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.
Help donkeys like Echo this Christmas
Last New Year’s Eve we rescued a young donkey called Echo who was cruelly abandoned in a muddy field.
News & campaigns
Nepal brick kilns workshop targets lasting change for donkeys
The Donkey Sanctuary has co-hosted a South Asia regional workshop in Nepal on animal welfare, child and bonded labour and the environment in brick kilns.
Committing to safeguarding Ethiopia's national donkey herd
Experts from Ethiopia and the UK gathered in Addis Ababa today (29 November) to discuss how to protect Ethiopia’s national donkey herd from the global trade in donkey skins.
Donkey skin trade in the spotlight at European Parliament
For the first time, The Donkey Sanctuary presented members of the European Parliament with evidence of the growing donkey skin trade at a meeting in Strasbourg last week.
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.