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Longhopes Donkey Shelter Tour and Picnic with Colorado Springs Vegans

  • Aug 10, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Lets get together with our veggie friends from Colorado Springs Vegans 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 person and all funds go to the care of the donkeys. There will also be a donation jar available in case 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 50 cents 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.

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 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.

    Hi! If you took photos today, please share them on here. Feel free to tag yourselves in photos you are in, if you like!

    August 10, 2013

  • Ann V S.

    I love this place! Thank you to all who attended! It was great to see everyone, and it was lovely to meet you, Tanya and Jen! Welcome to the family!

    1 · August 10, 2013

    • Tanya M.

      Thanks Ann. We both so grateful to have met such wonderful people. Looking forward to the next time we meet up.

      1 · August 10, 2013

  • Tanya M.

    I will definitely attend. I will rsvp as soon as I get off work. Can't wait. I am a new vegan. I am very excited to become involved.

    1 · August 8, 2013

    • Ann V S.

      Hi Tanya! Welcome to the group! I'm so glad you can join us at the shelter. The donkeys are super cute and have great personalities! They are also vegan so feel free to bring some carrots and apples to give them treats, if you like. See you there!!

      1 · August 8, 2013

  • Anne

    Ann-I am signed up to go via the CS group. See you there. :)

    1 · August 2, 2013

    • Ann V S.

      I see that. I'm glad you can make it! Thank you!

      August 3, 2013

  • Leah

    i want to put MAYBE on this but i cant! i will getting back late from Maine on that friday and am not sure of plans, but still want to do this...

    1 · August 2, 2013

    • Ann V S.

      Hi Leah, I hope you can make it. Text me if you find you can make it at the last minute. Safe travels!

      August 3, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Longhopes Donkey Shelter Tour and Picnic with Colorado Springs Vegans

Refunds offered if:

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

Additional notes: Your payment is a donation to the sanctuary to help care for the animals in their care. Thank you so much!

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