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Help us protect donkeys and mules around the world

Adopt

Join the adoption family and you’ll have a friend for life

Rehome

Provide a home to a pair of donkeys or mules

Calendar

Find out what's on at the Sanctuary in your area

Work worldwide

We help donkeys in some of the poorest parts of the world

Volunteer

Give us the gift of time and get involved in our amazing work

Gift shop

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Visit us

Come and
meet the
donkeys
for FREE!

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Children's holiday activities such as face painting at The Donkey Sanctuary

Summer Holiday Activities

Saturday, 23 July 2016 - 11:00am to Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 3:00pm. Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

Belfast Holiday Club

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm. 72 Ballymartin Road, Templepatrick, Belfast BT39 0BS
Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Oxhill, Warwickshire
Stage 2: Introduction to Donkey Health Care

Stage 2: Introduction to Donkey Health Care

Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Oxhill, Warwickshire
Leeds I Love Donkeys Grooming Session

Leeds I Love Donkeys Grooming Session

Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Swan Lane, Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AZ
Leeds I Love Donkeys Grooming Session

Leeds I Love Donkeys Grooming Session

Friday, 29 July 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm. Swan Lane, Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AZ

Belfast Holiday Club

Friday, 29 July 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm. 72 Ballymartin Road, Templepatrick, Belfast BT39 0BS

LATEST NEWS

Mahkai donkey interaction

The magic of the donkey comes to life

Life can be hard enough for a young boy journeying towards being a teenager but being diagnosed with autism can be especially difficult...

The Donkey Sanctuary

Donkeys and Dinosaurs on the Jurassic Coast

The Donkey Sanctuary is working in partnership with the Jurassic Coast Trust to hold “Dinosaurs & Donkeys”, a family-friendly day...

Train the trainer

In this job you never stop learning

Last week, I joined fellow Donkey Welfare Advisers Justine Thomas and Sophie Carter at our Training Centre in Sidmouth to take part in a...

Matthew and Luke when they first arrived

A sorry sight with a happy ending

It was a cold afternoon in February, when I met an RSPCA Inspector in a car park near Bristol.

Parallel London

Parallel London 2016

25 incredible supporters are taking on the challenge of running, walking, pushing or wheeling themselves over distances from 100 metres...

Bat Walk Evening

Long-eared residents of the flying kind

Ruth Angell is our Wildlife and Conservation Co-Ordinator and I was lucky enough to join her for a Bat Walk Evening with members of the...