Why doesn’t Redwings re-home its donkeys?
Donkeys are very special animals with particular needs. They are also very popular and we know that quite a few people would love to welcome one or two of our long eared residents into their own home! We have thought long and hard about the issue of including donkeys on Redwings successful Guardianship scheme, but made the decision to keep our donkeys in the care of the Sanctuary. Many of our donkeys are in their twenties and thirties and have been at Redwings for some time, they live in close knit, well established groups and we would not like to separate them from their community and their routine. We also know that our donkeys’ popularity extends to Redwings visitor centres and we like to ensure that all our supporters and visitors have the chance to get up close and personal with some of these lovely animals by simply paying us a visit! If you would like to know more about donkeys and the care they need, please read our Donkey Ownership leaflet which you can download.