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You can adopt any or all of the donkeys for a suggested minimum donation of €24.00 per donkey per year: the equivalent of 2 euros per month.
Your donation will allow Il Rifugio to cover the monthly cost of hay for one donkey.
All adopters will receive a picture certificate together with regular updates about IRDA.
If you have an email address, we can send your certificate in pdf: shipping will be faster and your whole donation will be used for donkeys. Furthermore, you will help us to avoid wasting paper and ink, with a great advantage for nature too.
For the same reason, you can help us by leaving your email address: this way we will be able to send you 4 E-newsletter a year, instead of two updates only on paper.
If you wish to sponsor a donkey for you or as a gift, please contact us to receive the adoption form to fill and send back to us.
As we operate solely on the generosity of our supporters, your donation will make a huge difference. Thank you!
Agostino was found abandoned in a farm where other animals died for starving. At first he was very aggressive, but later he’s learned to trust humans again and love cuddles.
Little Alin was rescued from Romania. He had been completely abandoned and was found wandering alone, freezing and starving.
Little Clementina was the first donkey to be born here. Her mother, Bruna, was saved whilst pregnant from a meat market in Switzerland.
Filippo was born here in the safety of Il Rifugio. His mother, Sheila, was given life-saving treatment, whilst pregnant, for a deep wound on her belly.
Ombra was saved when she was only 6 months old, together with her pregnant mother. They were all destined for the Italian meat market.
Pufulet was abandoned in Romania and we found him standing in flood water, freezing cold and starving. He was just one year old.
Rufus is a handsome skewbald donkey and he was rescued in Switzerland. He had been destined for the meat market.