Peace Ridge Sanctuary to celebrate new donkey barn, rescue program

Nonprofit seeks matching grant donations before July 29
Jul 16, 2017
Courtesy of: Rebecca Tripp Rescued donkey Benny runs in a field at Peace Ridge Sanctuary in Brooks.

Brooks — Peace Ridge Animal Sanctuary in Brooks, home to over 250 farm animals rescued from abuse and neglect, will hold a celebratory event at the sanctuary, Saturday, July 29, at 5 p.m., to express appreciation for donors to its donkey rescue program.

A pair of donors has given Peace Ridge a grant to build a barn for housing donkeys. The barn is almost completed and will soon be ready for its new tenants.

Another donor has offered a $10,000 matching grant to help feed the donkeys, horses, goats, and other hay-eating residents at the sanctuary. Peace Ridge relies on donations to cover the costs of rescuing, housing, rehabilitating, feeding and providing veterinary care for its animal residents

Those who donate $50 or more per person before July 29 will not only double the impact of their donation through the matching grant, but will also be invited to attend the donkey celebration event. This is an opportunity to enjoy an evening of wine and hors d’oeuvres, tour the new property, meet like-minded supporters and get to know the donkeys and other animal residents. While this is an adult event, children are welcome for free, if accompanied by an adult.

Reservations are required, as space is limited. Names will be added to the event list as donations are received. To donate by credit card and for more information, go online to Checks and money orders should be made payable to Peace Ridge Sanctuary and mailed to 1111 Littlefield Road, Brooks, ME 04921. Peace Ridge is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Peace Ridge also holds open houses the last Sunday of each month, from noon to 4 p.m. Upcoming dates are July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24 and Oct. 29. On those dates, the public is invited to visit, free of charge, to meet the animals and tour the sanctuary grounds.

For questions about open house days or the donkey celebration, call Peace Ridge at 207-326-9507, or email







(Courtesy of: Rebecca Tripp)
(Courtesy of: Rebecca Tripp)
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