"You can't change the world by rescuing one Long Ear, but for that one Long Ear, its world is changed forever."
To adopt an animal from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue you will need to download, fill out, and submit an Adoption Application in doc format, or
Adoption Application in PDF format. to Ann Firestone either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or U.S. Mail at:
Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received. Adoptions will not be considered without an adoption application. We check refereneces and will let you know when your application has been processed and can discuss matching you with the right donkey(s) and/or mule(s).
While Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue enjoys working with other rescues whenever we can, we remain an independent 501(c)(3) non profit donkey and mule rescue. We have no affiliation with any other rescue organizations.
Listed here are donkey's and mules who are currently available for adoption. Adoption fees may vary, based on any individuals level of training, ie under saddle, driving, etc.
All animals will be up to date on rabies, EWT, WNV, Flu, and Rhino, and will have a negative coggins and will have a veterinary health certificate if going out of New Hampshire.
Once your application has been approved we will happily keep your animal(s) here for two weeks at no charge. We understand that it can take time to get your property properly set up for your new additions. After two weeks, we charge a boarding fee of $75.00 a week per animal. If you are interested in adopting an animal after meeting said animal, we will give you a two week grace period to confirm your decision. If you decide to adopt you will be required to sign an adoption contract at this time.
Visit our Adoption Information page for more information on how to adopt a long ear from SYALER.
Thank you to Jennifer Schmuck for the following:
As donkey lovers we are not only concerned about the physical well-being, but also the mental well-being of our long ears. For a donkey's well-being it is essential that a buddy for grooming, hanging out together, and in the case of geldings playing and wrestling together is provided. In almost all cases this should be another donkey. There are exceptions, as in cases in which a donkey, given the choice, prefers horses or mules for company. But in general a donkey deserves donkey company. Social life and language of the donkey, equus asinus, differs from that of horses and mules.
A hinny can be a good companion for a donkey, and there are donkeys that prefer horses or mules to another donkey. As long as the donkey is given a choice and bonds with a horse or mule even though donkeys are present. That cannot be stressed enough. So, keeping the well-being of your donkey in mind, a companion that fills the needs of your donkey must be provided. Grooming and hanging out with each other peacefully is an innate need of donkeys. As is playing for donkey geldings. Because of this, SYA will only adopt out donkey pairs, or single donkeys to a home with a resident donkey.
We do our best to keep this page current but please be understanding if you call about a long ear listed on this page and find that he or she has already been adopted! We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes but please, if you are interested in having a long ear in your family, and you find that the one on this page has been adopted already, talk to us about your interest and we will do our best to help you find your new best friend.
Ann Firestone - Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue,
23 Saw Mill Road,
South Acworth, NH,
03607 (603) 835-2971
Adoption fees are:
Mini Singles: $750.00
Mules and Mammoth Donkeys: Adoption fees will vary.
Walton and Hobie
While officially a donkey and mule rescue there was no way we could turn our back on this pair, even though one of them is a "short ear". A very kind gentleman saw these two in terrible conditions in the back paddock of a farm where he had gone to purchase some horses for himself. He could not leave them behind either. Thankfully he paid to get them out of there and called SYA.
We took them in November 7, 2019. We named the horse Walton and the donkey Hobie. Walton weighed 885 pounds on intake. Hobie too was seriously underweight. Walton was in worse physical condition with open, bleeding wounds, horrid rain rot, lice and hooves that had not been trimmed in quite some time. Hobie was underweight and has scars on his knees and fetlocks from who knows what type of treatment in his past. We did learn that he had been up to very recently, used for donkey basketball events, a horrid excuse for entertainment at the donkey's expense.
We have been working very closely with our veterinarian to create the best rehabilitation route. A special dietary plan has been formulated for them and they are doing very well. So well, that we feel they are ready to be adopted by someone who is willing to take on two "pasture puffs" who will be asked to do no more than accept love and good care. Walton is in his mid to late twenties and Hobie is in his mid-thirties. In spite of the horrid treatment they have received from humans in the past, these two could not be more loving, sweet creatures. They hold no grudges.
We have been holding off on vaccinating them until they were in good shape. This will be done in the very near future. They have had dental exams and were found to have horrible teeth. Dental work was performed and they are in good stead.
Adoption fee: $900 for the pair
Vincenzo A.K A. Vinny is a stunning 14 hh mule gelding. He is 8 years young and has more than enough personality to go around. He loves to play but also loves to cuddle, be brushed and doted upon.
He can be a little ear shy due to some rough handling in his past, but we are working on that together. He is settled in here at SYA and gets along great with all of the other equines on the property; horses, mules, and donkeys.
He has not been trained to go under saddle or be driven but doing so would be a lot of fun for him and his new person.
He is up to date on his vaccinations, has a negative coggins. He will need a health certificate before going to his new home.
Adoption fee: $900
Curley is a four-year-old standard jenny. She would love a home where she would feel like she has a job. She loves going for walks and would be happy to carry your day pack.
She is wary around new people at first but warms up to them very quickly. She would be fine to go to a new home with her daughter Quinn but she gets along with all so that is not a requirement.
She is utd on vaccinations and has a negative coggins. She will need a health certificate before going to her new home. She is fine for the vet but is still in training to feel comfortable and safe having her feet handled.
Adoption fee: $500
Quinn is a two-year-old standard jenny. She is as sweet as the day is long. She loves to be groomed, to be loved on and to spend time with people. She has come a very long way since her arrival in April when she was bailed from the kill pen.
She came in with her mom Curley. They enjoy each other's company but are not bonded so could go to separate homes.
She is utd on vaccinations and has a negative coggins. She has had a dental exam and float. Her teeth are in good shape.
She will need a health certificate before she goes to her new home. She is still tentative about having her feet handled, but is making great progress.
Adoption fee: 500.
Pippa is an eleven year old spotted, miniature donkey. She has been in one home since she was six months old and had never been with other donkeys before coming here. She is very independent still and has not really made a best buddy yet.
As you can see she is a 'tad' overweight. She is on a diet plan to help her slowly reach a more healthy body condition.
She is not a fan of the vet or farrier yet, but we are working with her feet and other husbandry behaviors. You can see some training videos on SYA's FaceBook page.
Pippa has a negative coggins, is utd on tetanus and rabies, but will need a current health certificate before going to her new home.
Adoption fee: $600.