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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Donkey and car

Car Show

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

Derbyshire Open Day

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

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Wednesday, 8 July 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Oxhill, Warwickshire

Belfast Holiday Drop-in

Wednesday, 8 July 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm. 72 Ballymartin Road, Templepatrick, Belfast BT39 0BS

LATEST NEWS

Equines need regular rest and water breaks during transportation

New guidelines on the watering of equines during transport released

The Donkey Sanctuary is celebrating the launch of a new set of guidelines to protect equines from suffering the effects of dehydration...

New Donkey Care Handbook available

New Donkey Care Handbook Release

The Donkey Sanctuary is delighted to announce the release of the new Donkey Care Handbook.

Trudi Earle abseilding down the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

Trudi abseils for donkeys

A massive thank you to Trudi Earle from Hampshire who recently abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth to celebrate her 40th...

Suzie at Brookfield Farm

200,000 thank yous

Earlier this month, we noticed we were close to reaching 200,000 Facebook likes and felt we would like to celebrate. We turned the...

Vet Sunil Tapa treating a wounded donkey

Picking up the pieces in Nepal

The Donkey Sanctuary has been working with our partner Animal Nepal since 2009, helping the donkeys and mules working in brick kilns in...

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...