We really enjoyed our visit to the sanctuary. We arrived by cab and Marina insisted that we borrow her truck for a drive through the sanctuary. As soon as the truck stopped you are surrounded by donkeys looking for apples which Marina kindly provided. They seem to enjoy being petted and they actually are very cute. My wife was sitting in the cab of the truck and some donkeys stuck their heads right inside to be fed. As we drove away it was funny to see 4 donkeys following the truck with their heads still hanging over the tailgate just bobbing along.
There is a sad side to this story. The sanctuary receives no funding whatsoever from the local government. Several local supermarkets do donate fruits and vegetables but that is all the help they get. They are totally supported by tourists. With a little support from the government of Bonaire this could be turned into a great attraction for all visiting the island. It would help save the lives of these defenseless creatures and also go a long way to show the governments concern for these animals.
Visit the Donkey Sanctuary while in Bonaire. It will take about 2 hours and will make your heart feel good to help the donkeys.
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