el refugio del burrito

Sounds like a joke doesn’t it? Well, it’s not.


El Refugio del Burrito, literally meaning “donkey’s shelter”, is a registered Spanish Association primarily concerned with the welfare of donkeys and mules. It is involved with rescue cases in Spain and have now established their own refuge in Fuente De Piedra, in the north of Malaga. It provides a safe haven with wonderful facilities for many donkeys and mules.

According to visitacostadelsol, El Refugio del Burrito is located in a traditional Andalusian country house surrounded by leafy olive trees and other typical houses. It is housed in a traditional Spanish cortijo or farm. The nearby Flamingo Lake is famous for the fabulously coloured flamingos that flock to it. Entrance to El Refugio del Burrito is FREE. It is open daily from 11am until 7pm.

El Refugio del Burrito investigates cases of neglect and cruelty and lobbies for improved legislation for donkeys and mules in Spain and the rest of Europe. In Mijas it helped ensure the proper treatment and care of the famous ‘burro taxi’ donkeys that are used to ride tourists around the town of this beautiful white Andalucian village.

El Refugio del Burrito is a subsidiary of The Donkey Sanctuary in Southern England.


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One Response to “el refugio del burrito”

  1. Vivien Says:

    Perhaps this could be something we can adopt in Kenya, for the many
    abused donkeys?

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