Donkey Meet and Potluck!

  • January 27, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Come meet homeless donkeys at the Longhopes Donkey Shelter in Bennett, CO! (

An orientation tour and visit time with the shelter donkeys will be followed by a vegan potluck (no meat, eggs, dairy or honey).

Please dress appropriately in layers for the weather since the tour and donkeys will be outdoors. The potluck will be indoors.

ATTENTION PLEASE: This event is posted to two meetup groups. If you happen to belong to both groups, please only sign up for this event to one group. Thank you!

DIRECTIONS: Travel on I-70 east out of Denver towards Limon Pass the town of Watkins. Take the next exit which is Manila Road. Go south (right) at exit 1 mile. Go east (left) on County Road 6 approximately 2 miles. Go south (right) onto Dutch Valley Road which is a short, DEAD END, gravel road. It is a right only turn. Go to #50 on the left hand side. It is the 2nd place with white vinyl fencing. Fence and gates have signs that say Longhopes Acres.

A carpool will be leaving Boulder at approximately 10:00am. Please send email for more information to [masked]

If you want to host a carpool from another area, please post in the comment section at the bottom of this page. Thanks!

NOTE:: Snow date for this event Sunday, February 24, 2012. An announcement will be sent if event date changes.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the tour and potluck. It was a great idea.

    1 · January 27, 2013

  • Mike

    I wasn't able to make it this time, but I hope we do this again!

    January 27, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    hi guys,
    i am sorry to miss seeing everyone but i am not feeling well and need to stay in and miss this gathering. if you need a carpool please meet andrea at 9:45 in front of safeway on foothills and she can fit 4 folks. leave her a message here so she knows to look out for you but she'll be leaving promptly at 10am. i hope everyone has a great time.lisa

    January 26, 2013

  • Mike

    What time will the carpool return to Boulder? Thanks!

    January 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Mike, Sage is working the carpool. It's hard to estimate what time the carpool will return. It will depend on how the event goes. If you'll be in a rush to get back, you might want to skip the carpool. If you have more questions, you may email Sage directly at her email address in the body of the event details under A carpool.... Thanks! See you at the event!

      January 22, 2013

  • Carl

    Hey everyone. This will be fun; hopefully we can have a few folks come out. I (with my wife Lisa) have been going out to Longhopes for a few years now. The goal of Longhopes #1 rescue donkeys in need of a good home and #2 to get the donkeys person friendly enough to adopt out into a good home (typically in pairs). Volunteer activities have included brushing/combing, cleaning hooves, bridle-training, leading them around [sometimes quite difficult], getting them to be trailer loadable, cleaning the facilities and helping with physical labor. Donkeys have a better chance for adoption if they are used to people, being handled and led around.

    There is a large visitors center building (heated) with room for many. Vs discussing everything 2x - please see link for the other redundant meet-up here:

    January 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Carl, the two events aren't redundant, because we only share a handful of members. I have never counted (couldn't possibly find the time), but I'm thinking less than half belong to both groups. Also, we seldom have crossover events, plus we make an effort not to have conflicting events so our crossover members don't have to choose. We didn't want to leave anyone out of this special gathering, because they don't belong to both. I hope that makes sense. Thank you for helping set this up and for helping to host. If you prefer not to host on the Boulder group, no problem. I can make that adjustment. Let me know via email. Thanks!

      1 · January 8, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    hi everyone, i'll be arranging carpools from boulder. let me know if you can drive or would like a ride in your rsvp.

    January 8, 2013

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