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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Sidmouth Donkey Grooming

Donkey Grooming

Saturday, 25 July 2015 - 10:30am to Friday, 4 September 2015 - 2:30pm. Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU
Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Saturday, 1 August 2015 - 10:30am to 4:00pm. Horsham, West Sussex
Derbyshire Open Day

Derbyshire Open Day

Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Ashbourne Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9QQ

Leeds Summer Holiday Club Rides

Monday, 3 August 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Swan Lane, Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AZ
Sidmouth Drop In Day

Sidmouth Drop In Day

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm. Slade Centre, The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

Manchester I Love Donkey Session

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm. Green Fold, Abbey Hey, Manchester M18 8RJ

LATEST NEWS

Dr Michela Minero

Understanding donkey milk farming

Donkey milk farming is a growing sector, especially in Eastern and Southern Europe where donkey milk is used as a cow’s milk substitute...

Donkey owner Babu Vite with his donkey branded with henna

Good marks for donkey owners in India

Dealing with the constant threat of thieves is a big headache for donkey owners working in brick kilns in Solapur, a district in the...

Ball shoes and donkey hoofs

Early Bird Tickets Now Available For Leeds Pumpkin Ball

The Donkey Sanctuary is hosting a fundraising gala ball at the Leeds Marriot on Saturday 31 October to help support The Donkey Sanctuary...

A donkey at Kikatiti market

Welfare not just a dream in Tanzania

Taking advantage of a rest from their toils, around 80 donkeys sleep under the hot afternoon sun in scrub land outside Kikatiti market,...

Alex takes part in a welfare assessment in Tanzania

A handy tool for welfare assessment

It isn’t always easy to for us to give a thorough assessment of a donkey’s welfare status, especially when we’re working internationally...

Bartley and Aidan

Bath time in Devon

Meet Bartley who recently joined Aidan at his new home in Devon.