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Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary

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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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Humane Society do a brilliant and much needed job on the island. The staff are so friendly, they tell you the story of each animal and show you around the very playful rescued cats and dogs. You are allowed to brush the donkeys who...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank January K
Reviewed 6 days ago

We finally returned after 8 years to visit the donkeys in person after continuing to follow the sanctuary online. It was so special to see these gentle animals! Carol and her team are VERY welcoming and made our visit special. They are so incredible with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank christyjill24
K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our Donkey Sanctuary Manager, Daren, takes good care of the donkeys and Carol-Faye takes good care of our visitors. They are a great team. As you have experienced, the donkeys love to have visitors, particularly if you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the donkey sanctuary! The donkeys were friendly and loved to be brushed. The staff was kind and informative. They also have cats and dogs there. We were allowed to take the dogs on a walk, which was a lovely experience. Admission is free....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jess25789
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove clear across the island to visit the donkeys. It was one of the best experiences we had in Antigua. The donkeys are so friendly, love to be groomed, and the staff was excellent. We ended up adopting a donkey named Raven. We trust...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Judy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many donkeys, so little time! Great cloudy day activity that the whole family enjoyed. we even decided to adopt sweet Chad.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 107Manteo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a taxi as part of a multi stop tour and visited the sanctuary. Carol-Faye showed us around and she was absolutely lovely, nothing was too much trouble with her. What a wonderful kind lady with a huge heart, a kindred spirit. The donkeys...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Jacks68l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This should be a must for all travelers and holiday makers. They do fantastic work on such a tight budget. Donkeys are very friendly. Please visit you won`t be disapointed

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank sarrob29
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We first came across local legend Stevie! Poor old guy is blind but sweet as the day is long.. he let me and my husband both brush him and them proceeded to show us around.. He led us over towards Miss July and I just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Kikicarrell
K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your visit and interacting with the donkeys. As you have seen, they really love the attention. Hope we will see you again some time.

Reviewed 13 December 2018

We popped in for a visit and it was fantastic. Thank you to the wonderful staff who walked us through! We got to groom some of the donkeys and heard their stories. Once the donkeys are taken in, they will never be sold or put...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Arianneemily
K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind words. We will continue to take good care of all of them, including of course Mary Ann.

Reviewed 5 December 2018

We visited with friends, on a wet day and we were the only visitors during our time at the Donkey Sanctuary. Donkeys were the beast of burden here as in so many places across the world, but they have now largely been replaced by the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TeganThomas
K C, Executive Director at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Thank you so much for your kind and supportive words regarding our donkey sanctuary. We really appreciate it.

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Sharon299
15 November 2018|
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Response from K C | Property representative |
No, sorry, we can't allow hand feeding - donkeys don't distinguish between fingers and carrots! Some folks bring carrots or apples but we cut them up for the donkeys and feed them later when they get their grass or hay. We... More
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Tom B
14 November 2018|
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Response from K C | Property representative |
Hi, the choice would be between a taxi or contacting Pia Baptiste at tropad@candw.ag. They offer various tours some of which bring folks to the donkey sanctuary.
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Lou W
11 November 2018|
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Response from K C | Property representative |
The easiest way is to take a taxi or you can contact Pia Baptiste at tropad@candw.ag. They offer various tours some of which include the donkey sanctuary.
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