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
Harry Potter and George: partially sighted donkeys form unlikely friendship
At The Donkey Sanctuary in Cyprus, two reserved and solitary donkeys have made a connection that has brought their personalities into full bloom.
New grazing opportunities boost Sidmouth donkeys’ wellbeing
Donkeys at our Sidmouth visitor centre are receiving an extra boost to their welfare and wellbeing thanks to an extension to their grazing opportunities at Slade House Farm.
Life and loss for donkeys in Brazil holding pen
Emergency teams from The Donkey Sanctuary in Mexico and the UK were recently dispatched to care for 700 donkeys awaiting slaughter for their skins. On their visit, they were moved by Ana and Cavalheiro, two donkeys fighting for their lives.
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.