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Home for domestic animals in need on the beautiful island of St. John.

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Welcome to Carolina Corral!

Please note our new phone number: 340-227-9622.

I am no longer offering horseback rides with the work required to care for everyone at the corral. I hope you can  still take time to visit with all the rescues and hear their stories. This decision is also accompanied by the changed environment of the island and her visitors. It is very difficult to find help and only so many hours in the day. With the lack of housing there is a shortage of people willing to do this kind of labour. Therefore the schedule has to be more relaxed.

New activities:

Beginning Easter Monday, April 5th running every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am check out the Daily Donkey which consists of three fun events with the donkeys including sack race, obstacle course and pole bending. Cost is $25 per participant.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4pm join us for a tour of the corral and opportunity to pet and hold the smaller animals followed by an nature tour. Cost is $25 per adult, $15 for children 6 – 12 years old. Five and under free.

Both events are bookable online or call 340-227-9622 to pay with either Venmo or PayPal.

My hope is to use the horses, donkeys, sheep and goats within the community for education and fun! Also working on gaining a 501c3 status for the VI Donkey Rescue, Inc. Meanwhile, please feel free to visit Mon – Fri between 10 and 5pm. Email info@horsestjohn.com or call ahead @ 340-227-9622.

Thanks to animal lovers like myself who over the years have been a great support to the animals of St. John!

I still have some 2021 Donkey Calendars.

Call or email if you’d like one sent to you. They will also be available on island in Cruz Bay at Bamboula in Mongoose Junction. You can also order via PayPal – info@horsestjohn.com and Venmo – Donkeydana, last four digits of phone for verification is 9622.

This is a labor of love on a very small island where resources are few and costly. The animals will benefit from your patronage and support. All of the horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, cats, dogs, and hog are either rescues or were no longer wanted by their previous owners. I do my best to provide for them a good home, giving them the care they deserve.

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If considering a donation you can do so through:

1) The “Donate Now” button on this page.      2) Paypal via the email info@horsestjohn.com      3) Venmo @ Donkeydana, (I have a chicken on my shoulder.)  Last 4 digits of phone is 9622.      4) GoFundMe campaign “Large Animal Care on St John, Virgin Islands”.      5) Or by check to: The Carolina Corral 16133 Spring Garden, St. John, VI 00830.

With all that has happened and the progress made toward restoration after the hurricanes and now this pandemic, most people agree this is still a beautiful place to visit and live.

Dana Bartlett

Owner and Guide

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