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There  was  plenty  of  ass kissing at  the first ever Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue Benefit Donkey and Mule Show which was held on the Millot Green in Alstead on September 20.

Contestants who participated in the show brought their donkeys and mules from as far away as Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.

Ann Firestone, resident of South Acworth and President of SYA Long Ear Rescue, said that she was very pleased with the turn-out to the show. Because this was the first event of its kind sponsored by SYA she didn’t know what to expect.

Slideshow of SYA Benefit Donkey & Mule Show

At one point over 150 spectators were counted in the crowd.

Among other events the show included a costume parade, obstacle course, jumping, and cart-pulling.

Another amusing attraction was a Kiss-My-Ass booth. For one dollar event-goers were able to nuzzle the fuzzy muzzle of Sweet Louise, a gentle jenny that belongs to Ann Firestone.

"A huge thanks to our wonderful animal-loving, rescue-supporting community," said Ann. "I feel very fortunate to live where I do, where shows like this are supported. Every person had a smile on their face. There were no meltdowns of any kind, human or ass! I think everyone had a great time.  Our goal was for the show to be fun and educational. I feel that we met our goal."

By Gretchen Abendschein

Costume parade ~ Click to enlarge

Sweet Louise in the Kiss-My-Ass booth ~ Click to enlarge

Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue is New England's only 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Donkey and Mule Rescue.

Their purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home donkeys and mules in need. They also provide educational programs that create awareness of the human/animal bond as well as the specific needs of Long Ears.
To make an online donation to Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue click here and go to the donation page.

To view more photos of the Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue Benefit Donkey and Mule Show taken by Jennifer Murphy click here.