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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 - 10:00am to 3:30pm. Sidmouth, Devon

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 - 10:30am to 4:00pm. Derbyshire Centre, Buxton

Belfast Twilight Club

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm. 72 Ballymartin Road, Templepatrick, Belfast BT39 0BS

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Saturday, 7 March 2015 - 10:30am to 4:00pm. Horsham, West Sussex

Stage 4: Introduction to Donkey Behaviour

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Sidmouth, Devon

Stage 5: Introduction to Donkey Behaviour (Intermediate)

Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Sidmouth, Devon

Leeds Saturday Club

Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm. Swan Lane, off Blackhill Lane, Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AZ

Sidmouth Saturday Club

Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm. Slade Centre, The Donkey Sanctaury, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

LATEST NEWS

Donkeys at Paccombe Farm

Dip into Donkey Week this May

Why not come and see behind the scenes at The Donkey Sanctuary this May?

The team at the festival's agricultural fair

Raising awareness among Ethiopian farmers

This week the 7th Farmers and Semi-pastoralists Festival is celebrated in Hawassaa. The festival is aimed at creating a strong working...

Three pack mules

Pack-animal welfare checks introduced for the expeditions industry

Mules have been the backbone of the mountain tourism industry in Morocco for over thirty years.

Spring donkeys quilted blanket

Counting donkeys this Spring

Glenys Johns from Cornwall recently sent us this beautiful hand-made quilted blanket asking if we could find a way to raise funds for...

Scrubbing up before an operation

It's a busy time at the vets!

2014 was a busy year in the Veterinary Department. As well as all the routine visits to our farms our vets were working hard at the...

William 'leading' Buttons

Buttons and William go for a walk

Two of our lovely donkeys enjoy walks so much that last week they were even spotted taking each other for a walk!