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PrimRose Donkey's 40th Birthday Party Sunday August 24th 1-4pm.

Posted by PrimRose on July 7, 2014 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (2)

Help us celebrate Primrose's 40th birthday, have a tour of PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary and meet the amazing donkeys, mules, cats and pot bellied pigs.


There will be cupcakes, iced tea and lemonade for visitors. PrimRose will be available for photos and hugs.


There will be a special birthday cake for PrimRose - carrot cake with a topping of apple slices. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.


For more information please email: [email protected]

 

PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary Tea a Success!

Posted by PrimRose on June 30, 2014 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary tea was a success! Thanks to the visitors and volunteers for such an amazing event! Lovely weather for the tea, we had some clouds but a wonderful sunny day that wasn't too hot, perfect weather!


Visitors enjoyed sandwiches, tea, coffee, lemonade, pie and treats at PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary tea.



 


The Red Hat Ladies enjoyed their own sitting at the tea



The Happy Medium Corinne Fleming was at the PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary afternoon tea offering tea leaf readings. Part of the proceeds were donated to the sanctuary. Thanks Corinne!




Thanks to Jayden for entertaining us with her beautiful voice at the PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary Afternoon tea!


 

Please join us for our next event PrimRose the donkeys 40th birthday party on Sunday August 24th 1-4pm. 


Come celebrate PrimRose the donkeys 40th birthday party! There will be cupcakes, iced tea and lemonade for visitors. PrimRose will be available for photos and hugs. There will be a special birthday cake for PrimRose - carrot cake with a topping of apple slices.


There is no admission fee but donations are gratefully accepted. We are a registered Canadian charity and rely entirely on donations to support our Sanctuary. Tax deductable receipts are available.



Dine at Boston Pizza Cobourg to raise money for PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary

Posted by PrimRose on June 5, 2014 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Boston Pizza Team Rewards Fundraiser! When you dine at Boston Pizza Cobourg location, write "PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary" on the back of your receipt, drop your receipt (make sure you write PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary on the back!) in the ballot box at the host stand on your way out.

 

10% of food sales will be donated to PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary! Please tell everyone to dine at Boston Pizza Cobourg and support PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary! Cobourg Boston Pizza is located at 1111 Elgin St W, Cobourg, ON K9A 5H7. The donkeys say "Thanks Boston Pizza Cobourg!"

 

Working Together from The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

Posted by PrimRose on May 23, 2014 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We thank Sandra from The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada for the lovely article on our co-operation together. With the two sanctuarys we can make a big difference in the donkey world.

 

WORKING TOGETHER

 

Sheila Burns started the Primrose Donkey Sanctuary 15 years ago in Roseneath, ON. Primrose is not as large as the DSC but Sheila is doing outstanding work on behalf of donkeys. On site, she cares for 40 donkeys and over the years, she has placed 53 donkeys and mules in good homes. At the same time, Sheila maintains contact with these caregivers who sign a contract of care. If ever there is any concern or the family situation changes, then the donkeys come back to Primrose. We admire Sheila’s work very much.

 

 

Several weeks ago, we received a call to the DSC from an elderly gentleman, recently diagnosed with cancer, who could no longer care for his two small Standard donkeys. He asked if they could be taken into lifelong care but, unfortunately, we were at maximum capacity at that time. Subsequently, though, we placed a call to Primrose where they were able to provide assistance. Initially, the donkeys were brought to our Sanctuary Farm where they were given a thorough physical examination, all necessary innoculations and farrier work. Then, after a few weeks when we were certain that their health was good, we moved the donkeys to Primrose Sanctuary. By this time, Sheila had found a good home for the donkeys and so they were moved soon thereafter to their new farm.

 

 

Working together is by far the most positive way to help animals. By combining our resources, the two Sanctuaries were able to ensure continuing, good care for these donkeys and it is of great benefit for each organization to be able to extend its reach in this manner.

