Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
Irish donkey herd saved from squalor
When a routine welfare inspection unearthed the devastating truth about 14 donkeys, The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland stepped in to provide them a road to recovery.
Urgent supplies for drought-hit donkeys
We’ve all seen the terrible situation in Australia being faced by animals and humans alike. When we received an urgent request from a fellow sanctuary struggling to keep food in the troughs of rescued donkeys, we knew we had to help them face the drought left behind by the devastating Australian bushfires.
New Equid website harnesses Amish input
The Donkey Sanctuary has teamed up with World Horse Welfare and the European Draught Horse Federation, to launch a new website that aims to share the best practice for owners of working equids, highlighting the benefits they offer to communities across the world, while promoting their responsible use and care.
Jackie and Stephanie find forever family
Playful foals Jackie and Stephanie made quite an impression at The Donkey Sanctuary when Jackie was administered for care at our then brand-new hospital. Last October, aged 2-and-a-half, the pair found their forever home. We catch up with their Guardians to hear about their progress.
The Donkey Sanctuary Christmas 2019 Raffle Winners
We are delighted to announce the winning ticket numbers for our Christmas 2019 Raffle, which was drawn on Thursday 12th December by Charles Olney, Head of Marketing Operations.
UK charities give a voice to working equines in Asia Pacific region
Leading animal welfare charities recently came together in Bali, Indonesia, to support governments in improving the welfare of working equids in the Asia Pacific region.
Donkeys face population collapse due to skin trade
Donkeys are in a state of global crisis with the animals facing population collapse across a number of countries as traders target their skins to export as an ingredient for ejiao, a traditional Chinese medicine.
Channel 5 'Help the Animals' Appeal returns with a week of dedicated programming
Channel 5 today announces the return of the Help The Animals appeal for a second consecutive year following last year’s successful launch, which raised a grand total of over £800,000 towards funding and awareness of UK animal welfare charities, including the vital work carried out by the five British animal charities involved: RSPCA, Scottish SPCA, Blue Cross, The Donkey Sanctuary and Wildlife Aid Foundation.
The Mules and Men of World War I - Remembrance Day 2019
As we pay our respects to those fallen in times of war, we look back to the mules, donkeys and horses that rode into battle with our troops and often sacrificed their lives alongside them.