Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
Helping our local NHS to save lives
With the UK’s frontline medical staff under enormous pressure during the coronavirus outbreak, The Donkey Sanctuary has been able to offer support by donating vital personal protective equipment to NHS staff and community health care workers in the South West.
Lonely Dylan the donkey finds his herd
Dylan was found by his previous owners alone at a fair with not another donkey in sight. Now, he has a bright future ahead of him with his new band of buddies at The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland.
Charities speak up for working equids at Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development
The International Coalition for Working Equids (ICWE) hosted an event at the United Nations Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) in Zimbabwe last week, shining a light on the importance of working animals in developing countries.
International Women's Day 2020: three dedicated donkey-owners
This International Women's Day, we are celebrating three wonderful women - Stella, Margartu and Samuna - who keep donkeys at the heart of their communities, and put donkey care first.
The Donkey Sanctuary's Christmas Card Competition winners 2019
Last year we launched a new competition for young donkey lovers to design a Christmas card for 2020. Approximately 350 children aged 15 and under submitted their incredible creations, and we are thrilled to announce the winner, runners up and highly commended young artists.
Spanish Royal Approval for Skin Trade Campaign
International animal welfare charities The Donkey Sanctuary and Brooke were given a seal of approval when they took their donkey skin trade campaigns to the Queen Sofia Foundation in Madrid, Spain, last month.
Kenya’s slaughterhouses of horror
Donkey slaughterhouses have long struck fear into the hearts of local Kenyans and their potential closure will come as a huge relief to those living in their shadow.
Kenyan slaughterhouses to close in blow to skin trade
The decision by the Kenyan Government to close its donkey slaughterhouses represents a decisive blow against the skin trade in the region.
Rejected Irish foal welcomed with open arms
The period immediately after a foal's birth is the most important to its survival. When we received a call about a mare that was lashing out at her newborn, our Irish team had to act fast in order to save the donkey foal's life.
'Finishing school' built to rehome donkeys
For some donkeys that come into our care, our promise to provide "sanctuary for life" can be found through our Rehoming Scheme. We find out more about the specialist Rehoming Units in Sidmouth, built to ensure donkeys are fully prepared to begin a fresh start with their new family.