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- In 2014 we rescued 600 donkeys and mules in England and other European countries.
- In 2013 we rescued 493 donkeys and mules.
This webcam is at the heart of the Sanctuary in Devon and features adoption donkey, Ruby. You won’t have any trouble spotting this gorgeous dark brown donkey - she’s the tallest in the herd.
Some of the donkeys in this barn are over 40 years of age and need lots of extra attention. On cold days you can often see them rugged up and standing under the infra red heat lamps for extra warmth. During the summer months they graze in the fields around the barn. However, they are free to wander back into the barn to feed or just to meet some of our visitors!
- The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare charity and aims to protect donkeys and mules and promote their welfare worldwide.
- The Donkey Sanctuary either works directly, or supports projects, to help donkeys and mules in 30 countries worldwide.
- 4,725 animals are cared for at sanctuaries and holding bases across Europe.
- 1,575 donkeys are cared for by supporters through our Rehoming Scheme in Europe.
- 1 million donkeys have been reached in our five largest project countries alone (Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kenya and Mexico) and many more through our
- 1,600 volunteers give us the precious gift of their time.
- 280,000 people visit our charity’s main Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon.
- 800 donkeys rescued or relinquished into our care during the year in Europe.
- 40,000 donkey assisted therapy sessions delivered to children with additional needs, and our first donkey-assisted therapy operation commenced in Africa.
- Since commencement of the charity in 1969 18,000 donkeys and mules in Europe have been provided with a sanctuary for life.