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 or more.
Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue is a 501(c)(3) corporation - all contributions/donations be they monetary or other, are tax deductible!
Save Your Ass is a non-profit, public charity that depends on your donations to help the donkeys and mules. We are unpaid volunteers and all contributions go directly to care for the animals. Funds are desperately needed. Please send a tax deductable contribution to the following address:
Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue
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We buy most of our supplies at Community Feed in Westminster Station, VT. As a rule the donkeys and mules need very little in the way of grain, but we do use Nutrena's large biet hay stretcher pellets as training treats, and Poulin Grain's E-TEC Balancer as a daily supplement. The other products we use occasionally are: Poulin's E-TEC Carb Safe and E-TEC Sr. Low Carb.
There are many ways that you can held support the animals at the rescue and the work that SYA does.
Adopt: Being able to provide a loving home for a donkey and/or mule in the rescue will create space for another long ear the needs SYA's help. Visit the Adoption Info page to find out more about adopting from us and check out the For Adoption page to see which animals are currently available.
Buy a Bale: Just $6 buys a bale of hay.
GoodSearch: Use http://www.goodsearch.com to do all of your internet searching. Every time you do a search on GoodSearch a donation is made to SYA. Set GoodSearch as your home page so you are reminded to use it every time you log on to the internet!
iGive: When you use iGive, Save Your Ass gets money for free! Click here to use: https://www.igive.com/welcome/lp16/cr64a.cfm
Support Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue by shopping at AmazonSmile!
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue. Support us every time you shop. Simply log into smile.amazon.com when you are shopping at Amazon, and chose "Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue" from the list of non-profits. Amazon will take care of the rest!
Run in sheds
Hay, Ultra Boss louse repellant gel
Mane & Tail shampoo and conditioner
California Trace Mineral Supplement (available online)
Betadine Surgical scrub and/or Chlorohexadine
Community feed shavings
Elevate Vitamin E
Blue Seal Hay Extender big bites
Hay chix Hay nets
Purina Equine Senior Complete feed
If you would like to donate any of the above items, please contact us by emailing Ann Firestone or call us at 603-835-2971
Donations - Monetary donations are always needed. All animals are seen by the farrier every 6-8 weeks. When an animal first arrives at the rescue they are examined by a veterinarian and vaccinated against rabies and tetanus and wormed as needed. All animals traveling out of state need a negative coggins test.
These routine expenses quickly add up and don't take into consideration medical emergencies that might arise.
SYA is always looking for volunteers. We need help with chores from cleaning stalls to stuffing envelopes. There are always donkeys needing to be groomed, or you could become an advocate for the donkeys and mules by talking to schools and other groups, or helping out at trade shows.
Libby, a horse person, is discovering the delights of donkeys and mules with Ann and the SYA herd - all great teachers!
A retired biologist, Libby has been exploring various healing arts and now uses flower essences and essential oils - with a bit of Reiki in the mix - to improve the health and well-being of horses, donkeys, mules, other animals and the places where they live.
The SYA animals are always curious and eager to sample their special flower essences or essential oils.
Jill Robert and Quinn
Tori, Lily and Ollie helping out at the equine affaire.
Annie K. with mammoth donkey, MamaSan
Annie K. drawing mammoth donkey MamaSan.