La Drome Donkeys

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A big Thank you from our Donkeys PLUS:
  • Special videos all about the donkeys
  • A special 5% discount on stays at our holiday Gites when booked direct with us

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A big Thank you from our Donkeys & all of the benefits of lower tiers PLUS:
  • Each month you can suggest and vote for what you would like to see feature in future videos.
  • A special 10% discount on stays at our holiday Gites when booked direct with us

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A big Thank you from our Donkeys & all of the benefits of lower tiers PLUS:
  • Get answers to your La Drome Donkeys questions in a monthly Q&A video. 
  • Your personalised Donkey adoption pack including a picture of your Donkey and a certificate.
  • Your name will appear in video credits as the sponsor of the Donkey of your choice.
  • An optional walk with our Donkeys in the beautiful Drome Countryside when you stay with us

About

We support rescue Donkeys (and other assorted animals) at our Gites, Les Beaux Chenes, in the Drôme-Provençale, in South East France.

Currently we are home to:

  • The Three Musketeers, brothers - Athos, Porthos and Aramis, three young Provence Donkeys saved from a grisly fate at the abattoir
  • Bamako, a rare, female Baudet de Poitou donkey, who arrived pregnant in 2018. Almost impossibly, she had twins full term but born dead. Happily she has given birth at the end of April to our first Poitou arrival, Kismet de Barret.
  • Our new arrivals, two more Poitou Donkeys, Anissou Du Vern and Dobble, whose owner was too ill to care for them. These two arrived in a terrible state, malnourished and full of worms. Ani has ongoing foot problems, due to long term neglect, with abcess on top of abcess. She is very gentle but very timid and has certainly been maltreated, which is just so sad. Slowly, we are gaining her confidence but it is a long journey. Dobble arrived pregnant due September 2020. She is very calm and relaxed but arrived with a tumour (sarcoid) on her throat, which has not responded to veterinary treatment and will now require surgery after she gives birth this September.

They live at and are supported by our Gites.

Unfortunately, with the current global COVID 19 challenge we are not able to receive any visitors and need to find a way to support these wonderful creatures.

The Baudet de Poitou is an ancient, endangered species, brought to France by the Romans. Known as the 'Woolly Mammouth' donkey, it's trademarks are its size, huge ears and woolly coat. They are notoriously difficult to breed otherwise they would no longer be at risk. There remain very few in the world and we feel privileged to have them here at our Gites.

Two of our girls are pregnant for 2020, Bamako for early May and Dobble for September so they need lots of hay, carrots and attention!

We have set up this Patreon page to ensure that we are able to continue to ensure their future care.

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