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
Bees bolster environment for donkeys
Conservation is key to The Donkey Sanctuary’s work. A group of bee-lovers recently joined us to discover why bees are brilliant, how they help the environment, and why our donkeys need them.
Sanctuary founder’s vision inspires change for donkeys in Ethiopia
A passion for donkey welfare shared between The Donkey Sanctuary’s founder, Dr Elisabeth Svendsen, and Dr Bojia Duguma has made a lasting impact on donkeys and mules in Ethiopia.
Stuart's road to sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary recently took in a pair of rescue donkeys with grossly overgrown hooves called Stuart and Bob. When post-surgery complications led to the difficult decision to put Bob to sleep, Stuart needed help to start his life afresh.
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.