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Sanctuary From Your Sofa: Marvellous Mules

Sanctuary From Your Sofa: Marvellous Mules

17 October 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30

Our award-winning Sanctuary From Your Sofa event is back. Enjoy a virtual trip to Town Barton Farm, situated on the edge of the picturesque Dartmoor National Park.

Join us on Sunday, 17 October, as we take you behind-the-scenes at Town Barton Farm.

Our farms across the country provide a refuge for donkeys and mules in need. Town Barton Farm specialises in looking after mules and hinnies and trains donkeys and mules looking to take their next steps in life.

As with all of our outlying farms, Town Barton is not open to the public, so this is a unique opportunity to say hello to the resident animals and the fantastic team of people that care for them.

You'll be able to watch the videos on this page or via our YouTube channel.

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2pm - Welcome to Town Barton Farm (LIVE)

We'll start the afternoon with an introduction from Farm Manager Paul Carter and his team, who will welcome us to the farm and speak about the vital work that they do.

2.30pm - Life on the farm (Pre-recorded)

The team will be taking us through day-to-day life on the farm, including some fascinating insight into how they produce haylage for their residents.

3pm - Meet our mules (LIVE)

To round out the day, we'll be getting up close and personal with some of the farm's resident mules. Paul and his team will be there to introduce us and share the herd's stories.

Please note this schedule may be subject to change.

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Frequently asked questions

Why did you change the event date?

One of our resident donkeys at Town Barton Farm was poorly and receiving treatment from our dedicated veterinary team and farm grooms.

To ensure the donkey and the wider herd received all the attention and care they needed, we decided to postpone the event to Sunday, 17 October. We're sorry for any inconvenience, but we hope you understand that donkey care and welfare must always come first.

How do I watch?

The videos will be available to watch above.

Alternatively, using your smartphone, tablet or computer, head to our YouTube channel and tune in there.

Can I rewatch afterwards?

Of course - you'll be able to catch up on anything you miss on this page or on our YouTube channel.

Can I watch on Facebook?

No. We won't be broadcasting this virtual event through Facebook, but you will still be able to watch on this page or through our YouTube channel.