Born:  1995

British Columbia

Admitted:  2001



Gelding (male donkey)

Before Gemini arrived at the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada (DSC) he resided with his parents, Katy and Peter, and sister Marci on a farm on Saltspring Island, British Columbia, where they lived contentedly and received the best of care. By autumn 2000, however, their caretaker realized that his advancing age would soon prevent him from continuing to be able to care for the donkeys.  He made the request that his little family be moved to the DSC.

In late summer, 2001, the four donkeys were transported by trailer across Canada from Saltspring to the Sanctuary Farm. This long journey was made over a five-day period in order that the donkeys could rest well each night.  During that time, their former caretaker flew to Ontario so that he could ensure that they arrived safe and sound.

Gemini, his parents, and Marci lived happily together until Peter’s passing in 2016 and Katy’s passing in 2019.

Like many of the miniature donkeys Gemini suffers from poor dental health and has been losing some teeth. He requires extra veterinarian care as well as extra food to maintain a healthy weight.