine. We appreciate your support and your kind words.Carol-Faye loves the donkeys and enjoys telling their story to our visitors.

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Sharon299
November 14, 2018|
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Response from K C | Property representative |
No, sorry, we can't allow hand feeding - donkeys don't distinguish between fingers and carrots! Some folks bring carrots or apples but we cut them up for the donkeys and feed them later when they get their grass or hay. We... More
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Tom B
November 14, 2018|
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Response from K C | Property representative |
Hi, the choice would be between a taxi or contacting Pia Baptiste at tropad@candw.ag. They offer various tours some of which bring folks to the donkey sanctuary.
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Lou W
November 11, 2018|
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Response from K C | Property representative |
The easiest way is to take a taxi or you can contact Pia Baptiste at tropad@candw.ag. They offer various tours some of which include the donkey sanctuary.
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