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Donkeys at heart
Il Rifugio degli Asinelli was established in 2006 and is a subsidiary of The Donkey Sanctuary, UK founded in 1969 by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE. It is only through her amazing devotion to donkeys and hard work that the Sanctuary grew to the international charity it is today. Over 50 million donkeys and mules exist in the world. Many need care and protection from a life of suffering and neglect, whilst others have a vital role to play in human survival and happiness; they are at the heart of everything we do here at Il Rifugio degli Asinelli.
Welcome to our family
We are delighted that you have decided to visit Il Rifugio degli Asinelli and that you share our love and compassion for donkeys and mules, such gentle and affectionate creatures. Our work is funded entirely by donations and legacy gifts. Your kindness and generosity will help us to care and protect one of the world’s most hard working and humble creatures and help enrich so many lives... for that we are truly grateful.
If you live in Italy and love walking your dog, you can help our donkeys at the same time thanks to the new website Passeggiatepercani.it.
A slight improvement this morning, after a very hard night; then, when we began to allow ourselves a little bit of optimism, the collapse, despite the care and presence of our vet.
Teaming is an online tool to raise funds for helping social causes with micro donations of 1€ a month. Their philosophy is based on the idea that with 1€, If we are alone... we can't do...
A couple of days ago, our County woke up under a magical frame: a perfect double rainbow which framed the whole Biellese territory.
The Donkey Sanctuary has expressed disappointment at the news that China is reducing the import tax on donkey skins for use in traditional medicine...
Dear friends, in these busy days we ask you just one minute to let us share a wish and a word for you.
First, our wish: