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The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

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Raise money for The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

Since 1992, the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada has provided a lifelong home – and haven – to unwanted, neglected or abused donkeys, mules and hinnies. There are currently 82 donkeys and mules at the Sanctuary Farm, and 32 more in our approved Foster Farm network.

We envision a world in which the dignity and worth of all creatures is recognized and respected.

Currently, the DSC is funded entirely through private individual donations and community and corporate sponsorships of special events.


Donkey Facts

A group of donkeys is called a pace; hence PACE for the Donkeys seemed a worthy name for a 5K run devoted to helping these wonderful animals.

Donkeys are not native to Canada. Yet thousands have found their way here and require special care in this wet, cold climate.

Donkeys are part of the equine family, which also includes horses and zebras.

Female donkeys are called jennies (or jennets) and males are called jacks.

Donkeys can live for 30-50 years in captivity (about 10 to 25 years in the wild). This could explain the phrase “Donkeys Years”.

One theory about why donkeys have large ears is that they help keep them cool. Another theory is that those large ears make a far-away bray much easier to hear.

Donkeys have an incredible memory – they can remember places and companions for up to 25 years.

For thousands of years donkeys have been the ‘helping hooves’ of humankind – they are the original beasts of burden.

Donkeys are stoic, rarely showing pain. They are curious, gentle, calm and friendly creatures.

The DSC is a not-for-profit licensed charity. Charitable Number: 138721253 RR0001


Click on one of our teams below to make a donation.

Cranky Doodles

Raised: $3,560.00

The Wet Bandits

Raised: $1,000.00

Team Kattenhorn

Raised: $560.00

The Running Rarebits

Raised: $457.22

Crossfit Guelph

Raised: $175.00

Graybar Canada

Raised: $150.00

Cormier Clan

Raised: $120.00

Wonky Donkeys

Raised: $100.00

The Old Mules

Raised: $65.00

Haulin' Ass

Raised: $20.00

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Oct 07 Joan Shaw $25.00
Oct 02 Jon Sorry a bit late $100.00
Sep 30 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Sep 25 Medgar Lighting & Controls Inc. $100.00
Sep 25 LENORA BUTLER Happy to help with such a worthwhile cause. $100.00
Sep 25 Andrew Noel I think I at $50.00 worth of ginger cookies - so its the least i can do :-) $50.00
Sep 24 Anonymous $50.00
Sep 24 Gord and Elaine Thomson $30.00
Sep 24 Crystal Kattenhorn $300.00
Sep 24 Jenn McLaren $25.00