• Elliott Trust

    The Charity To Rescue And Care Donkeys

Our Work

We’re a bunch of dedicated animal lovers who have taken up the cause of protecting donkeys – they’re probably the most neglected and taken for granted domesticated animals. We’re here to change people’s notion that donkeys deserve a lot more than merely carrying heavy loads around. And we’ve been pretty successful in doing this.

Our Journeys

We Keep You Informed

Our Team

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Jeffery G. Ash

Being a vet by profession, I joined this organization because they are dedicated to a unique cause – protection, rescue, and rehabilitation of donkeys.

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Earl K. Dangelo

I love coming here and tending to the donkeys and interacting with them – and yes, they’re far more loving than we have branded them! I’m happy that I just don’t call myself an animal lover, but I’ve actually got an opportunity to do something for them!

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Barbara M. Tabor

We noticed that donkeys are being exploited and taken for granted and that is precisely when we decided to do something about it. Donkey Village is home to donkeys that need a place where they will be loved and cared for and not ill-treated.

Our Blog

Freshfields Donkey Village

Freshfields Donkey Village which was officially known as Michael Elliot Trust is based in a village of Peak Forest which is near Buxton. It is owned by John and Annie Stirling who rescues and cares for donkeys who have been neglected, abandoned or mistreated. It all started when the couple found two neglected donkeys in the year 1998, at a livestock market. With an immense feeling of compassion and determination,…

8 Reasons Why You Should Get a Donkey

There are many reasons why you should get a donkey; one reason is that they are just kickass! (Pun intended) but seriously though, donkeys are wonderful animals that can be the perfect pet if you know how to take care of them, after reading this article on why you should get one, I recommend searching for reading up on how to take care of one, should you decide to get…

Donkeys and Pesticides

We have established that donkeys are like two beloved animal companions, the horse, and the dog. The donkey has the friendliness and playfulness of the dog and some of the aspects of the horse. It is unfortunate that it also shares “weaknesses” of the two, with its playfulness it tends to attract parasites, and with its biology, it has a great sensitivity to pesticides. While its environment’s treatment can easily…

Caring Tips For Your Baby Donkey

Baby Donkeys are one of the cutest creatures in the world. You just want to hug them when you see one. They are like children in their mischievous ways. They are so adorable to watch. For those who do not know yet, we call baby donkeys a “foal.” When they grow up, we refer to the male donkeys as “jacks” and the females “jennets.” Donkeys may be a little stubborn,…

Donkey Can Be Your Perfect Pet ? Yes and Here’s Why

Donkeys have been a working companion of humans for at least 5000 years. They are trusty helpers in transportation and agriculture. They are still widely used in under developed countries today. Sadly, donkeys have long been replaced by machines in developed countries like the US. Most of the donkeys we see just serve as fun rides for kids. While there is nothing wrong about that, I believe we can welcome…

The Risks of Saving Abused Donkeys

I believe that every animal deserves to be treated well and have a good home, both in the wild and in domestication. The thought that there is an animal somewhere out there being abused, saddens me, but while saving these abused animals is a noble cause, it is one that also comes with risks. These risk can come from both the abusers and the abused animals themselves, you have to…

Saving a Donkey – Things You Have to Consider

It is good to save and adopt an animal, but it is important to first know that you have the right conditions for the animal to, not just survive but thrive. The needs of donkeys are pretty much lower compared to having a horse, but if you never had a horse before, it might feel a bit more overwhelming compared to say, a dog.  One example are pests, the donkey…