Just like dogs and cats at your local Humane Society, there are many donkeys that need help and a home. Longhopes Donkey Shelter in Bennet, Colorado is an organization that connects donkeys in need with a safe and loving home. It was founded by Kathy Dean to save unwanted donkeys from being sold for slaughter. According to the shelter's website, Kathy and her team has rescued more than 750 donkeys and secured homes for about 700. Given that the organization started rescuing in 1998, that's an impressive number.
I'd like to share Longhopes Donkey Shelter's mission statement with you, as it gives me hope to see an organization with such meaningful goals to the donkey animal family:
|The wonderful mission statement of Longhopes Donkey Shelter (via Longhopes.org)|