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.
Read how your support helps us be there for desperate donkeys like Echo when they need us.
News & campaigns
Progress and problems in Spain
Staff at The Donkey Sanctuary in Spain know they still have work to do despite seeing a significant improvement in animal welfare at El Rocio, Spain’s biggest equine pilgrimage.
Equine welfare agreement
The International Coalition for Animal Welfare (ICFAW) is pleased to announce the adoption by OIE Member Countries of a cooperation agreement between the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and ICFAW in Paris last week.
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 regime 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.