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Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary

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Bethesda, Antigua
+1 268-461-4957
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This is a lovely shelter and was our second visit. They look after the donkeys wel despite... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
P C
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New Mills, United Kingdom
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We were blessed to visit during our recent visit to Antigua. As animal lovers, we were taken with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mrshod
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Derry, New Hampshire
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donkey sanctuary and small animal (dogs and cats) shelter operated by Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society, a non-profit corporation registered under The Companies Act.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cats and dogs” (9 reviews)
“animal lovers” (8 reviews)
“worth a visit” (7 reviews)
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Bethesda, Antigua
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+1 268-461-4957
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely shelter and was our second visit. They look after the donkeys wel despite considerable difficulties-they are having a severe drought again and survive with the help of St James resort and contributions from tourists. The donkeys are great, they allow you...More

Thank P C
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K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your visit and for your support. Hope we'll see you again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were blessed to visit during our recent visit to Antigua. As animal lovers, we were taken with all of the animals. Charlie, the donkey, begged to be brushed, and wouldn't leave my side. I spent a lot of time loving him. We chose to...More

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Elaine. We appreciate your support and your kind words.Carol-Faye loves the donkeys and enjoys telling their story to our visitors.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

me & my husband went twice to the donkey sanctuary in our 2 week holiday, thoroughly enjoyed it, stroking & brushing the donkeys, we took a bag of apples for the donkeys & some biscuits for the cats & dogs, would recommend it to anyone...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

As you travel on the back roads, be sure to visit the Donkey Sanctuary! These sweet creatures crave the attention and you can brush them for added contact. Look for Stevie, a little, blind donkey that truly enjoys the attention from visitors. Each donkey has...More

1  Thank Emelyn M
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

These donkeys would be harassed as nuisances by farmers, hit by cars or sentenced to a life of work hauling items or people with only a short tether to waiting at the end of the day if not for the kind people at this wonderful...More

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you so much for this wonderful review and for helping our visitors understand our needs. We are continuing into a severe drought now and our Met Office has just advised us that it is expected to last until at least the end of the...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Donkeys are kind and gentle animals, having the possibility of being with them, petting them and see how they interact in a free environment was nice. They looked like they were in the place where they wanted to be. Staff was helpful and passionate with...More

Thank steven h
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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review Steven. We really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

A little out of the way, but worth finding. The Manager made us very welcome and was very informative about the donkeys, as well as the cats & dogs there. We were able to spend as much time as we wanted in the donkey enclosure,...More

1  Thank Bermuda1Cheltenham
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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Glad you found us. Thanks for visiting and for your words of support.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We made this tour part of an outing we did around the island on a recent vacation. Spent an hour or so petting and brushing these docile creatures, and have since supported the organization financially. Felt good to help them, and this is a great...More

Thank Sheri W
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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thanks so much Sheri! We are glad you enjoyed the visit. We are strong believers in how important it is that children learn to be kind to other living creatures. It goes a long way to helping them become empathetic and compassionate adults.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

It’s such a lovely place and the care shown to the donkeys, cats and dogs is excellent The grounds have plenty of space for the donkeys to roam naturally and enjoy and restful and secure place to live. You can adopt a donkey and get...More

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are a small staff but we enjoy what we do; I'm glad it shows.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Every visit to Antigua, I make it a point to visit the donkey sanctuary and make an adoption (and visit my previously adopted donkeys). Their pictures are all on my fridge at home as if I'm some sort of proud parent. The animals are sweet,...More

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you so much Linsie. As you would have noticed, the donkeys enjoy having visitors! We appreciate your support but we are also grateful for the time you spend with them! See you next time!

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Liz A
15 July 2018|
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Response from K C | Property representative |
There is no admission fee.
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M3MD
4 April 2017|
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Response from MrLoo | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I am not a local but I got a decent map when I got my rental car - and it was also well signposted. The entrance of Sanctuary is very muddy - don't get stuck
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