Sanctuary on Corfu was started by an Englishwoman
called Judy after finding a donkey wandering
in the bushes, apparently un-owned. Judy soon found more abandoned
donkeys and realised the need for a shelter for these badly neglected
friends and volunteers now work hard in what are at times incredibly
difficult and distressing circumstances to help these wonderful
animals who sadly often suffer the most appalling neglect.
Lack of money and resources compound the problems but despite this
Judy works relentlessly to gain support,
charity status and recognition by the Greek Government.
has gone a long way since she found that first donkey and seven
years later she has finally overcome many obstacles, such as officialdom,
problem neighbours, financial problems and has finally gained recognition
and support from the government and the
status of a Greek registered charity.
In addition to this CDR has managed to acquire its 'own' piece of
land and the shelter has now moved to its new location at Doukades.
A new stable has been donated and built for the sick donkeys and
treatment area and a very large tent erected outside for shelter
for the donkeys. The area is much more spacious and a beautiful
environment for the donkeys, and all the animals that now live there.
bight future now lies ahead for the remaining Corfiot donkeys, but
it is an expensive business and still needs much help and support.
Several German and Dutch charities send volunteers to work at the
shelter and continue to give CDR a great deal of support but there
is still much work to be done at the new location. CDR still
needs support, donations and volunteers to continue their work.
In order to buy food and medication for the donkeys
CDR offers the opportunity to 'adopt' one
of the rescued donkeys.
Visit their website for details of how to 'adopt a donkey' or for
more information of how you can help.