Working towards a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.
Right now donkeys are suffering…
But you can help us be there for them. A regular gift can help treat the sick and the injured so they can learn to love and trust again.
From acorns great oaks do grow. Explore our new timeline to discover where it all began over 50 years ago - and where we're heading now.
News & campaigns
Lonely Dylan the donkey finds his herd
Dylan was found by his previous owners alone at a fair with not another donkey in sight. Now, he has a bright future ahead of him with his new band of buddies at The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland.
International Women's Day 2020: three dedicated donkey-owners
This International Women's Day, we are celebrating three wonderful women - Stella, Margartu and Samuna - who keep donkeys at the heart of their communities, and put donkey care first.
Kenyan slaughterhouses to close in blow to skin trade
The decision by the Kenyan Government to close its donkey slaughterhouses represents a decisive blow against the skin trade in the region.
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.