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Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary

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Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary

215 Reviews
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Dave C wrote a review Oct 7
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom24 contributions37 helpful votes
One has to remember this is an organisation supported by subscriptions and is NOT Disneyworld. An adorable collection of Donkeys that have been rescued from wandering wild around the Island and a VERY enthusiastic group of volunteers who will tell you all about what is going on and some heart-rending stories about some of the Donkeys that have been rescued. We always visit when we have a holiday in Antigua.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks so much Dave - for visiting! and for encouraging others to do so. As you will have experienced, the donkeys love to have visitors, especially when the visitors brush them (we happily supply the brushes).
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Brittany wrote a review Aug 2020
Phoenix, Arizona23 contributions10 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary
Responded Sep 3, 2020
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!
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Elad wrote a review Mar 2020
Boston, Massachusetts34 contributions42 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Thanks so much for your visit and for encouraging others to support us. We really appreciate it!
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Jeffrey F wrote a review Mar 2020
Clyde, Ohio114 contributions56 helpful votes
We took a Island tour and the Donkey sanctuary was on our stop list ,we brushed the donkeys and learned all about there lives. It is also a dog and cat Sanctuary also !!! Nice stop !!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary
Responded Mar 7, 2020
Glad you stopped by. Our donkeys will have been glad too because they love getting brushed. Hope you enjoy the rest of your visit to our island.
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Kiglar wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Drove all the way from Dickenson Bay just to visit, and was glad we did..the donkeys are adorable and you get to brush them! Staff was very friendly and shared many of the individual stories of the donkeys there. We sponsored a donkey named Waive and bought some of their wonderful merchandise. Keep up the good work...you are amazing for doing what you do!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary
Responded Mar 6, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind review. We love what we do and we are happy when visitors understand and appreciate our efforts. Safe journey home; hope you come back again sometime.
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