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

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.

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.

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.

We are happy to be opening back up to visitors in small family groups, up to five people at a time. We will have only one family group on-site at a time.

We require all to wear a cloth, surgical, or N95 mask, and even though we are outside, to practice appropriate social distancing from any workers at the rescue.

As always, this is done by appointment only. Thank you!

In spite of all that is going on in our world, there are still donkeys and mules in need. If you think you may have room in your lives for a long ear, please check out our For Adoption page.

Thank You!

Spring Fundraising 0nline Auction

We are excited to announce that the SYALER 2022 Spring Fundraising online auction is scheduled for April 3 - 10! Would you please consider supporting the rescue with a donation of an item or service? Past donations (which do not have to be donkey or animal related), have included gift certificates of all kinds, antiques, hand-made items, vacations, food, farm produce, jewelry, books, art, animal training, musical instruments, tack, and much more. They all add to the fun and excitement of the bidding, and the proceeds help to cover the rehabilitation, medical, and nutritional needs of the mules and donkeys that are in our care. The value of your donation plus shipping costs is tax deductible, and we will send a receipt for your tax records.

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If you are interested in donating an auction item or service this year - thank you! All you need to do is send us the following info to We need everything in order to process your donation) by March 25!

1. Item Name
2. Item Description
3. Photo or logo
4. Link to URL, if you'd like.
5. Value (include estimated shipping, please)
6. Suggested Starting Price
7. Your contact information

We ask that you be willing to ship your item to the winning bidder. If you have any questions, you may email Joan at or call at 413-559-8414.

Thank you so very much for your support of our auction and the SYA rescue!

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Our 2022 Calendar is now available!

Each calendar is $23 plus shippng.

Or...check out our Special Calendar Sale!

Buy any item on our merchandise page for 15 dollars or more, and get our new 2022 calendar free! Spend over $50.00 and get 2 free calendars.

This sale will be going on now until February 14th. Buy some one special in your life a Valentine’s Day gift and help save donkeys and mules at the same time.

Sale applies automatically and will not appear in check out so if you do NOT want a calendar, please email us and let us know.


Take a Long Ear to Lunch - Sponsorship Program

Save Your Ass Longear Rescue Please consider our 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. If you are so inclined to donate even more than $50 a month, we will be very, very grateful.

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 nearly 500 donkeys and mules in permanent, loving homes since our inception seven years ago. We could not have done it without your ongoing support!

Sponsorship Options - Choose your option then click on the Sponsor button!



We are often approached by people wanting donkeys to protect either sheep, goats, or other stock from coyotes or other wildlife threats. There are several reasons we do not adopt animals to be used in this manner.

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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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" I ordered Lucky the Donkey puppet (pictured above) for my grandson for Christmas. It was delivered in just a couple days, and is waaaaay cuter than the photo suggests. Get one for yourself!"
Susan Marko

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