"You can't change the world by rescuing one Long Ear, but for that one Long Ear, its world is changed forever."
To adopt an animal from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue you will need to download, fill out, and submit an Adoption Application in doc format, or
Adoption Application in PDF format. to Ann Firestone either by email at email@example.com or U.S. Mail at:
Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received. Adoptions will not be considered without an adoption application. We check refereneces and will let you know when your application has been processed and can discuss matching you with the right donkey(s) and/or mule(s).
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.
Listed here are donkey's and mules who are currently available for adoption. Adoption fees may vary, based on any individuals level of training, ie under saddle, driving, etc.
All animals will be up to date on rabies, tetanus, and have a current coggins if applicable.
Once your application has been approved we will happily keep your animal(s) here for two weeks at no charge. We understand that it can take time to get your property properly set up for your new additions. After two weeks, we charge a boarding fee of $75.00 a week per animal.
Visit our Adoption Information page for more information on how to adopt a long ear from SYALER.
As a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization the money needed for the care and upkeep of the animals in the rescue comes from donations, sales of merchandise, as well as adoption fees. In spite of that fact we are lowering our adoption fees for now to try to help make adopting a donkey or mule a bit more affordable.
The poor economy has affected us all. We only have eight animals at a time in the rescue. This ensures every animal getting the individual care and attention it deserves. Every time an animal goes to itís new home, that makes room for another to come in. Hopefully the move to lower our adoption fees a bit will help more people be able to welcome a long ear into their lives.
Thank you to Jennifer Schmuck for the following:
As donkey lovers we are not only concerned about the physical well-being, but also the mental well-being of our long ears. For a donkey's well-being it is essential that a buddy for grooming, hanging out together, and in the case of geldings playing and wrestling together is provided. In almost all cases this should be another donkey. There are exceptions, as in cases in which a donkey, given the choice, prefers horses or mules for company. But in general a donkey deserves donkey company. Social life and language of the donkey, equus asinus, differs from that of horses and mules.
A hinny can be a good companion for a donkey, and there are donkeys that prefer horses or mules to another donkey. As long as the donkey is given a choice and bonds with a horse or mule even though donkeys are present. That cannot be stressed enough. So, keeping the well-being of your donkey in mind, a companion that fills the needs of your donkey must be provided. Grooming and hanging out with each other peacefully is an innate need of donkeys. As is playing for donkey geldings. Because of this, SYA will only adopt out donkey pairs, or single donkeys to a home with a resident donkey.
We do our best to keep this page current but please be understanding if you call about a long ear listed on this page and find that he or she has already been adopted! We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes but please, if you are interested in having a long ear in your family, and you find that the one on this page has been adopted already, talk to us about your interest and we will do our best to help you find your new best friend.
Ann Firestone - Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue,
23 Saw Mill Road,
South Acworth, NH,
03607 (603) 835-2971
Adoption fees are:
Minis 600. Pairs: $900.00 Mini Singles: $750.00
Lark and Sparrow
Lark and Sparrow are a bonded pair of gray jennets. Lark is approximately 11 years old and Sparrow is about 8 years old. They came to us from a sale barn and were very fearful and not handled easily. We have been working with them using only positive reinforcement and they have come a long way.
Lark is still a bit fearful, but once she gets to spend a few minutes with a person and perform some of the behaviors she knows, she warms right up. They still need a bit of work on having their feet handled but have come such a long way that we feel they are ready to go to a new home that will provide on going training using positive reinforcement methods.
They are beautiful to look at and with someone who has the time to put in to working with them we are sure they will be "in your pocket' before long.
Both are utd on rabies, tetanus, and have a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: 750.00/pair
We often take in animals that have had a rough go of it, but more often than not we get animals that have had nothing done with them. These animals come in frightened and worried and take a bit of time to settle in. We try to start working with them as soon as possible and as often as possible.
Due to a number of considerations this winter, including the horrible cold snap we had recently, we have just not had the time or resources to work with the animals as often as we would like. Therefore we have animals that are not quite ready for adoption but will be once we can do a bit more work with them. These are our crew of animals that just need a little extra "rehabilitation time", TLC, and training before becoming available for adoption.
Rather than list them individually at this time, we want to make them all available for you to see them and to learn about why they are not yet on our adoption page. Once we feel they are ready for new homes, we will post individual write ups on all of them.
Luke and Nellie are Belgian mules, and Hope is a draft mule, probably Percheron. All are in their late teens. They get along fine with mules, hinnies, and donkeys of all sizes. They are in good physical shape and all are kind animals. Luke is still wary of people and startles easily. Hope and Nellie are coming along well, but still need a bit of work. Hope is said to be "green broke" to harness and under saddle. It has been years since she has been asked to do anything though so she would need to be started from scratch.
We like to have all the animals comfortable with being handled before being examined and vaccinated. Dr. Warner has met them, but not yet examined them. Once they have settled in a bit more they will be given a physical and get vaccinated, and then be ready for adoption.
Blossom and Daisy are standard donkey jennets. Both as sweet as the day is long. They are both very shy and fearful. I do think once we can concentrate some time on working with them again, they will come around quickly. They came in separately but bonded to one another instantly and will need to be adopted as a pair.
Betty White is an adorable hinny. She came in from auction with sooo much baggage. With help from our friends at Empowered Equestrians in York, Maine, and follow up by our own volunteer trainers, she has progressed by leaps and bounds. On arrival she was a knot of anxiety, worried about everything, and not afraid to let us all know that keeping our distance was a good idea. Since then her whole body language has changed. She is relaxed, there is a soft look to her eye and she is very interested in people and what they might have to teach her. She is so close to being ready for adoption. A little more "fine tuning" and she will be available.