Most of our rescues have suffered a difficult life by the time we meet and wear many scars to tell their story. Regardless of their experiences before coming to Ninovan, they greet our visitors with open hearts. Over the years, we have come to realise that real change will only come through education.
Our rescues love to be around kind hearted people, especially children. Once a child has really gotten to know Mocca, Trigo, Lanza or one of our other sweet rescues by feeling their scars, listening to their stories or by simply brushing them or giving (getting) a hug, everything changes... there is a connection, and that can make all the difference!
We work closely with our local school programs and are happy to offer internships. If you are interested in bringing your students to Ninovan, please get in touch! CONTACT US
Raising awareness about the needs of equines through education is our best shot at raising the standard for quality of life. We have had many islanders and visitors at Ninovan of all ages, some have never had the opportunity to see a horse up close yet alone- touch one. Our visitors can pet and groom our animals, while learning about safety around horses. We help them to overcome any fears, to relax around these amazing creatures and to recognise when a horse or donkey is in need, and inform them how to get help.
Ninovan works with the authorities on the island to promote changes to law and practice.
We work closely with our local Farrier, Veterinarian and teachers, as well as other horse and donkey - lovers here on our Island as well as on the main land.
If you would like to add some special memories to your vacation, stop by and pitch in for a few hours!
Not into physical labor, but you would like to get to know more about our work and meet our rescues? Feel free to stop by!
Monday - Friday 9:00-12:00
or call: +351 926 910 382
"Being the change" comes down to a very basic decision: Accept a situation for what it is and choose to do nothing, or decide to stand up for those who can not stand up for themselves. All
creatures big and small deserve to be treated with Love & Respect.
When you report abuse, please place a pin📌 on google maps to make it easier for the authorities to fin the animal.
Please report abuse. If you see an animal in need, call SEPNA +351 292 202 110 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are uncomfortable making the call yourself, please call or message one of us.
Kim Howard +351 926 910 382
Rita Carneiro +351 914 626 572
Becoming a volunteer is easy. There are many areas in which we could use your help. Physically with our daily chores, baking or bartending at our events, sharing our social media, telling your
friends about our work…really, you name it and we will be glad to have you on our team!
Just tell us how you would like to help via:
or give us a call!
Kim: +351 926 910 382 or Rita: +351 914 626 572.
Memberships can help us on so many levels! The more members we have, the stronger our political lobby. Membership fees are always due at the beginning of the year and help us at a time when our accounts are depleted but we still have bills coming in. Pitch in here by inviting your friends and family to become a member for as little as 12€ annually.
And if you are feeling really generous, perhaps you would like to become a horse tickler or even a golden poo picker!
check out our fun new categories …
Sponsorships really help us plan. If you would like to feed your soul on a regular basis - this is the way to go!
It is easy to set up a monthly transfer with your bank and you will be helping to create a sense of security and room to plan.
You can get together with friends and help us by covering the annual cost of our Farrier or donate a roll of hay each month!
The universe has really blessed us in times of need with anonymous donors! These spontaneous donations somehow seem to show up in just the right moment, thank YOU! Your support has made a huge impact on the lives of our rescues and our continued success.
Please consider honoring someone, celebrating a special event, or acknowledging the importance of our work by becoming extraordinary donor.
If you are creative and would like to organise a fundraiser for us, please get in touch! If you do not have much time, and still want to help here are a few ideas:
SUNSET & SPRITZ
We love sharing our sunset with friends! If you would like to visit one of our events- stay in touch via email to get your invite or follow our Facebook page.
If you would like to help out at one of our events we can often use a hand behind the bar to make our tasty Ninovan Spritz and delicious Mock-tails- sign up for a shift! If that’s not your thing, or if your talent lies more in the kitchen you are welcome to bring an animal friendly snack to add to our buffet!
Our drinks and buffet are donation only. Families welcome!
Ninovan is perfect for so many things…
PAINTING • BASKET WEAVING • MAKING SOAPS • YOGA • PILATES
Share your talent(s) with interesting like minded people. Whether indoors or out -we have lots of space! Interested? Get in touch for your next workshop.
If you enjoy fundraising and just want to help - create a special FUNdraiser using our space and help us raise awareness for our
If you are interested, please CONTACT US. Or call Kim at: +351 926 910 382
Whether you create a birthday fundraiser on FACEBOOK or an individual fundraiser on INSTA, spreading the word is invaluable. Share our posts, come by for a visit and create your own post, become a member & invite your friends to become members …
WE NEED YOU ❤️
Birthday fundraisers are easy to set up, take very little of your time and help us more than you can imagine!
There is so much each of you can do, no reason not to, and every reason to do everything you can to MAKE A DIFFERENCE • BE THE CHANGE.
There are no more excuses, and for those who need science here you are: ANIMAL SENTIENCE https://science.rspca.org.uk/sciencegroup/sentience