Let the donkeys be heard, they are our heritage. We owe it to the donkeys to help preserve their health and well being.
Voice of a Donkey
“Helping people to help donkey’s to help people”
We are committed to improving the welfare of donkeys in rural Zimbabwe.
We select champions in different areas to educate them how to look after donkeys through our balanced primary veterinary care:
- balanced care for hooves, supplying the necessary tools to provide this service.
- Primary school education aimed at encouraging empathy for all animals.
- Treat wounds, advise on nutrition, float and balance donkeys teeth enabling them to
absorb the optimum nutrition from what they eat.
- Give out reflective neck bands, enabling motorists a better visual of donkeys at night.
- Supply mineral lick blocks to pregnant and lactating mares, enabling the foal to get
sufficient minerals for bone and growth development.
Kate White-spunner was a donkey welfare advisor with the Irish Donkey Sanctuary for 15 years, before deciding to come home to Zimbabwe and help the donkeys. She loves teaching and helping people to understand the importance of caring for their donkey.
Will Venter is a farrier, equine dentist and riding instructor, prefers working on donkeys than horses, the donkey is so forgiving and trusting. You don’t make the money but the reward of just seeing the appreciation in the donkey’s eye.
Working together we make a strong team, we seek more people to bring awareness to help the donkeys throughout the world.
How You Can Help
Every little bit helps. If you would like to support the work we do, please contact us.
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If you are interested in volunteering in Zimbabwe, please contact us for more info.
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What People Say
I am constantly amazed that you can work with a donkey that has known nothing but beating, pain and abuse for years and yet gain it’s trust in minutes, they have an amazing capacity to recognise when someone is actually on their side, even when they have never met such a being before!Chris Garrett
The trust these unfortunate donkeys have in you, Will and Katie, is so obvious.Jackie Murry
Oh my God! Poor donkey! You guys are awesome. Would have surely died without your helpLynda Barron
- A Zimbabwean donkey named Lucky part 10 – Back leg is healingIt was a long and difficult path to our village and my friend and I stopped every few minutes to rest. Her eyes, which were usually so bright and happy, were dulled by pain, and blood from the gnash on her nose caked her neck and chest. I couldn’t feel my hoof at all, butContinue reading “A Zimbabwean donkey named Lucky part 10 – Back leg is healing”
- A Zimbabwean donkey named Lucky part 9 – Caught in a snareThis part of my story begins at the riverbank, where I was grazing on dry stalks with some of my donkey friends. My owner was snoozing beneath a tree, leaving us to our own devices. There was so little grass we could barely find a mouthful. Frustrated and hungry, we moved along the bank seekingContinue reading “A Zimbabwean donkey named Lucky part 9 – Caught in a snare”
- A Zimbabwean donkey named Lucky part 8 – In search of foodAs the day progressed the villagers realized there was little they could doto make things the way they were before the big wind. Sheets of roofing lay scattered. Uprooted trees covered paths, and bushes which once held food were stripped bare. I looked at the sand outside my pen, which stretched into the distance, andContinue reading “A Zimbabwean donkey named Lucky part 8 – In search of food”
Become a Volunteer
With the aim of helping as many donkeys as possible, we always seek enthusiastic volunteers. Please contact us for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org