Monthly Archives: October 2009

Hello world!

Welcome to our new Blog about a Donkey Sanctuary based in Asturias, Northern Spain – known here as ‘El Paraiso Del Burro’. We will be developing this over the next few months and hope it brings of the much needed exposure to encourage volunteers and sponsors. We would love to hear from you so please leave comments – or if you travelling through Asturias, why not come along and see us?

El Paraiso del Burro was established in 2007 by Marleen Verhoef with the aim of giving care and sanctuary to donkeys that can no longer be looked after by their owners or that required a peaceful and caring environment in which to retire. The Sanctuary is currently developing a programme of education that will see opportunities for children, adults and children with disabilities and families to visit the Sanctuary and learn about its important work. El Paraiso del Burro works in Association with the organisation Animales de Oriente. We will tell you more about Marleen in the near future. In the mean time please bookmark this page or subscribe to our posts.


Lola enjoying the warm summer evenings