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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 - 10:00am to 3:30pm. Sidmouth, Devon

Derbyshire Open Day

Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Ashbourne Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9QQ
Donkey and car

Car Show

Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm. The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU
Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 - 10:00am to 3:30pm. Sidmouth, Devon
Donkey Experience Day

Experience Days

Wednesday, 8 July 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm. Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU
Stage 4: Introduction to Donkey Behaviour

Stage 4: Introduction to Donkey Behaviour

Wednesday, 8 July 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Sidmouth, Devon

LATEST NEWS

Little Vijay celebrating his 21st birthday

Adoption donkey Little Vijay retires

After many years as an adoption donkey, one of The Donkey Sanctuary’s best-loved donkeys is finally retiring. Little Vijay has been a...

David Cook in Ethiopia, June 2015

Visiting our Ethiopian project

What is the best way to start my first visit to Ethiopia since 2008.... of course it is a 14 hour round trip to a wonderful agricultural...

Car Show at The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth

Car Show at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

The Donkey Sanctuary is holding its first Car Show at Sidmouth on 5 July 2015 from 10am – 2pm.

Family Dog Show at The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth

Family Dog Show at The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth is holding a Family Dog Show on Sunday 21 June, from 11:30am to 3:00pm.

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.

Press conference on donkey welfare in Cameroon

Good news for donkeys in Cameroon

A well-treated donkey is “a good companion” and “a big asset to combat poverty and hardship in poor communities”, according to local...