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Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary

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Bethesda, Antigua
+1 268-461-4957
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Such a great place!!

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our visit at the donkey sanctuary!! This is such a sweet place that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
zkemom
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Woodstock, Georgia
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Go see these fun creatures and spend some time with them

The Donkey Sanctuary is a great example of how people can give back to very deserving creatures... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
dduck342018
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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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donkey sanctuary and small animal (dogs and cats) shelter operated by Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society, a non-profit corporation registered under The Companies Act.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dogs and cats” (8 reviews)
“dirt road” (4 reviews)
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Bethesda, Antigua
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+1 268-461-4957
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our visit at the donkey sanctuary!! This is such a sweet place that takes in stray donkeys and rehabs injures ones. We loved petting them, and even adopted a few! Friendly employees too. Great family experience if wanting a break from...More

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind review. Hope we will see you again some time!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The Donkey Sanctuary is a great example of how people can give back to very deserving creatures. They are gentle, sweet, and totally worth a visit. Although it's free, spend a few dollars and make life better for these donkeys, dogs, and cats. The staff...More

1  Thank dduck342018
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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind and supportive words. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come again.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We had a wonderful time at the Donkey Sanctuary. It is great to see people caring so well for the donkeys, dogs and cats. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Charles M
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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you so much Charles M. We love what we do, glad it shows.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Spent a short time there and brushed a couple of donkeys. Bought the t-shirt and donated in a friend's memory. In a country where there are many neglected animals, nice to see the kindness in those that devote their time to some of these that...More

1  Thank windfall5
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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you so much for your visit and your kind words!

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great day out at this island spent day a farm and truck drive around island and beaches amazing

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

We loved this Sanctuary. The guide gave us a great presentation about the Donkeys and then we were allowed to pet and brush over 15 donkeys all very sweet and friendly. My 5 yo daughter loved all of them and this was one of her...More

2  Thank ExpertWorldTraveler
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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks for this wonderful review. We can assure you, the donkeys enjoyed the visit too!

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We loved it. To get that close to so many affectionate donkeys was brilliant. They clearly are doing a good job as all look in good condition and well cared for regardless of the condition they arrived in. No pressure to donate but I'm sure...More

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

As you clearly discovered, the donkeys enjoy having visitors. Thanks so much for your support.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Can't imagine ever having a more hands on or rewarding encounter with donkeys. There were loads of them. All in great condition. Mostly friendly. Some shy. We could have stayed as long as we wanted brushing them though they could clearly move away if they...More

1  Thank Ellie H
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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind review. Hope you can come again.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We went to the sanctuary and met Carol. She seems to run the place and gave us a history of the place and how the donkeys end up there. She knows every donkey by their name ! It was fund to brush the donkeys and...More

1  Thank SarahN1972
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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed your visit! Carol-Faye does a good job interacting with our donkeys and also manages the small-animal shelter - we keep her busy!

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This was rather nice - a sanctuary for donkeys, cats & dogs. The 150 donkeys were the main stars and were happy to be groomed. The lady in charge was very welcoming and informative. Well worth a visit.

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Response from MrLoo | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I am not a local but I got a decent map when I got my rental car - and it was also well signposted. The entrance of Sanctuary is very muddy - don't get stuck
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