A tribute to much loved Jonty
It is with great sadness that we announce that the dearly loved Jonty has passed at the age of 18.
Donkeys revealed as a British favourite despite ‘stubborn’ myth
Donkeys are one of Britain’s favourite animals, despite more than half of people wrongly believing they are stubborn, a study has revealed.
Farewell to Brandy
We’re incredibly saddened to share the news that Brandy, one of our much loved miniature donkeys, has passed at the age of 26.
Pluto finds a forever friend
Pluto was a quieter member of his herd at our Sidmouth sanctuary. His calm and conscientious demeanour made him the ideal companion for Donk, who was suffering from a broken heart after the loss of a long-time friend.
Looking for enrichment along the walkways
Meet Roxy and Lola, a charismatic pair who have been making the most of the quieter months at Sidmouth while the sanctuary remains temporarily closed to visitors.
Microchipping donkeys to become mandatory
A call by the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Christine Middlemiss, for all donkey, horse and pony owners to microchip their animals ahead of an Autumn deadline has been backed by The Donkey Sanctuary.
Blooming under lockdown
Wildlife has thrived under lockdown at our sanctuary in Sidmouth as paths, walkways and verges have become a riot of pinks, purples, blues and yellows after wildflowers reaped the benefit while we remain temporarily closed.
From keyboard to wheelbarrow
With the recent Covid-19 lockdown challenges, we have all had to learn to be more adaptable. Like swapping a keyboard for a wheelbarrow for instance.
Gaining a donkey's trust
Guinness was a very nervous donkey when he arrived into our care. From day one, it was clear he was going to need a lot of time and attention before putting his trust back into people again.