Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue was incorporated as a 501-(c)(3), non-profit organization in 2007. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of donkeys and mules in need. By providing educational opportunities that increase awareness of the human/animal bond as well as the specific needs of long ears, SYA is able to improve the lives of donkeys and mules everywhere.
The rescue is located at the home of Ann and Jeff Firestone in Acworth, NH. The rescue has no "official" hours, but welcomes visitors BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! An appointment can be made by calling the rescue: 603-835-2971. Please respect Ann and Jeff's privacy by calling ahead for an appointment. Meanwhile, please check out our Adoption Page. Thank you.
We receive many emails from people asking us to save animals that are either personally owned, at a broker or auction house. We want to make sure everyone is aware of how our rescue works. Although we would LOVE to save every mule and donkey in need, the reality is we can't. We DO NOT buy animals from individuals. If anyone wants to buy an animal they consider in need and surrender it to the rescue, if it meets our criteria (no jacks) and we have room we will be happy to take it in and find it a new home. Purchaser must be responsible for transport to rescue as well. Surrender forms are available on our website or you can email us and we can email or snail mail you one.
Mark Your Calendars! August 29th, 9:30 AM SYA Donkey & Mule Show, on the beautiful Miliot Green in downtown Alstead, NH
Plenty of free parking. Great event for young and old. Bring your donkeys, mules, hinnies, (but not dogs, please). Lots of fun classes. Get your creative juices going for the costume class. Prepare for a fun obstacle class. How about coon jumping! How high can your long ear jump from a standstill? Do you drive your long ear? Bring a cart or long line them. Compete in an under saddle class! There will be a parade of SYA Rescues! If you have one of our rescues, please bring him/her/them and join in the fun! Every rescue in the parade will receive a ribbon!
Lots of good food from the grill will be available for sale. Check out our merchandise booth and update your T-shirt and sweat shirt collection!
Click here for the Class list PDF
Click here for advertising and sponsorship form: Sponsorship Form PDF
Calling All Long Ear Lovers!
Submit your photos of your favorite Long Ears for the 2016 Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue Calendar!
Greetings from your friends at SYA! We invite you to join us in putting the “fun” back into fundraising, with our 2016 Long Ear Calendar Photo Contest! The calendar will feature your photos of your donkeys, mules and hinnies. The calendar will be offered for sale on our website and at event booths. Our volunteer judges will select their 13 favorite photos from all submitted to be featured on the cover and for the 12 months. All other photos will appear in the calendar in a smaller format!
Please click here for more information about submitting your photos!
Take a Long Ear to Lunch - Sponsorship ProgramPlease consider our sponsorship program which enables you to sponsor a donkey or mule for as little as $10 a month. Your generosity can make a huge impact on the life of an animal. Your consistent donation every month will help feed and care for a donkey or mule in the rescue.
All of our animals are examined by a veterinarian upon intake, they are vaccinated, have blood drawn to ensure a negative coggins and are given any medical care they might need. All the animals have their hooves trimmed every seven weeks and are dewormed as needed. They are all fed according to their needs and are given supplements to make sure their vitamin and mineral needs are addressed. All of this costs money which is why we are offering not only the ten dollar a month level of sponsorship but $15, $20, $25 and $50. If you are so inclined to donate even more than $50 a month, we will be very, very grateful.
We greatly appreciate all of our wonderful donors who have helped us get to where we are today. We are proud to say that we have placed over 245 donkeys and mules in permanent, loving homes since our inception seven years ago. We could not have done it without your ongoing support!
We have lots of great stuff for sale and wonderful gift ideas.
Treat yourself and your friends while helping our long ears!