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.
Hee-Haw! The 2017 Save Your Ass Long Ear Calendars are hot off the press!
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Donkey and Mule Fun Show and Fall Festival!
On Oct 8th, 2016, Save your Ass Long Ear Rescue will be holding it's eighth annual Benefit Donkey and Mule Fun Show and Fall Festival on Milot Green in Alstead, NH. Our shows have been quite successful and well received by our local community. This was due in part to the generosity and support of regional businesses as well as personal sponsorships. Please consider supporting our show this year.
Our show focuses on fun and learning. We encourage donkey and mule owners to get out and about with their animals and show the public what versatile, interesting, and intelligent animals they are. It also serves to increase awareness of Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue and the work we do toward enriching the lives of both donkeys and mules in need and the folks who adopt them. Your sponsorship and/or advertisement allows us to continue our efforts.
Please click here to view and download the advertising/sponsorship and class list form in PDF.
Thank you very much for your support. Please come to the show and have FUN!!!
Great news for all donkey enthusiasts-- East Coast Donkey Symposium in New York this fall!!!
The 4th International Donkey Symposium is being held this year on the east coast at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, from September 30-October 2, 2016. This event will feature speakers from across the globe and it is open to donkey owners as well as veterinarians and anyone who might be interested in learning more about donkeys. We will have hands-on demonstrations and lectures about donkey nutrition, foot care, behavior, recreational uses, dentistry, welfare concerns, and issues facing the working donkey in other parts of the world as well as much more. Presenters and other experts will be available to answer your own donkey related questions.
This is THE event at which to learn, network, and immerse yourself in all things donkey related! Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue incorporates information from the past three conferences held at UC Davis every day in the training, feeding and care of the animals at the sanctuary.
This year there will also be a special donkey owner lunch event on Saturday for networking and discussion of your donkey related interests. For more information, a list of presentations, and to register, please go to: http://donkeywelfaresymposium.com We hope to see you there!!!
Take a Long Ear to Lunch - Sponsorship Program
Please 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 or more. 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 281 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!