PLEASE NOTE: You are advised to investigate advertisements to your own satisfaction as they do not carry the endorsement of the committee or members of the Donkey Society Of Victoria Incorporated.

Beware of scammers when buying a donkey

The DSV have received a number of reports recently of scammers trying to con people out of money by offering donkeys for sale or adoption. We have had to reject a number of adverts in our for sale section as a result, and urge members to be cautious when buying from strangers on-line.  Here are some great tips you might want to consider when looking to purchase (Click here for the article 7 horse for sale scams you need to know) as you can see from the link, it’s not just donkeys where people get caught out. 

Some of the key things worth considering is never pay a deposit on a donkey unseen. Don’t just rely on photos and video as evidence that they have the donkey, they can easily get those from the internet. If the seller is insisting on delivery only, it’s probably a scam. Try and source a donkey from a reputable and known breeder. Ask for references (such as contact details of their vet, farrier, dentist etc.) If the price is too good to be true, that should be a red flag and if your gut is telling you that something isn’t right, it probably isn’t.  Try and avoid conducting the sale through just email alone.

One example we recently became aware of is a Facebook Page (Molly Mini Donkey Farm) offering donkeys for sale. On investigation, many of the images being posted have actually been taken from other breeder’s Facebook pages and websites based in the US. (See images below). The Facebook page has been reported and hopefully will be removed soon.  

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For sale. Donkey, cart and harness

Phone Number : 0408 589 546

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For sale, donkey, cart and harness. Asking $5,000 If interested, contact 0408 589 546 or email RUNDELLSHORSERIDING@OUTLOOK.COM

Super Jack

Phone Number : 0428830923

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It’s been so much fun but the kids are grown and I have too many pets to look after! This is Haiwaiki Jasper (known around here as Dougie) approx 10 hands high, an Irish donkey with style, was shown by previous owner. Born 28/1/2015, registered with ADSA. The perfect gentleman (but NOT a pet as he does love his ladies 💕 ) easy to trim, handle and groom – he does not like dogs but ignores ours if they are on the other side of the fence. He has great neat hooves and keeps trim running around the hill keeping an eye on his jennies. Has given us 3 gorgeous foals in 3 years (and there would have been more if he had his way) 2 with his broken colour. Available to approved donkey family only, his new family must have experience with equine/donkey maintenance, including knowledge of their local vet and farrier. Dougie lives in North Central Vic (that’s why he looks so wet in this photo -there have been flooding rains) taken this morning. A sad sale for our family but Dougie has lots of love to give! $3300 Please text only 0428830923 (3rd photo was at a show approx 5 years ago when he was clean!) oh and he just loves pears!

Two jennys

Phone Number : 0448537333


Change of circumstances.

Jenny wanted

Phone Number : 0499871270


Lonely Jack seeks Jenny for a loving and committed relationship Preferred 12-13hh Aged 5-20yrs (Photo of the lonely long-eared fella for attention) Call or message. Will- 0499 871 270

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