"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 email@example.com 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, tetanus, and have a current coggins if applicable.
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.
Visit our Adoption Information page for more information on how to adopt a long ear from SYALER.
As a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization the money needed for the care and upkeep of the animals in the rescue comes from donations, sales of merchandise, as well as adoption fees. In spite of that fact we are lowering our adoption fees for now to try to help make adopting a donkey or mule a bit more affordable.
The poor economy has affected us all. We only have eight animals at a time in the rescue. This ensures every animal getting the individual care and attention it deserves. Every time an animal goes to itís new home, that makes room for another to come in. Hopefully the move to lower our adoption fees a bit will help more people be able to welcome a long ear into their lives.
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:
Minis 600. Pairs: $900.00 Mini Singles: $750.00
Lark and Sparrow
Lark and Sparrow are a bonded pair of gray jennets. Lark is approximately 11 years old and Sparrow is about 8 years old. They came to us from a sale barn and were very fearful and not handled easily. We have been working with them using only positive reinforcement and they have come a long way.
Lark is still a bit fearful, but once she gets to spend a few minutes with a person and perform some of the behaviors she knows, she warms right up. They still need a bit of work on having their feet handled but have come such a long way that we feel they are ready to go to a new home that will provide on going training using positive reinforcement methods.
They are beautiful to look at and with someone who has the time to put in to working with them we are sure they will be "in your pocket' before long.
Both are utd on rabies, tetanus, and have a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: 750.00/pair
Luke is an approximately 15 year old, standard donkey gelding. He has Cushing's disease and is on Prascend to keep it under control. He is doing well. He will need to take the medication for his lifetime. The cost of the medication is currently $1.00 a day. He will need to have his blood checked again soon to determine if he will stay at the current dosage or need to have it lowered or raised. Once he is regulated, it should stay the same.
He came in quite a bit overweight but has slimmed down a little since being here. He is on a restricted diet, of just hay and a vitamin/mineral supplement. No sugar or sweet treats for Luke.
Luke is a love bug, a bit shy for a minute or two upon greeting but warms right up to his human friends. He will need to go to a home with a donkey in residence or with a friend from the rescue.
Luke is utd on rabies and tetanus and has a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: $500.00
Sal is a beautiful, friendly, in your pocket, stocky donkey gelding. He is gray with no light points. He is approximately 5 years old. Sal gets along well with donkeys and mules.
He will be seen by our farrier soon and by our veterinarian this week. He will get his rabies and tetanus vaccinations, and have blood drawn for coggins, as well as having his teeth checked. Once he gets the "all clear" from our vet he will be available for adoption.
Sal will need to go to a home with another donkey, preferably a gelding or with a buddy from the rescue.
Adoption fee: 500.