About The Caring Place Donkey Sanctuary

Mission Statement

The Caring Place Donkey Sanctuary (TCPDS) will:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate a variety of donkey assisted life therapy or coaching approach activities. We call our approach Donkey Enabled Empowerment And Wisdom! Or Donkey EEAW! Or Donkey EEAWesomeness!
  • Rescue, rehabilitate, train, and find new loving homes for mini and standard donkeys who are at risk.
  • Train burros from the BLM and find new loving homes for them.
  • Engage in other life affirming and caring activities that can bring in income to support the donkey rescue and donkey assisted life coaching activities.


Non-Profit Corporation

TCPDS is a non-profit corporation, organized under the laws of the State of Oregon. Our IRS 501c3 application is in process.

Our Director

Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D. is the director of TCPDS. Nancy has a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Doctor in Jurisprudence. She is the author of books and articles on cyberbullying, digital safety, and bullying and is considered an international authority on these issues. (Google: Nancy Willard, bullying)

Board Members

The members of the Board of Directors include:

Lorette Waggoner

Jane Cramer

Laura Tamkin