Vital Information

9 September 2009
Best Friends
Dark brown

Zena’s start in life was tough. Born three weeks early she suffered from paralysis in her back legs. We weren’t sure what her future was going to look like. After a lot of veterinary care, love and late night bottle-feeds, Zena overcame the odds and is now a beautiful young donkey full of life!

There are no signs of her early difficulties when she is tearing around her paddock with her friends Mr Khan and Ashley who she’s known since she was a young foal.

Adopt Zena today to help fund vital veterinary care for donkeys worldwide!

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Adopt a donkey today

Become part of our donkeys’ lives forever for just £3 a month. By adopting a donkey for yourself or a loved one, you will be guaranteeing their future with us where they will never want for warmth, care or food. Your adoption will be helping us to reach more donkeys and mules in need worldwide.

Please allow 14 days for delivery, or print off the certificate in your purchase confirmation email as an instant gift.

If you are adopting a donkey as a gift, please note the pack will arrive in The Donkey Sanctuary branded packaging.

Why adopt a donkey?

Your ongoing support will reach out to donkeys around the world. It will buy food and medicine, pay for vets and farriers, and build shelters and hospitals. And, most importantly of all, it rescues helpless donkeys from hopeless situations. Adopt a donkey for yourself today or share the joy by giving the gift of a donkey adoption to a loved one. By adopting a donkey you are doing something amazing.

What's included?

Find your perfect match today and you or your loved one will receive a beautiful adoption pack.

Adoption pack

Adoption pack

Two gorgeous portraits of your donkey and their story.


A display frame for your portraits.


Four beautiful postcards to share.


Your adoption certificate.


Your keepsake membership card.


A guide to getting the most from your adoption.


Two updates on your donkey in spring and autumn.

Is Zena your perfect match?

Adopt her today