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While on your holiday, be a responsible tourist and put yourself ‘In Their Hooves.’
Donkeys and mules are put to work in tourism all over the world, whether used as taxis, for treks or to carry luggage. While we do not actively promote the use of donkeys and mules in any form of tourism we do understand their importance in helping thousands of people to earn a living.
Join our first Instagram Contest to celebrate 10 years of opening!
- Post your pictures taken at our sanctuary
- Use the official hashtag #Rifugio10
- Mention @RifugioAsinelli
We will print and show 15 picturs, chosen by our staff, during the Great Summer Party on 25th August. In the same event we will give a prize to the authors of the funniest, the most poetic and the the most creative picture, chosen with media partner Ig Piemonte.
A new donkey has joined our Rifugio today: it is called Sole, Italian for Sun and, in the last two years, his life has been a continuous battle against a very serious dermatitis that disfigures him and gives him no respite.
The former owners contacted us, exhausted and desperate: years of analysis, visits, attempts at treatment, conventional and experimental, did not lead to any improvement, nor did they allow us to understand the causes of the problem.
The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys and mules worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.
To celebrate the first ten years of opening to visitors of our sanctuary, we are happy to host, for the first time in our history, a special event: Sunday 30 June, in conjunction with the Grooming Day, we are presenting the BioBlitz to discover the Serra. Are you curious to learn more? Read below!
Would you like to become a researcher for a day? On June 30th you can do it: take part in the Bioblitz with our donkeys and help us to discover birds, insects, mammals, fungi and plants that live along the paths of the Serra.
On Saturday 15 June it's yoga with the donkeys time again!
From 10 am, yoga instructor Roberto Castellucci will lead you through a 2-hour long session, surrounded by nature and donkeys.
To book yor place, please call Roberto at (+39) 339 7812100. Bring your yoga mat, a blanket, comfy clothes and fresh water.
Participation fee is 15€, half of which will be donated to our sanctuary,
Yesterday morning a glorious sun kissed humans and donkeys who took part in Ih-oh... Ga! Yoga with donkeys morning session.
This time it was wellness experts Sarah Fagnola and Andrea Torres who led the participants for a 2-hour-long session. We sincerely thank them and all the people who came to do yoga with the donkeys (and for the donkeys: the entire proceeds were donated to our sanctuary).
If you have been there and want to relive yesterday's emotions or, viceversa, if you could not participate and you wonder what to expect from Ih-oh... Ga!, this video is for you!
Two hours of unusual yoga practice, surrounded by greenery and our lovely long-eared friends.
To guide you there will be wellness experts Sarah Fagnola and Andrea Torres.
All the proceeds will be donated to the donkeys!
To participate, please book by calling Sarah (340 6663032) or writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring with you a mat, blanket and comfortable clothing.
Secure yourself a place right now and contact Sarah at 340 6663032