Don’t be an ass, check out the donkeys

November 10, 2017

Jess Smeaton from Donkey Shelter Tongala is inviting everyone to come and hug some donkeys at the shelter's Open Day on Saturday.

IT’S not every day you get to surround yourself with donkeys.

Big, small, wide or tall.

But on Sunday, December 3, the Tongala Donkey Shelter is opening its gates to let people mingle with about 200 of them.

There will be donkey stalls, hot and cold food, guided tours and much more.

Founder May Dodd said donkeys were friendly, curious and affectionate in nature — very similar to a dog.

She started the shelter in Diamond Creek and having now moved the shelter to Tongala, spends about $250,000 a year to keep it afloat.

And considering there’s only three shelters in Australia — the closest being in Newcastle, NSW — the open day is an opportunity we are lucky to have.

May will tell you there’s not much that compares to a donkey’s love so pop into 1949 Mathieson Rd, Tongala to find out for yourself.

The shelter is open from 11am-3pm and entry is $20 per car.

For information, call 59581410 or email [email protected]

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