In 2008, Rose Karn started to volunteer at The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada. From the outset, Rose related strongly to the animals and their world. Over the years she has volunteered countless hours: grooming donkeys, cleaning stalls, helping at special events, and acting as a greeter on Open Days. Whenever Rose shares her heartfelt stories about the donkeys with our visitors, she gives them a glimpse of the magic that can be found within a human/animal bond.
And there is something else that Rose does to express her affection for the animals: she helps to raise funds by knitting tiny donkeys that are then sold in our Long Ears Boutique. Through the sale of these delightful creations Rose’s contribution to the work of the Sanctuary has been enormous, and this year a milestone has been reached. Since 2015 she has knitted over 1000 little donkeys (yes, 1000!).