Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
Harry Potter and George: partially sighted donkeys form unlikely friendship
At The Donkey Sanctuary in Cyprus, two reserved and solitary donkeys have made a connection that has brought their personalities into full bloom.
New grazing opportunities boost Sidmouth donkeys’ wellbeing
Donkeys at our Sidmouth visitor centre are receiving an extra boost to their welfare and wellbeing thanks to an extension to their grazing opportunities at Slade House Farm.
Life and loss for donkeys in Brazil holding pen
Emergency teams from The Donkey Sanctuary in Mexico and the UK were recently dispatched to care for 700 donkeys awaiting slaughter for their skins. On their visit, they were moved by Ana and Cavalheiro, two donkeys fighting for their lives.
14 donkeys rescued from unacceptable environment
A donkey owner has been convicted of numerous animal welfare offences after failing to adhere to measures set out by The Donkey Sanctuary. 14 donkeys have been rescued from their miserable conditions.
Help for 700 donkeys destined for skin trade
Emergency teams from The Donkey Sanctuary were dispatched after a disturbing call for help. In a remote corner of Brazil, 700 donkeys had been corralled into a pen together with no food and only a polluted water source to drink from.
The Donkey Sanctuary is granted NGO status
Donkeys take centre stage as The Donkey Sanctuary is granted Non-Governmental Organisation status by the United Nations. This exciting news comes as the importance of working donkeys is brought to light in a recent UN Environment Programme report.
Vets of the future inspired at The Donkey Sanctuary
At our new veterinary hospital at Brookfield Farm in Devon, Junior Vet Days are inspiring vets of the future - like Hannah Moore.
Tip-off saves Spanish equines from suffering
An anonymous letter received in the post led staff at our Spanish sanctuary, El Refugio del Burrito, to a scene of horror and despair in a small village in Malaga.
Forever home found for herd of six miniature donkeys
Donkey Guardian Sue made the phenomenal commitment to take on the mini-herd of closely bonded donkeys, after hearing that they needed to be rehomed together – and she hasn’t looked back since.
Pakistan halts new plan to export donkeys
Earlier this year, the Livestock Development division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province announced plans to ‘farm’ and export 80,000 donkeys to China within three years. This week, media reports from Pakistan revealed that objections have meant that the project is now shelved.