DONKEYTREK - Veterans and Donkeys

$3,054 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 49 months
Rachel Karneffel  CORTEZ, CO
www.donkeytrek.wordpress.com

DONKETREK 2015: "On a mission to create a better world for veterans and donkeys"

My husband Wolf, who is a Veteran of Iraq, is doing this journey in order to heal himself from PTSD.

Wise Ass Acres is a small hobby farm located in Cortez Colorado in the Four Corners Area. Four donkeys currently reside at Wise Ass Acres. Three are in training to complete a trek that will start in the Four Corners and wind its way through the beautiful State of Colorado. The plan is to start DONKEYTREK Spring 2015. The trip will last as long as it needs to last, however we are estimating 2-3 months. We will be walking while packing our donkeys down roads and trails. Our plan is to hit as many towns and cities along the way as we can in order to advocate for donkey welfare and Veterans’ welfare.

Our Mission Statement:
“This trip is about advocacy on behalf of both donkeys and Veterans. First, our mission is to educate and advocate about donkey behavior, donkey training, and donkey health. Second, our mission is to promote equine-assisted therapy through showing what donkeys (and all equines) can do for Veterans’ mental health and self esteem.” –Rachel Karneffel, Wise Ass Acres

Funds will do directly towards expenses for the trek. All extra fund not used for the trek itslef will be donated to Medicine Horse Center for their Veterans Therapeutic Riding Program.

www.medicinehorsecenter.org
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$3,054 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 49 months
Created January 2, 2015
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JJ
$58
Judith Jaffe
43 months ago

Rachel and Wolf, we were saddened to hear of the dog attack on the donkeys and very disappointed that we did not get to host them while you were to be in Fort Collins. Even our neighbors were looking forward to them being in the neighborhood! So glad they survived the physical trauma and hope they will be OK emotionally as well. In the future, you and they are always welcome here.

$30
Anonymous
43 months ago
SB
$20
Suzanne Brooks
43 months ago

Hugs from Georgia.

KF
$25
Kent, a friend of Stacie Furuya
43 months ago
$50
Anonymous
43 months ago
LT
$25
Laura Tidquist
43 months ago

Wishing you all a very speedy recovery both physically and mentally. Don't give up! What you're doing is amazing!

SF
$100
Stacie Furuya
43 months ago

For Raymond and Darlin!

AF
$25
Annie Florow
43 months ago

so sorry, one of mine was attacked by a Rottweiler,several years ago. The Two minis are totally closed off at night and fully fenced days. You are brave to take them on the road every day. I hope everyone pitches in, every $5 helps

$20
Donna Smith
43 months ago

Hang in there. In spite of the short run you two and your donkeys blessed some folks!

SH
$20
Shannon Hoffman
43 months ago

To help with Vet bills and Medical bills!! Donkey Hugs from N.C.!!!

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