Working towards a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.
'Donkeys Matter' at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
After scooping a silver medal and the People's Choice Award, our garden has been rebuilt in Sidmouth to spread the word about donkeys in need.
Our story - celebrating 50 years
From acorns great oaks do grow. Explore our new timeline to discover where it all began 50 years ago - and where we're heading now.
News & campaigns
Seven foals saved, seven months on
Seven foals found safety at The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland after being rescued from hunger and the cold of a harsh Irish winter. Seven months on, we catch up with the resilient young group.
Farewell to Arnie, adored Derbyshire donkey
Arnie has always been a favourite among grooms and visitors at The Donkey Sanctuary Derbyshire, with his kind nature and striking appearance. We pay tribute to the gentle giant who found a place in so many of our hearts.
Donkeys benefit from ‘life-saving’ blood donor scheme
Many of us donate blood to help people in need, but what happens when a donkey needs a donor? A select few at The Donkey Sanctuary have recently started giving plasma to support their poorly friends.
How you can help
Volunteers are The Donkey Sanctuary's true champions. Join this incredible team of people devoted to improving the lives of donkeys and mules worldwide.
From UK rescue appeals to global welfare projects and relief for animals affected by natural disasters, we campaign tirelessly to transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide.
We're fighting for a world where donkeys and mules are free from suffering, but we can't do it without your help. Whether baking, sewing or sky-diving is your thing, there are a myriad of ways to raise vital funds to support our fight for donkey welfare.