• 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…

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…