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Latest News

Charlie C - the donkey loved by thousands

Fond farewell to Charlie C

Devoted staff at The Donkey Sanctuary have said their farewells to beloved donkey Charlie C who has passed away at the age of 26.

Roots and shoots project in Tanzania

Branching out for donkeys in Tanzania

Community projects around the world are showing us that it is vital to involve local people when it comes to improving donkey welfare in...

The Donkey Sanctuary putting donkeys on the agenda

Ensuring the safeguarding of animal welfare post-Brexit

The Donkey Sanctuary has welcomed the news that the European Parliament has today approved a Resolution that prevents deregulation in...

Forthcoming events

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

21 March 2018. Derbyshire Centre, Buxton
Lucky the Easter Donkey with Easter Eggs

Easter Holiday Hunt

23 March 2018 to 15 April 2018. Slade House Farm

Birmingham Easter Egg Hunt

24 March 2018. Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham B74 2YT