Registered Name: Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Society

Business Number: 822309001RR0001

Our Mission

To provide a safe and permanent home for neglected, abused and unwanted donkeys.


The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge's Mission is to provide a safe, secure and permanent home for abused, neglected and unwanted donkeys. The Refuge is a permanent home for all donkeys who arrive at our gate. Our second focus is to provide an enjoyable education to youth and adults about Animal Welfare in general and donkeys in the specific.  We also provide a venue for Private tours for all special needs adults, children and seniors in our community. The tours provide our special visitors with an opportunity to connect with the donkeys and enjoy the healing characteristics of a Donkey Hug in a quiet farm atmosphere. Donkeys love people and enjoy the attention of the visitors as much as the people enjoy the benefits of the Donkey Magic.

We currently have three special campaigns:

...."Buy-A-Bale" helps pay for special Hay for our wonderful long-ears

…. Green Pastures Project - a comprehensive pasture management project that will allow the donkeys to graze on healthy, fresh grass through the growing season each year and to exercise their natural instinct to roam. 

.... Donkeys Need Hugs - Freedom to Visit which will enable visitors with mobility restrictions safe and easy access to the donkeys

For more details click the Current Campaign tab above.

What People Are Saying

"Where there is love there is life."

— Mahatma Gandhi

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