Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary, McGregor

The Sanctuary provides a permanent home and loving care to destitute, rescued donkeys, we assist with the rehabilitation of donkeys elsewhere and we provide education & training.

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Promoting the welfare of donkeys through a culture of caring

In 2001 Dr Johan & Annemarie van Zijl of McGregor village in the Western Cape of South Africa responded to a request from the SPCA to provide shelter for two badly neglected donkeys.

Their mission is promoting the welfare and status of donkeys through a culture of caring.

One of the ways you can help is to adopt a donkey for a year to help towards the costs of our work. You choose the amount you wish to give to your donkey. You will receive:

  • details of the donkey you decide to adopt
  • a photo
  • an adoption certificate
  • a twice-yearly report
  • our quarterly newsletter

And you are most welcome to come and visit your special donkey!

Adoption makes an ideal anniversary, birthday, special occasion or Christmas present.

Adoption levels of support
Suggested levels of support are:

  • R50 per month (R600 per annum)
  • R100 per month (R1,200 per annum)
  • R200 per month (R2,400 per annum)
  • R300 per month (R3,600 per annum)
  • R400 per month (R4,800 per annum)
  • R500 per month (R6,000 per annum)
  • Any other amount you wish to donate – we value any level of support!


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