Saturday, March 10, 2012

Andrew is on the look-out for friends and family members

We would like to introduce Andrew to you, one of the donkeys living at the Aruban Donkey Sanctuary. Andrew is the 1-year old son of mother Sasha. A name giving contest was held and Andrew was chosen; actually his full name is Andrew Pikabu, but that name is too long. Andrew really listens to that name. He is a nice and quiet donkey; the only bad habit he has is that he keeps on biting the fence. He takes a good bite into the wood and inhales deeply. It is a strange habit, which sometimes occurs when horses or donkeys are bored. But Andrew is not bored at all; he is interacting with the other donkeys and has a whale of a time. So now and then we just replace the wood of the fence and that is that.

This beautiful donkey has been provided with a chip, just like all the other donkeys. On the chip is information about the donkey and its medical history. The donkeys at the sanctuary have a lot of friends with whom they can play all day long. And they love living there: they are well-cared for, they are fed and watered and when they are sick the vet is called. Yes, they are expensive customers for the sanctuary.

The volunteers are trying to cover the various costs with all kinds of activities and the sale of great donkey memorabilia in the shop. Fortunately, there are also visitors who wish to adopt a donkey, who buy something at the donkey shop or who make a donation. Thus they help support us. Everyone is welcome to visit the sanctuary, which has opening hours from 9 am until 4 pm and in the weekend from 10 am until 3. Entry is free of charge and one can enjoy a soft drink, a cup of coffee or a refreshing ice cream.

The volunteers of the sanctuary are hoping that somebody will adopt this friendly, lovely donkey. Of course the donkey will keep on living at the sanctuary; you only need to pay AWG. 30,-- per month for the donkey’s keep. With this amount you help support the sanctuary as well as your own donkey. And you will receive a beautiful certificate and a super T-shirt and your name and photo will be posted on our website. So please call the sanctuary at 593-2933; you can also register via the website www.arubandonkey.org or donate money on bank account number 40.03.025 at the Aruba Bank! Just do it!