Working towards a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering.
Why donkeys matter
The majority of donkeys in the world today remain working animals serving some of the poorest communities.
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News & campaigns
The Donkey Sanctuary to co-host forum with Ethiopian government
The Donkey Sanctuary and the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture will co-host a forum on Thursday 29 November in Addis Ababa, where they will commit to safeguarding the country's national donkey herd.
A future without fear
When a trio of mules came into our care earlier this year, they were terrified of human contact. To help them settle into life at the sanctuary, we've been providing them with specialist behavioural support.
Lucky the donkey saved from the bottom of a well
A stricken donkey has been lifted to safety from a disused well in The Gambia thanks to the quick-thinking of The Donkey Sanctuary’s partner on the ground.
How you can help
Join Team Donkey Sanctuary
Are you interested in getting fit and taking on the challenge of a lifetime while at the same time raising funds for The Donkey Sanctuary? Find out how to get involved.
Find out what it takes to rehome a pair of donkeys or mules in the UK. Could you be a Donkey Guardian and become part of our rehoming scheme?
Volunteers are The Donkey Sanctuary's true champions. Join this incredible team of people devoted to improving the lives of donkeys and mules worldwide.