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Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary

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Bethesda, Antigua
+1 268-461-4957
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Something inspiring to experience firsthand

These donkeys would be harassed as nuisances by farmers, hit by cars or sentenced to a life of work... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dcresident2015
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Lovely place to relax with beautiful animals

Donkeys are kind and gentle animals, having the possibility of being with them, petting them and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
steven h
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Barcelona, Spain
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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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“animal lovers” (10 reviews)
“dogs and cats” (8 reviews)
“worth a visit” (8 reviews)
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Bethesda, Antigua
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+1 268-461-4957
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 5 May 2018

I looked this up before our first holiday to Antigua. It didn’t disappoint! The staff are friendly and welcoming. You are given brushes to get hands on with the donkeys. You go in the enclosure where they are roaming free, and they choose to come...More

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

Thank you so much Lottie. We are glad you visited and glad you enjoyed the experience. As you would have seen, the donkeys enjoyed it too! Jonas is a real trooper. He has been very good about not troubling his cast - sometimes animals try...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

So worth a visit or two. The donkeys are beautiful and so well looked after. The staff do an amazing job. Peaceful place providing life long security for these beautiful animals. We adopted a donkey ! So difficult to pick one ! We arrived with...More

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks so much for your visit and kind words. Hope you will come back sometime and spend more time with our beautiful critters.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I went to visit with my girlfriend and the lady we met was fantastic, they are making a huge difference and deserve all the support. really touching to see is defiantly worth the short drive!

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks so much for your support and encouragement.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our visit at the donkey sanctuary!! This is such a sweet place that takes in stray donkeys and rehabs injures ones. We loved petting them, and even adopted a few! Friendly employees too. Great family experience if wanting a break from...More

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks so much for your kind review. Hope we will see you again some time!

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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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