The hard workers of the equine world are too often taken for granted, treated inhumanely, and considered disposable as they age. Since 1992, the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, a short drive west of TORONTO, has been a refuge for donkeys, mules and hinnies (offspring of a horse stallion and a jenny donkey) who’ve been abandoned, abused or put up for adoption. Sixty-one of them live in peace at the Sanctuary, and another 40 are in care at foster farms.
To learn more about the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, hours of operation, education programs and tours, check their website – http://www.thedonkeysanctuary.ca
The Sanctuary is open from May through October, every Wednesday and Sunday, from 10am – 4pm. There’s a small admission charge. All funds are used for animal care.
HOW TO GET THERE – From TORONTO take Highway 401 westbound, exit #295, Highway 6 North. Go to the second road, Puslinch Concession 4, turn left and proceed to #6981.
<PHOTO OF BUFFY – Diane Rowe>