Working towards a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering.
Why donkeys matter
The majority of donkeys in the world today remain working animals serving some of the poorest communities.
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News & campaigns
Working equines on the agenda at UN General Assembly
The Donkey Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare held high-level talks at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly this week to highlight the vital contribution of working horses, donkeys and mules in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
World Animal Day
For World Animal Day, we are celebrating what donkeys mean to people around the world. From Ethiopia to the UK, from Italy to India, these incredible creatures are making a difference to people and communities across the globe.
No excuse for animal abuse
The Donkey Sanctuary has taken 29 donkeys into its care following a joint investigation with RSPCA, Blackpool Council and Lancashire Constabulary, which resulted in guilty verdicts for their owners, a commercial operator.
How you can help
Join Team Donkey Sanctuary
Are you interested in getting fit and taking on the challenge of a lifetime while at the same time raising funds for The Donkey Sanctuary? Find out how to get involved.
Find out what it takes to rehome a pair of donkeys or mules in the UK. Could you be a Donkey Guardian and become part of our rehoming scheme?
Volunteers are The Donkey Sanctuary's true champions. Join this incredible team of people devoted to improving the lives of donkeys and mules worldwide.