New England's only 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Donkey and Mule Rescue
Save Your Ass Longear 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.

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!

Davina, Eddie, and Bandit in their new home!

They are wonderful. It took them a few minutes to warm up to us, but we were simply patient and curiosity eventually took over. After a little bit of interaction, they were incredibly attached, following us around and getting as close as they could when we stopped to scratch them or talk with them. They are so gentle, it is really amazing. Below is a photo of Elizabeth with all three.

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It's Hay Time!
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It's that time of year again when the hay barns need to be filled. We have filled one upper level but still need to get that much hay again. To do that we need to raise 3,000.00. The weather has been miserable for haying, and consequently we are looking at paying 6.00 a bale.

Any size donation toward our hay fund will be greatly appreciated by myself and all of the donkeys and mules whose bellies it will fill. Thank you in advance for your support.

To donate, please contact Ann at or use our donate button:

Thank you so much!!!

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Take a Long Ear to Lunch - Sponsorship Program

Please consider our new 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.

Sponsorship Options

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 135 donkeys and mules in permanent, loving homes since our inception. We could not have done it without your ongoing support!

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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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Ann tells the cop "Kiss My Ass"

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