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.
Educating youth in the Holy Land
We've been working with young people to put the future of Bethlehem donkeys in safe hands.
News & campaigns
Donkeys thrive after ear amputations
Obama and Shorty are as different in character as two donkeys can be, but they have one thing in common - missing ears.
Volunteers triumph over invasive species
Chainsaws and donkeys may not seem to be obvious companions, but staff and volunteers have been clearing rhododendron plants to ensure that Paccombe Farm near Sidmouth, Devon, remains a sanctuary for all types of wildlife.
Donkeys given a new start after surviving 'unacceptable' conditions
Two donkeys found with nothing to eat and drink but rotting carrots and maggot-infested water have been taken into the care of The Donkey Sanctuary.
How you can help
Help the Animals at Christmas
Broadcast live on Channel 5 on Friday 21 December, Help the Animals at Christmas saw The Donkey Sanctuary on TV screens across the country - along with the RSPCA, Scottish SPCA, Blue Cross and Wildlife Aid Foundation.
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.