The Donkey Park Zons is a privately run sanctuary for animals. Since 2006, Peter and Darinka
Norff have mainly taken care of donkeys in need. In particular, they take in donkeys
that are not kept in a species-appropriate manner or rescue them from slaughterhouses. Over
the years, many other animal species such as sheep, goats, pot-bellied pigs and chickens have
found a new home for life in the donkey park.
I myself got to know the Donkey Park in 2017 and am full of admiration for the work that Peter
Norff, his wife and his team do.
The donkey park has developed into a project that is absolutely close to my heart.
I am inspired by the lived connection between people and animals.
For Peter Norff, the main idea was to give animals that have suffered a lot a place where they
can start a new life among many other animals without fear.
In addition, the rescued animals now give a lot back to the people. For example, Peter Norff's
team regularly visits a home for the elderly with some of the donkeys. Kindergartens, schools
and groups of handicapped people also visit the donkey park. During these visits, people can
experience the calming influence the animals have on people, as donkeys in particular are
ideally suited for animal-assisted therapies due to their calm and empathetic nature.
I was fascinated to see that animals, who have experienced a lot of suffering at the hands of
us humans, are able to forgive and enrich the lives of people in different ways.
Through my charity work, I want to draw attention to this project, which requires a lot of work,
dedication, effort and a high financial commitment. The fate of the animals and the dedication
with which Peter and Darinka Norff run the donkey park have moved me from the very
beginning. I would like to contribute to giving people in need the opportunity to experience
animal therapy and to discover for themselves what effect animals have on us humans.
For me, the Donkey Park Zons is a prime example for the coexistence of all living beings,
without suffering and fear. I have made it my goal to brighten many eyes with this project in
the years to come. For the people as well as for the animals.
I would be very happy if you would support me in this.