Save Your Ass LongEar Rescue
New England's only 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Donkey and Mule Rescue
23 Saw Mill Road, South Acworth, NH, 03607 (603) 835-2971

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.

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.

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.

Thank you!

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Sponsorship and Advertising

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.

Thank you very much for your support. Please come to the show and have FUN!!! We also welcome you to take out an ad for well wishes, in Memoriam, or support!

- 150.00 Back cover or corporate sponsorship
- 125.00 Inside cover
- 100.00 Full page
- 55.00 Half page
- 35.00 Quarter page
- 25.00 Business card ad
- 25.00 Class sponsorship - please specify class you would like to sponsor.

Please contact Joan Gemme at or 413-559-8414 with questions. You may also sign up and pay using PayPal.

2018 Show Class List

In Hand Classes - Conformation & Showmanship
1. Mammoth donkey, Standard donkey, Miniature donkey
2. Miniature Mule/hinny, Standard Mule, Hinny Draft Mule, Hinny
3. Youth Showmanship

Under Saddle - Pleasure and Equitation
4. Walk trot - 18 and under
5. Walk trot - Adult
6. Lead Line


7. Costume Class
8. Coon Jumping - Minis and Standards
9. Coon Jumping - Mammoths
10. Trail/obstacle Class

Driving Class - Pleasure and Reinsmanship
11. Youth (under 18)
12. Adult

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Please check out our
Merchandise page.
We have lots of great stuff for sale and wonderful gift ideas. Treat yourself and your friends while helping our long ears!

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" I ordered Lucky the Donkey puppet (pictured above) for my grandson for Christmas. It was delivered in just a couple days, and is waaaaay cuter than the photo suggests. Get one for yourself!"
Susan Marko

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Take a Long Ear to Lunch - Sponsorship Program

Save Your Ass Longear Rescue 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!

Sponsorship Options - Choose your option then click on the Sponsor button!


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