Monday, January 10, 2011
More Animals on the Island of Aruba
Luckily, I persuaded my husband to go to the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary as well. Run by a Dutch woman with her heart in the right place, the sanctuary cares for injured wild donkeys. Donkeys were brought to the island 500 years ago for labor, and when no longer needed were turned loose. Many roam wild, often getting hit by cars, etc. so the sanctuary is the only option for them if injured or unable to care for themselves. Males are neutered at the sanctuary. Currently it has 109 donkeys. I bought 5 bags of carrots and visited, and the photo is of one of the donkeys begging for a carrot (his name is Brad Pitt). Very nice place to visit.