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Ron's Birthday Wishes

Say Happy Birthday to Ron!

We have so much to celebrate! Ron’s birthday, donkey births, amazing moms, 137 donkeys at our ranch today who are safe and happy. Let’s have some fun and spread some joy together this month.

Become an Oscar's Place Guardian

starting in the month of May

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Oscar’s Place Guardians is a group of compassionate monthly donors who provide our rescued donkeys with the food, medical care, loving caretakers, and safe environment they need to heal, grow, and thrive. They are the people who our donkeys (and our team) can rely on for support, month after month — guardians in the truest sense of the word.

Join Oscar’s Place Guardians today to set our donkeys on the path towards physical and emotional recovery. You’ll make a life-changing difference for these sweet, intelligent, deserving animals.

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members and counting!


1(855) 5-DONKEY
1(855) 536-6539

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MAY 26th, 2023

You're invited to the first-ever Oscar's Place Donkey Telethon (Ron's Birthday Edition)! Come together to help save the lives of donkeys who have suffered. Tune in live on Facebook and call 1(855) 5-DONKEY to chat with an Oscar's Place team member and join the celebration. There will be special guests, lots of donkeys, and a DUNK TANK!

For every supporter who signs up as an Oscar's Place Guardian monthly donor, a team member will take a throw at the dunk tank target! Imagine the satisfaction of seeing Ron plummet into the water — all while knowing that you've made a real difference for donkeys.

Every dollar donated will help provide these sweet animals with the food, shelter, medical care, and loving caretakers they need to heal from past trauma. Let's spread joy and have some fun together!

Other Ways You Can Help


A fence to keep our donkeys from drinking unhealthy/poisoned water.


Naming rights for our senior donkey shelter

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Sun shelters for the summer to keep our donkeys cool


Feed for the year for our 137 donkeys


The chance to name a baby donkey


May 8th is #WorldDonkeyDay! 🎉 A day just to celebrate donkeys.

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Meet Ron King

Ron King went from sitting front row at Milan fashion shows to shoveling donkey manure — and has never felt more joy. Not too long ago, Ron thought he had it all: a fast-paced, bi-coastal life and a job as a major media marketing executive in NYC working with top celebrities and business leaders. But when the pandemic hit and he was laid off, he began looking for a change in pace and purpose.

Ron found himself in Hopland, California to help his friend Phil Selway sell a 75-acre ranch. When he learned about the heartbreaking fate of unwanted donkeys, he knew they had to keep the property and take action. Ron and Phil co-founded Oscar’s Place Adoption Center & Sanctuary in January 2021 to rehabilitate and rehome rescued donkeys. It’s a place where donkeys who have suffered abuse or neglect find recovery, healing, and love.

To date, Oscar’s Place has rescued more than 200 donkeys from slaughterhouse auctions in California and Texas. The rescued donkeys often arrive at the sanctuary in very rough shape; many are malnourished, physically injured, have parasites, or are otherwise sick. Through medical care, nutrition, wide open pastures, and dedicated caretakers — they begin to transform. 

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