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Make sure you see the feature segment about the Donkey Sanctuary about 3:00 into the video
Friday, April 5, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Some two years ago the volunteers of the Donkey Sanctuary received a phone call: an accident had happened and donkeys were involved. At the site it appeared that one donkey had died and one wounded donkey had disappeared: he probably had a broken front leg. During two years the volunteers have moved heaven and earth to catch this specific donkey in the San Nicolas vicinity. Many inhabitants have made calls, helping the sanctuary to catch him. Two hundred calls about two donkeys, one of which had a broken leg. But even though he was handicapped, he escaped. Until the moment that the Kellner family in San Nicolas could lure him and his friend into their garden; they closed the gate and voilà.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Although the weather was cooperating with the Donkey Walk-a-thon, there was noticeable competition of other activities on the island, causing the 2013 edition of the walk to be less busy than before. On the same evening as the walk on January 19 there was a 10-mile cross event starting at the Marine base and quite a lot of regulars were absent because of the Calypso Contest.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
PALM BEACH, ARUBA (October 15th, 2012)– Riding your bicycle in Aruba, just got a whole lot easier and fun too, check out the brand new bike lane, all around high-rise area, it’s time to give it a test drive, it’s been poven in other countries the health benefits of regular cycling significantly outweigh the risks due to traffic danger.
Story & Photo Courtesy of Aruba Daily
Saturday, October 20, 2012
When we investigated, it appeared that these two donkeys were unknown to us, but they were easy to catch and they happily walked with us to the Sanctuary, Thistle in the front with a halter on, and his friend Expresso sauntering behind us. Meanwhile Thistle has been moved to Sta. Lucia, because he escaped at Bringamosa. It was the same old story: a hole in the cactus fence and a missing donkey. Finally we found Thistle in the company of another donkey in San Nicolas. Fortunately Thistle is a friendly, easy-going donkey, so the could be caught without much fuss. And so he is back in the fold, loving every minute.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Oranjestad – Recently Aruba Donkey Sanctuary received from Garage Centraal
Aruba a brand new pickup truck for use in their daily tasks.
With this car, an Isuzu pickup, the Sanctuary has another tool to help them manage their property, including the transport of produce, to their facilities.
The bad condition of the dirt road leading to the Sanctuary, makes this pickup truck an ideal vehicle for their use.
The dependable mechanism and durability of the Isuzu truck has been proven time again on our island by the many Isuzu owners; which made this a simple decision to make by our management.
For Garage Centraal Aruba, it has been a pleasure and privilege to cooperate with the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary, which was in dire need of a vehicle like the Isuzu pickup, so that they can continue with the preservation of the animals at the Sanctuary.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
For fifteen years now, Aruban donkeys have been sheltered at the local Donkey Sanctuary, which is run by volunteers. A group of about fifty volunteers of different nationalities is taking care of the donkeys and of the Sanctuary as well. Besides that, many of the volunteers participate in activities to raise funds. The volunteers form a nice group that enjoys working together for the well-being of the Aruban donkeys.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Saturday, September 1, 2012
We would like to introduce Kodak to you, one of the donkeys that find a home at the Aruban Donkey Sanctuary. It all started with a phone call that a severely injured donkey was roaming the area surrounding the Natural Bridge. Once there, it appeared that the donkey was badly wounded in his hind leg; it proved to be the much-feared screw worm, a disease where a fly lays eggs in a small wound. The worms then eat their way through the healthy flesh surrounding the wound, hereby causing it to grow larger and larger. Kodak was one of the first animals that was suffering from screw worm: something which is nothing to cheer about. It is also a very painful disease, so Kodak stood on just three legs during his first month at the Sanctuary.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
We would like to introduce Buri to you, one of the donkeys that find a home at the Aruban Donkey Sanctuary. He owes his name to the fact that he was found in Sjabururi. That in itself is quite a story. At first catching him was a breeze: together with someone from the fire brigade we lured him into a garden, but then the main artery in an old wound in his behind burst and it became a bloody situation. Once in the trailer the vet was called and he came in to stitch the wound and remove a rusty can from one of his hind legs. When Buri was healed he jumped the gate and disappeared in the cunucu. What we did not know at the time was that the vet had provided Buri with a chip. Years later a gorgeous, castrated white donkey was standing in front of our gate. Because we had no idea who it was, we looked for a chip. We could not find one, so we baptized him Mystery Man and chipped him. Two years later we discovered that Mystery Man already had a chip from the vet as well. And yes: Buri and Mystery Man proved to be one and the same. We had not recognized him as he had a reddish fur at the time; now he was very light in color.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Strea only takes 8 people and this snorkel tour is an excellent value for the money for an intimate tour experience. Even if you do not snorkel, I would recommend this excursion for anyone looking for a leisurely boat ride along the mangroves of Aruba’s western coastline with turquoise waters all around.