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
Donkeys give a royal reception to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall
To commemorate The Donkey Sanctuary’s 50th Anniversary, the Duchess of Cornwall took a tour around the charity’s international headquarters in Sidmouth – including a meet-and-greet with a herd of donkeys.
Life-saving team effort ensures Rocky’s road to recovery
When hopes for a smooth operation were dashed by Rocky the donkey’s extreme reaction to anaesthetic, six of our veterinary experts pulled together to fight for his life.
Jonty the donkey regains sight with equine eyewear
Jonty really stands out from the herd thanks to a specialist mask that is aiding his recovery from temporary blindness.
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.