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Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

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

Belfast Twilight Club

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm. 72 Ballymartin Road, Templepatrick, Belfast BT39 0BS
Ivybridge Summer Fair

Ivybridge Summer Fair

Saturday, 6 June 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Filham Park, Godwell Lane, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0LE
Derbyshire Open Day

Derbyshire Open Day

Sunday, 7 June 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Ashbourne Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9QQ
Leeds Dog Show

Leeds Dog Show

Sunday, 7 June 2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm. Swan Lane, Off Blackhill Lane, Eccup, Leeds LS16 8AZ
Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

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


Hazel and Hawthorn hand-crafted donkeys

For the love of donkeys

Hazel and Hawthorn invite you to join them in raising funds for over 3,000 donkeys and mules currently in our care here in the UK.

Sarcoid on the leg

A new tool in the war against sarcoids

Sarcoids are nasty skin tumours which can affect donkeys of any age but tend to occur in younger animals and can frequently recur or be...

Leeds Fun Dog Show

Fun Dog Show at The Donkey Sanctuary Leeds

The Donkey Sanctuary Leeds is holding a Fun Dog Show on Sunday 7 June 2015, from 11am to 3pm.

Summer Fair at The Donkey Sanctuary Ivybridge

Summer Fair at The Donkey Sanctuary Ivybridge

The Donkey Sanctuary Ivybridge’s fantastic Summer Fair is back on Saturday 6 June from 10am to 4pm, packed with plenty of fun for the...

Dianne Littlewood

Dianne loved donkeys

We were touched to receive an email from Joe Littlewood letting us know about the online fundraising page he set up in memory of his...

The Donkey Sanctuary opens a charity shop in Otley

The Donkey Sanctuary opens its first shop in Otley

The opening of The Donkey Sanctuary’s first charity shop on Otley High Street last week was celebrated with a ribbon cutting event and a...