Today there are more than 100 donkeys in the care of the Cyprus Donkey Sanctuary at Vouni village in the Limassol district. They are large, small, young, old, gray, white or brown... but they all have one thing in common, they are no longer wanted. Machines have largely replaced them in the fields and vineyards, or, their owners are too elderly to look after them any more. Our donkeys are collected or brought to us from villages all over Cyprus.
As well as looking after the animals at the
Vouni sanctuary, our project "Outreach Programme", goes to
villages where there are working donkeys. On a selected day,
the donkeys are gathered and with our mobile clinic we provide
vaccinations, medication for worms and parasites, treatment for feet
and teeth, a general medical examination, medication and advice.
Every owner receives an illustrated bulletin showing how to look
after donkeys in the best way.
We are a registered charitable association,
Number 1649. Most of our income comes from visitors and
private donations. We appreciate all help, small and large,
and if you would like to contribute something, or get in touch with
fill the form below...
To visit the Vouni sanctuary, use this diagram. We are OPEN from 10a.m. to 4.00 p.m. from MONDAY to SATURDAY (Closed on SUNDAY). At our visit centre, we have drinks and refreshments, a good selection of quality gifts, clothing, books, wine, souvenirs, greetings cards and notelets and lots more. Admission is CyŁ1,00. Children under 12, Members and Adopters are FREE.