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Longhopes Donkey Shelter Tour and Picnic

  • Aug 10, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Lets get together for a fun visit, tour, and picnic at Longhopes Donkey Shelter!

This is an unforgetable tour. See the photos for a small example of the precious angels you will have the pleasure of meeting while you are there. Feel free to bring carrots and apple slices to treat the donkeys. It's as much a treat for us as it is for them.

We will have a guided tour of the donkey rescue facility and grounds, meet the wonderful rescued souls who call the shelter home, and then enjoy a vegan brown bag picnic together afterwards, while we chat about our new donkey friends.

Please bring your own plant-based (vegan) brown bag lunch and drinks. A dessert will be provided for all.

The shelter is awesome and, as all sanctuaries, they truly need our support. The tour fee is a $5 donation per adult, with all funds collected going to the care of the donkeys. Children 16 & under can join us free. If you can manage a larger donation, there will also be a donation jar available so you want to toss in a little extra to help care for these darling beings.  The shelter requires a prepayment in order for them know how many folks to expect, and to avoid no shows, so we have set up paypal for this event. The event RSVP is $5.50 per

person. The extra is to cover the paypal costs. Please read the paypal instructions and refund policy carefully. Thank you!

Location: 50 S. Dutch Valley Road, Bennett, Colorado 80102 (303)[masked]

Driving Directions from Colorado Springs:

Take I-25 north, to I-225 north, to I-70 north. Travel east on Hwy I-70 towards Limon, past the town of Watkins.

Take the next exit which is Manila Road, go south (right) for 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 #66 on the left hand side. It is the 1st property with white vinyl fencing. Fence and gates have signs that say Longhopes.
Take driveway to Visitor Center.

We are doing the morning tour in order to avoid the mid day heat. Please try to be there promptly at 10 so we can start the tour on time. Thank you so much!

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  • Ann V S.

    Such a fun day!!

    August 14, 2013

  • Janet B.

    They are beautiful ... but I can't make it. Kiss them for me!!

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Anne

    See the photos. What photos? Where are they? Thanks! :)

    1 · June 26, 2013

    • Anne

      Not on my end. When I go into photos it says want to upload or be the first to or something like that. The same thing happened when mention of Emma from Peaceful Prairie. I am viewing using the web version. Probably some setting on my phone. Will try to view on computer, eventually. :)

      June 27, 2013

    • Anne

      Now that I am viewing on the computer, I am able to see the pictures. Cute! Looking forward to this when I return from my travels. :)

      June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well I signed up and paid for this but I just got a call from an out of state friend that book tickets to come visit during this time. I don't need a refund but wondered if they could take the fee as a donation to the cause?

    2 · June 11, 2013

    • JL F.

      Absolutely, Charlie! Thank you so much for making the donation (and sorry to miss you at the event!).

      June 11, 2013

    • Ann V S.

      I'm so sorry you can't make it Charlie! As JL said, thank you so much for the donation!! I hope you can make it out there sometime. The residents are truly adorable!

      June 11, 2013

  • Anne

    So happy this is taking place when I am back from Michigan. Will be coming from Longmont if anyone wants to carpool, let me know. :)

    May 15, 2013

    • JL F.

      So glad you'll be there! I had to miss the last one and am so looking forward to this!

      1 · May 15, 2013

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  • Ann V S. +5
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • A former member
    +1 guest

Your organizer's refund policy for Longhopes Donkey Shelter Tour and Picnic

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 2 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: Note: JL Fields Consulting/Go Vegan with JL is collecting payment for this event on behalf of the group and will be donated to Longhopes.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

Regardless of the refund policy set by the organizer, Meetup may issue refunds on an organizer's behalf if we determine that Meetup's Payment Policies have been violated.

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