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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Saturday, 7 March 2015 - 10:30am to 4:00pm. Horsham, West Sussex

Stage 4: Introduction to Donkey Behaviour

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Sidmouth, Devon

Stage 5: Introduction to Donkey Behaviour (Intermediate)

Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Sidmouth, Devon

Sidmouth Saturday Club

Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm. Slade Centre, The Donkey Sanctaury, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

Leeds Saturday Club

Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm. Swan Lane, off Blackhill Lane, Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AZ

Belfast Mother's Day Cream Tea

Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm. 72 Ballymartin Road, Templepatrick, Belfast BT39 0BS

Ivybridge Mother's Day Cream Tea and High Tea

Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm. Filham Park, Godwell Lane, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0LE

Leeds Mother's Day Treat

Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm. Swan Lane, Off Blackhill Lane, Eccup Leeds LS16 8AZ

LATEST NEWS

A sad George on his own missing Zippy

The Three Musketeers: a new friend for George

Two beautiful new donkeys were delivered on a damp and dismal afternoon. Everyone was so thrilled.

The Car Show will be launched in July

Car Show launched at The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth is looking for proud owners to show off their cherished motors at its first ever annual Car Show this...

The Ebay boots. The leftover money was used to Adopt Teddy

Boots for donkeys

Bidding on eBay for a pair of boots I got more than I bargained for recently.

The TAWESO team with Dr Jane Goodall

Animal Welfare Center grand opening

Our partner Tanzania Animal Welfare Society (TAWESO) opened its first branch in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, at the weekend.

Cormac and James with Peter Southall

Donkey help troubled souls

I’m just back from a visit to a fantastic foster home where donkeys and humans are forging amazing bonds.

Sharon Shanks training for Leeds Sportive 50km

Sharon’s two-wheeled challenge for The Donkey Sanctuary

Sharon Shanks is a Donkey Welfare Adviser based in Yorkshire and the North East and has worked for The Donkey Sanctuary for nearly six...