Our work in the UK revolves around the twin pillars of welfare and wellbeing. In essence, we strive for happy and healthy donkeys.
For over 50 years, we have ensured that donkeys in the UK receive excellent care and welfare and enjoy safe and fulfilled lives. Focussing on the five animal-welfare domains, we promote optimum nutrition, health, behaviour, environments and mental states for donkeys. We also aspire to greater donkey wellbeing - for donkeys to experience stable relationships, enjoy appropriate physical exercise and mental stimulation, and to be recognised as intelligent, emotional animals.
To help us achieve our vision, we have six public-facing sanctuaries across the UK; they are home to over 7,000 donkeys and help promote donkey-human interaction. We also operate seven closed farms that provide a refuge for rescued donkeys and offer professional training for prospective Donkey Guardians, staff, volunteers and donkey handlers.
Whenever a donkey is in need, our sanctuaries across the UK are ready to step in and help.
Donkey Assisted Activities (DAA)
Our sanctuaries offer children and adults the opportunity for self-development through donkey-human interaction.