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Sidmouth Donkey Grooming

Donkey Grooming

Saturday, 25 July 2015 - 10:00am to Friday, 4 September 2015 - 2:00pm. Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU

Leeds Centre closed

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, 4 September 2015 - 4:00pm. Swan Lane, Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AZ
Stage 2: Introduction to Donkey Health Care

Stage 2: Introduction to Donkey Health Care

Thursday, 3 September 2015 - 10:00am to 3:30pm. Sidmouth, Devon
Stage 2: Introduction to Donkey Health Care

Stage 2: Introduction to Donkey Health Care

Friday, 4 September 2015 - 10:30am to 4:00pm. Colne Engaine, Essex
Ivybridge Dog Fun Day

Ivybridge Dog Fun Day

Saturday, 5 September 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm. Filham Park, Godwell Lane, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0LE

Birmingham Pirate Day

Saturday, 5 September 2015 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham B74 2YT


Henry looking forward to making friends

Introducing Henry, everybody's friend

We are so excited to finally be able to introduce you all to our friend and yours, new adoption donkey Henry.

Green grass, blue sky

Beware the big shiny disc and the green stuff

Donkey owners beware... when you walk across that beautiful grass to your donkeys remember you are walking on a potentially lethal...

Herd of hand-sewn donkeys

Bobbin, Stitch, Thimble, Ruffles and Zipper

Five very special donkeys have come into our care – all in need of loving homes and if you are reading this appeal, you are one step...

Donkeys grazing

The Donkey Sanctuary Summer Fair in Eccup

The Donkey Sanctuary is holding its annual Donkey Summer Fair on Saturday 29 August at the charity’s Leeds centre in Eccup from 10:30am...

Donkey at a milk farm in Europe

Donkey milk farming research is now under way

The Donkey Sanctuary has begun a collaboration with a team led by Dr Michela Minero at the University of Milan to research donkey milk...

Kenny, a donkey driver in South Africa, checks the teeth of a "donkey" at an NSPCA event

Young donkey drivers learn to love in South Africa

He may be the smallest of the boys, but 11-year-old Tanchi Sedibana - also known as Kenny - is not discouraged as he attempts to groom...