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Canterbury Donkey Rehoming Centre

Temporary accommodation, care & handling is provided while finding a permanent & loving home.

The Canterbury Donkey Rehoming Centre is situated at Cotswold Stud, Motukarara in the hills of Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand. Having seen donkeys come into unfortunate circumstances over the years, they have set aside a few acres on the property for donkeys in need.

Contacts

  • Diana & John Humphries, R. D. 2, Motukarara, Christchurch. Phone 03 329 7871 E-mail

  • Margaret Salkeld, phone 03 326 5072 E-mail

  • Jan Wright, phone 03 384 6902 E-mail

  • Lea Hullett, phone 027 686 0735 E-mail

Buster and Trooper

Buster and Trooper now loved donkeys

Looking for a New Home

At the moment there are no donkeys listed. The centre often receives enquiries from people both seeking to find a home for their donkeys and others wishing to keep donkeys. There are many reasons why people can no longer look after their donkeys; health and circumstances change and they want to do their best for their animals. If the donkeys are without health issues they often go from their old home to the new without actually coming to the centre. The centre is careful to find suitable homes where the standard of care is high and all prospective homes have to be inspected for suitability.


Donkeys Rehomed

Two geldings

Two attractive boys

Two lovely Eng/Irish geldings, 10 and 12 years old have found a new home where they can stay together. They had been loved and well caared for by their previous owner whose unfortunate circumstances meant they could no longer keep them.

Misty Dawn

Misty Dawn

Misty Dawn, is a beautiful grey 15 year old jenny, 11.hh. Well handled and friendly.

This donkey has found a wonderful home. She will have a friend go with her called Tequila, who was a recent arrival in need of care at the rehoming centre.

Bella and Klide

Bella and Klide

Bella and Klide are a 9 year old, jenny and gelding. They have been well handled, loved and much admired. Their owner sold her property and they have found new homes.

Madeline

Madeline

22 year old jenny

22 year old jenny

Petal

Petals

Murphy

Truffle & Murphy

Nishka

Nishka

Willow and friends

Willow and friends

Neb

Nebuchadnezzar (Neb) & Queen Esther as two frightened youngsters.

Neb

Neb and Eleanor at a boys' school.

Eleanor

Neb at the donkey show

Trooper

Trooper as a thin youngster

Broken gelding

Pretty gelding

Banjo

Banjo

Truffle

Truffle

Headshot

Pretty head

Murphy

Murphy

We will also provide a contact for your Area Representative from The Donkey and Mule Protection Trust NZ Web