ADOPTIONS

Adopt a donkey

 

You can adopt any or all of the donkeys shown for only €24 per donkey per year.

Once we have received your payment you will receive a picture certificate together with regular updates about The Donkey Sanctuary (Cyprus).

If you have an email address, we can send your certificate in PDF. Shipping will be faster and enable us to save money on postage, stationery and ink and help the environment.

Also you will receive four e-Newsletters per year instead of the usual two paper copies.

An adoption makes a great gift too and if it is for a special day, let us know the date and we do our utmost to make sure you receive it in time to give to the person you have bought it for.

If you would like to have a photograph of your chosen donkey (or donkeys), please contact us. We have larger photographs, bookmarks and calendars available to purchase.

YEARLY ADOPTIONS: HELENA

The majority of the donkeys we take into care are very elderly and when we discovered her mum, Eftyhia, was pregnant we were very excited about the arrival of our first foal. When the carers arrived for work that morning, you can imagine their surprise to find a small, almost black bundle standing on slightly wobbly legs in the corner of the stable peeping out from behind her mum! She soon learned to trust us and lift her hooves up, wear a head collar and go for walks. Sadly, when she was almost six months old, we had to say goodbye to her mother who had health problems that could not be treated. It was heart-breaking for little Helena and for us too although another donkey, George, took her under his wing and made sure she felt safe. Helena now lives with a wonderful group of donkeys who often seem surprised by her energy and antics!
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YEARLY ADOPTIONS: KIKAS (Kee-kas)

Born in January 2015, when he was weaned from his mother, tiny little Kikas was unwanted and had nowhere to go. His owner owed the farrier some money for trimming his other donkey’s hooves and gave Kikas to the farrier as payment! Unfortunately, the farrier didn’t have time to look after little Kikas and was unable to find a good home for him and so Kikas came to us. Poor little chap was very bewildered when he arrived but has grown into a wonderful donkey who is always up to mischief!
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YEARLY ADOPTIONS: MOSES

Moses came to us as a 5 year old stallion in 2012. His owner’s loved him but found Moses difficult to handle. Wanting to ensure Moses had a caring, loving home for life, his owners asked us to take him. Not long after he was castrated and settled in, he became our sixth Adoption Donkey as although he's only small he has an enormous character!
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YEARLY ADOPTIONS: CHLOE

We collected Chloe in May 2007 from a small village in the Troodos Mountains after a villager had contacted us when they had heard that Chloe’s elderly owner was going to poison her. Chloe was only 3 years old at the time and the owner had found her too young and boisterous to handle and work. She had a very eventful journey to the sanctuary when we had a flat tyre on the trailer! Chloe was so calm about the whole ordeal easpecially as we had problems getting the wheel off. Chloe's best friend is Socrates who follows her everywhere although she does boss him around a lot!
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YEARLY ADOPTIONS: HERCULES

Hercules came to the sanctuary in 2002 as a 3 month old foal. His mother had died and he had been hand reared and rather spoilt. He didn’t understand that he was a donkey and the people caring for him were humans – he thought it was great fun to climb all over people and generally do what he liked! Hercules has a very mischevious nature and has worked out how to open doors even though we have special bolts on them. Fortunately he doesn't do it very often!
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YEARLY ADOPTIONS: BEAU

Beau arrived in 2005 aged 8 years old. He had been abandoned in a village near Limassol and was found eating beans belonging to a rather irate farmer!. Poor lad had awful sores under his eyes which we discovered were due to an allergy. Although Beau still has the allergy, we're able to keep the problem under control and sore free. Beau is an unusual colour for a donkey in Cyprus – more of a typical Eastern European donkey grey with the well recognised cross.
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