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About Us

"Rescuing Hope, Restoring Happiness & Where Second Chances Blossom" 

Peaceful Pastures Donkey Rescue

Our Donkey Rescue Mission

Peaceful Pastures Donkey Rescue (PPDR) was founded to help prevent cruelty inflicted upon donkeys. Primarily focusing on donkeys in the United States, PPDR takes in abused, neglected, malnourished, ill and elderly donkeys and provides them medical, nutritional and emotional rehabilitation with the plan to later adopt them to carefully vetted loving homes. We also focus our efforts on educating the public regarding the plight of donkeys worldwide in order to bring about change in perception and treatment. 

Our Team

The Peaceful Pastures Dream Team

Learn about our amazing team of people that make Peaceful Pastures possible.

Executive Director and Founder

Beth Hakala

Co-Chairman of the Board

Eric Work

Director of Adoptions 

Jan Myers

Board Member 

Jerry Pirtle

Assistant Director

Michael Hakala

Co-Chairman of the Board

Kendra Bench

Board Member 

Jake Benson

Board Member 

Patti Soliman

Our Founder

Read about our founder, Beth Hakala!



Our goals and strategic plans are created around the acronym SAFER. Learn about our key focus in supporting our mission statement.

What We Do?

Learn how we rescue, revitalize, and care for mistreated donkeys at Peaceful Pastures.

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