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
Research contributes to change in Defra Code of Practice for welfare of donkeys
Research undertaken by international animal welfare charity, The Donkey Sanctuary, in collaboration with Christ Church and the University of Portsmouth, has contributed to changes in the Defra Code of Practice, to include the need for shelter for donkeys.
Healing Flor, the donkey with no hair
When the welfare team at our sanctuary in Spain received a picture of the ‘saddest looking donkey they had ever seen’ they immediately sprang into action.
Donkey abuse petition handed to Spanish authorities
Representatives from The Donkey Sanctuary’s Spanish branch, El Refugio del Burrito, handed a petition containing 24,229 signatures to regional government officials of Extremadura in Spain calling for a change in the law to stop the use of a live donkey at the Peropalo festival.
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.