 

 

Sandra Pady, Founder

Shared from The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada Blog  http://donkeysanctuaryofcanada.wordpress.com/

Working Together from The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

Posted by PrimRose on May 23, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

We thank Sandra from The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada for the lovely article on our co-operation together. With the two sanctuarys we can make a big difference in the donkey world.

WORKING TOGETHER

 

Sheila Burns started the Primrose Donkey Sanctuary 15 years ago in Roseneath, ON. Primrose is not as large as the DSC but Sheila is doing outstanding work on behalf of donkeys. On site, she cares for 40 donkeys and over the years, she has placed 53 donkeys and mules in good homes. At the same time, Sheila maintains contact with these caregivers who sign a contract of care. If ever there is any concern or the family situation changes, then the donkeys come back to Primrose. We admire Sheila’s work very much.

 

 

Several weeks ago, we received a call to the DSC from an elderly gentleman, recently diagnosed with cancer, who could no longer care for his two small Standard donkeys. He asked if they could be taken into lifelong care but, unfortunately, we were at maximum capacity at that time. Subsequently, though, we placed a call to Primrose where they were able to provide assistance. Initially, the donkeys were brought to our Sanctuary Farm where they were given a thorough physical examination, all necessary innoculations and farrier work. Then, after a few weeks when we were certain that their health was good, we moved the donkeys to Primrose Sanctuary. By this time, Sheila had found a good home for the donkeys and so they were moved soon thereafter to their new farm.

 

 

Working together is by far the most positive way to help animals. By combining our resources, the two Sanctuaries were able to ensure continuing, good care for these donkeys and it is of great benefit for each organization to be able to extend its reach in this manner.

 

 

Sandra Pady, Founder

Shared from The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada Blog http://donkeysanctuaryofcanada.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/working-together/

Daisies for Donkeys Education Day was a success!

Posted by PrimRose on May 5, 2014 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Even though it was cold and windy yesterday afternoon, we had a wonderful turnout for the Daisies for Donkeys Education Day!

Thanks to PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary volunteers, Buck, Lauri and Katy for their information demos and for all the visitors that made our event so successful!

Legend of the Donkeys Cross

Posted by PrimRose on April 15, 2014 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 Here's the Legend of the Donkey's Cross by Mary Singer

 

All donkeys have a cross, althought sometimes it hard to see. You can see the crosses on PrimRose, William, Taco and many others at PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary.

"Bring me the colt of a donkey" was the masters request

A young donkey was brouthg to Jesus to carry him to Jerusalem.

A week later Jesus was ordered to be crucified.

The little donkey so loved the Lord that he wanted to help him carry the cross.

But alas he was pushed away.

The sad little donkey waited to say goodbye until nearly all had left.

As he turned to leave the shadow of the cross fell upon the back and shoulders of the little donkey.

And there it has remained,  a tribute to the loyalty and love of the humblest of God's creatures.

By Mary Singer

PrimRose Donkey and Principal Craig Myers

Posted by PrimRose on December 11, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Principal Craig Myers at Cobourg District Collegiate East in Cobourg, Ontario challenged his students to raise $10,000 for charity. In return, he would kiss a farm animal OF THEIR CHOICE at a special assembly!

 

Mr. Myers lost his bet when the students raised nearly $11,000! PrimRose was decked out in her finest holiday accoutrements when Mr. Myers made good on his bet! He couldn't have picked a lovelier farm animal.

 

Well done CDCI East students and Craig Myers!


Cedar Cove Wellness is donating $1.00 from sale of each Donkey moon and stars candle.

Posted by PrimRose on November 10, 2013 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Donkey (or horse) with moon and stars beeswax pillar candle $14.50 with $1.00 from each candle sold, being donated to PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary. These candles are made from 100% pure Northumberland Ontario beeswax with cotton wicks. Size is 3 1/4 inches in height and circumference is 8 1/2 inches.

