Working towards a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.
'Donkeys Matter' at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
After scooping a silver medal and the People's Choice Award, our garden has been rebuilt in Sidmouth to spread the word about donkeys in need.
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.
News & campaigns
Meet The Donkey Sanctuary's 'Supernanny'
Every donkey has their own quirky character, so keeping the peace among the 230-strong herd here in Sidmouth is no mean feat. Thankfully, we have our own 'Donkey Supernanny' on hand to keep the herd happy.
Welfare training delivered to officials from across the Americas
Leading UK-based equine welfare charities have assembled in Brazil to provide hands on training for government officials from across the Americas on horse, donkey and mule welfare.
Emergency food delivered to Antigua donkeys in drought
A sanctuary in Antigua was hit with crisis when a lengthy drought destroyed the fodder grazed on by its donkeys. Thankfully, The Donkey Sanctuary has provided a shipment of food for the donkeys in need.
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.