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Sidmouth Donkey Grooming

Donkey Grooming

Saturday, 25 July 2015 - 10:00am to Friday, 4 September 2015 - 2:00pm. Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU

Leeds Centre closed

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 10:00am to Friday, 28 August 2015 - 3:00pm. Swan Lane, Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AZ

Manchester I Love Donkey Session

Friday, 28 August 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm. Green Fold, Abbey Hey, Manchester M18 8RJ
Birmingham Holiday Club

Birmingham Holiday Club

Friday, 28 August 2015 - 10:00am to 2:30pm. Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham B74 2YT

Leeds Summer Fair

Saturday, 29 August 2015 - 10:30am to 4:00pm. Swan Lane, Off Blackhill Lane, Eccup Leeds LS16 8AZ

Leeds Centre closed

Sunday, 30 August 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm. Swan Lane, Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AZ


Green grass, blue sky

Beware the big shiny disc and the green stuff

Donkey owners beware... when you walk across that beautiful grass to your donkeys remember you are walking on a potentially lethal...

Herd of hand-sewn donkeys

Bobbin, Stitch, Thimble, Ruffles and Zipper

Five very special donkeys have come into our care – all in need of loving homes and if you are reading this appeal, you are one step...

Donkeys grazing

The Donkey Sanctuary Summer Fair in Eccup

The Donkey Sanctuary is holding its annual Donkey Summer Fair on Saturday 29 August at the charity’s Leeds centre in Eccup from 10:30am...

Donkey at a milk farm in Europe

Donkey milk farming research is now under way

The Donkey Sanctuary has begun a collaboration with a team led by Dr Michela Minero at the University of Milan to research donkey milk...

Kenny, a donkey driver in South Africa, checks the teeth of a "donkey" at an NSPCA event

Young donkey drivers learn to love in South Africa

He may be the smallest of the boys, but 11-year-old Tanchi Sedibana - also known as Kenny - is not discouraged as he attempts to groom...

A nervous start for Olsen

From Ethiopia to the Emerald Isle… who are the best teachers?

As a trainer passionate about helping people understand more about behaviour of the animals they interact with, I work wherever people...