Working towards a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering.
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.
Are you a responsible tourist?
Watch our animated video to discover how you can look out for suffering donkeys on holiday, and put yourself 'in their hooves.'
News & campaigns
Collaboration with cruise giant to protect Santorini’s donkeys
Following a public outcry about overweight tourists using donkey taxis, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) is backing The Donkey Sanctuary’s new campaign to protect working donkeys and mules in holiday hotspots such as Santorini.
Rescue of Mary, Moll, Benji and Jack is bittersweet
Four donkeys were brought into the care of The Donkey Sanctuary after their owner called for our assistance. Sadly, the call for help came too late for all of the donkeys to be recovered successfully.
A novel approach to internal parasite control in donkeys
Results from a collaborative project between The Donkey Sanctuary and several leading research institutions offer a new way of ‘best practice’ for the control of small strongyles and other internal parasites in equids.
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.