Corfu Donkey Rescue

Visit the Corfu Donkey Rescue on your trip to this beautiful Greek Island.

 

Sign on the road

Located in the Northern part of the Island – off the beaten path – is a small but important sanctuary for donkeys. 

You are greeted by wandering cats as you pull into the parking lot. A short walk down, you will see a long wooden fence which marks the entrance.

Sleepy Kitty

A member of the rescue will give you a brief tour of the facility, and let you know the rules (don’t feed them or walk behind them). It was important to get a tour of the different parts and learn about where each animal came from.

We were pleasantly surprised to learn that there were several formerly abused dogs given shelter here as well as several horses and a Mule (half donkey-half horse).

Pro Tip
Bring apples or watermelon as a treat for the animals at the rescue.
unfortunately you are not able to personally feed them, but they will get a nice surprise with their dinner.

After the brief tour, you are free to wander the property, interact with the animals and even brush them if you would like.

The donkeys, mules, horses and dogs were all rescues. Most from farm labor, given up either due to illness or old age. They are given space to live and be free under the watchful eye of the rescue. 

The organization started in 2004, at a much smaller facility and moved to their current location in 2014. 

Unfortunately, this organization is fully dependent on the generous donations from other countries and people. They have unsuccessfully requested funding from the Greek government 3 times over the 15 years since it was established.

You can give a one-time donation, or adopt a donkey for 90 euro a year.

For more information and to donate to this wonderful place, please check out their website .

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