At ‘Les Beaux Chenes’ Gites we have rescued three Provence donkeys and also re-homed three Baudet de Poitou donkeys, an endangered breed. We have just started the first breeding programme for these amazing donkeys in La Drome. We do this because we are passionate about donkeys and we feel that helping to preserve the unique Poitou breed is important and valuable work. Normally, we pay for this with the money that we earn from our gite business and we are very happy to do this as so many donkeys are neglected and lead miserable and unhappy lives.
However, with the current Corona Virus crisis, from being fully booked this year we suddenly have no visitors as people are not allowed to travel for holidays. Not only is this extremely difficult for our business but it has a huge impact on our ability to feed and care for the donkeys. All the more crucial because our two newest Poitous arrived in a terrible condition in November 2019, still require medical attention and 2 are pregnant for May and September 2020.
Quite frankly without any form of aid and no visitors, we are not sure how we will be able to care for them. Therefore, we are now asking for your help as a small contribution at this time could make all the difference.
For those of you who feel that they are able to help we would be delighted to offer a reduction on any future holidays here at ‘Les Beaux Chenes’.
We have set up a scheme whereby you could become a Patron of the donkeys or make a small donation to their costs.
If you would like to become a Patron or find out more about the scheme click here www.patreon.com/join/LaDromeDonkeys
This will allow us to weather this storm and for the donkeys future to be secure.