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
Find out about The Donkey Sanctuary's garden at Chelsea Flower Show, and discover the stories of the donkeys and people who inspired it.
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
Global NGOs pool resources for mezcal mules and donkeys
The Donkey Sanctuary and Heifer International have signed an agreement aimed at improving the welfare of Mexican donkeys and mules working to produce the artisanal alcohol mezcal, while also maintaining income for their owners.
Friendship in no short supply: Twiggy, Brandy and Gem
Meet Twiggy, Brandy and Gem – three miniature donkeys with big personalities. After making it through a life-endangering trip to the UK from Canada, the trio are now well and truly part of The Donkey Sanctuary family.
Charities to focus on equine exhaustion at Appleby Horse Fair
A collaboration of seven animal welfare charities including The Donkey Sanctuary will deploy members of staff to the annual travelling community event tomorrow (6 June). With exhaustion a ‘big focus’, the team will work to keep welfare standards in check at Appleby.
How you can help
Get active for donkeys
Take on The Donkey Sanctuary’s new walking challenge, Dawdle for Donkeys on 15 June, and help raise funds for donkeys and mules in need.
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.
Volunteers are The Donkey Sanctuary's true champions. Join this incredible team of people devoted to improving the lives of donkeys and mules worldwide.