by giving women a voice in Kenya
Improving the lives of donkeys
Weathering the storm
The dramatic rescue of Spice and her 12 donkey friends
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Donkeys at Heart
The Donkey Sanctuary was founded in 1969 by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE. It is only through her amazing devotion to donkeys and hard work that the Sanctuary grew to the international charity it is today. Over 50 million donkeys and mules exist in the world. Many need care and protection from a life of suffering and neglect, whilst others have a vital role to play in human survival and happiness; they are at the heart of everything we do here at The Donkey Sanctuary.
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We are delighted that you have decided to visit The Donkey Sanctuary and that you share our love and compassion for donkeys and mules, such gentle and affectionate creatures. Our work is funded entirely by donations and legacy gifts. Your kindness and generosity will help us to care and protect one of the world’s most hard working and humble creatures and help enrich so many lives... for that we are truly grateful.
Ted and Sunshine were given a lovely life in a country idyll with Annette Williams and her friends.
Farmers have some common misconceptions about donkeys, which I think I helped to put right at some recent livestock events.
As I pulled into the yard, I noticed the bus from Milton Keynes College parked up next to the gate with two happy donkeys getting a lot...
A Hull GP practice manager has raised a whopping £1000 by knitting and selling ‘Woolley’ donkeys for The Donkey Sanctuary.
The Donkey Sanctuary is this week celebrating the 50th birthday of Tessa, its oldest donkey!
All the donkeys on our farms and in our donkey assisted therapy centres are looked after by fabulous staff, who not only attend to the...
Zippy was a very special young donkey and many of you will have read of his health problems in my previous blog as well as coverage in...
Doreen O’Duffy, one of our wonderful volunteer knitters, has been busy knitting throughout the winter months to create a herd of...
We’re celebrating a very special birthday. Tessa, our oldest donkey, was 50 last week!
The Donkey Sanctuary is equipped with two equine lorries that travel the length and breadth of the UK to collect rescued donkeys or...