 

Orders may be placed online http://www.cedarcovewellness.com/beeswaxcandles.htm or contact Susan email [email protected] or call 905-377-1743

 

 

 

This April We Lost Our Jack

Posted by PrimRose on August 19, 2013 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

This April we lost JACK our old “busy body” donkey 49 yrs. old. He was such a fussy old man- always in your way – you could see the smile on his face when he blocked the aisle or a doorway. We respected Jack and his weird sense of humour. St. Peter just push him out of the way of the “Pearly” gates. He’ll move.

 

 

Also in April we lost Russell, our big red mule. Who knew a mule could last to 50!! The decision was so very hard to make but with great support you get comfort. He was a big wonderful creampuff – loved Christine and his rides in the forest!

 

Two days later I got a call about a molly mule – Jesse- we picked her up - she is a very large beautiful girl and Chris rides her. Russell would be pleased!!!

 

We picked up Polly and Nellie – mother and daughter - surrendered to the Quinte West Humane Society – from Picton area – what a mess – their hooves VERY over-grown – very difficult to walk - Buck did his magic and now they can walk without pain. It took a little time for them to adjust to a gentle touch. Very shy. Their hooves are looking almost normal – they don’t walk like a duck!!

 

Next came in Rosie and Kelli - miniatures mother and daughter – hooves overgrown – Buck of course did his magic. They have settled in very nicely and are very affectionate.

 

Hello Patrick - a mini gelding – very much taller than his 3 ft. – to his own mind he is at least 10 ft. tall!! And ready to take on the world. Well, Riley anway!!

 

Thank you for all your prayers and monetary donations. Patsy was our immediate concern and her surgery as a great success – both eyes have healed very nicely. Jonathon was truly amazing throughout the entire ordeal.

 

Monday – June 24 - Buck, Chris and I trailered them to Milton Equine Hospital. We left Patsy and Jonathon in a nice quiet stall for the night. Tuesday- Jonathon, Christine and I saw Patsy down to the surgery area. The vet sedated Jonathon as he was so upset with Patsy led out of view. Chris and I stayed with Jonathon the entire day – Patsy came out of operation into recovery around 2:30 – a volunteer offered to relieve us with Jonathon so we could have a break – when we returned Patsy was out of recovery and Jonathon glued at her side. The bandages were so big he could not put his head under her chin to snuggle. We were assured the bandages would come off within the hour. I am sure Jonathon did not have a good night. Al, Chris and I returned the next day, Wednesday, to take our patient and her trusty little guardian home. There was a big concern on Jonathon’s part when loading but he soon figured out if he went towards her and backed into her face she would walk on the trailer and she did! He led her into the pasture beside the driveway. I am sure Jonathon slept for the first time in three nights – I DID!!

 

Today July 07 – her eyes are healing and almost looking normal – the stitches are dissolvable. Kelli, the vet, is very pleased.

 

The dedication and love between these two equines is totally AMAZING!!! How can I tell him what an awesome friend he is to his Patsy!!!!

 

Tuesday, Aug. 01 we picked up a jack, Kitchener way, hooves quite long, two very bad wounds on both back legs from we think a fence. Not wanted. Kelli gelded him and bandaged his legs – he is in the small pasture by the driveway until his affection for the ladies subsides. Very vocal - NOT HAPPY! What a lovely boy. Name –Llewellyn (Welsh for Lion)

 

Aug. 05 – we picked up a little gelding, he lived in a shed for 2 yrs. Coat a mess, with attitude. He came from the Oshawa Zoo previous to these owners – alone in a small pasture, small shed. He was found by a friend of mine and had convinced the owner to give him to us. He is VERY PUSHY – his name of course is JACK!!

 

 

Aug. 15 – we picked up two yearling geldings from the Hamilton S.P.C.A. When surrendered they were jacks. The S.P.C.A. moved them to a safe farm. They were gelded and kept for a week just to make sure all their parts healed nicely. Very nervous, hooves long, coats a definite mess. Look out Chester and Edward here come the girls with brushes, combs in hand and your favorite peppermints. Buck will do his magic on Monday.

 

 

Very busy summer!! THANK YOU – Sheila and PrimRose

 


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