Help the donkeys on Bonaire

Will you please help us to care for the donkeys on Bonaire? The donkeys need your help!  Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire is a small not-for-profit organization. We are totally dependent on donations and the work of volunteers. You can help the donkeys in different ways. For instance, you can make a one-time gift to us. All amounts, small or large, are very welcome! Donations can easily and securely be made online. You can also adopt a donkey, become a donor, or sponsor the donkeys through your business or firm. It is also possible to remember the donkeys in your will or to make a tax-efficient regular donation. You can read more about all of the possibilities for helping the donkeys via the menu at the top of this page. Your gifts and donations  may be tax deductible because we are a charitable institution. We would be very grateful for your help, because, did you know the following? That we really cannot care for the donkeys without your help, and we’d like to thank you very much for your support! That more than 400 donkeys now have a safe life in our sanctuary. That we need about 430 kilograms of horse feed per day. That’s 156,000 kilograms per year! Every seven weeks we get a sea container full of food that comes to Bonaire from the Netherlands. That is the cheapest solution, but feed costs and transport still cost us around 62,000 euros per year. That we also need 15 bales of hay for the donkeys every day. So that means 5,500 bales of hay per year! Currently we pay 5 euros per bale, so this means an annual cost of 27,500 euros, just for hay. We also need a lot of water for the donkeys. And water is very expensive on Bonaire. For this we pay some 4,000 euros annually. That we also still have to pay regular fees to the vet for neutering, euthanasia, medical care, etc. So we need around 93,000 euros per year just for water, feed, and hay. And that is before we even mention all the other costs ...