Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
Abandoned Dotty is safe and sound
Dotty the mule is heading for a life of sanctuary after Appleby abandonment.
An ambassador for kindness
Meet Larry the dinosaur, who has travelled from The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon to South Africa in order to be an animal welfare ambassador.
Billy reaps the benefits of new dentistry facilities
Our new veterinary hospital at Brookfield Farm has a dedicated dentistry area, and dedicated stocks to facilitate the treatment of donkeys. This means that donkeys like Billy can receive effective treatment quickly in a clean environment.
Paccombe Farm welcomes a new arrival
Farm staff and volunteers at The Donkey Sanctuary have recently welcomed a brand new arrival after an expectant mare gave birth. Rescued mare Fudge delivered her beautiful skewbald foal, now named Coby, at Paccombe Farm on a sunny afternoon in June.
Donkey abuse petition handed to Spanish authorities
Representatives from The Donkey Sanctuary’s Spanish branch, El Refugio del Burrito, handed a petition containing 24,229 signatures to regional government officials of Extremadura in Spain calling for a change in the law to stop the use of a live donkey at the Peropalo festival.
Helping to put East Devon on the map
The Donkey Sanctuary’s international headquarters in Sidmouth has joined forces with 35 other award-winning venues, restaurants and attractions to produce a new East Devon visitor map that celebrates all the amazing places that the region has to offer.
Trio of donkeys offered sanctuary for life
Following a call from a concerned member of the public, our welfare advisers came to the aid of three donkeys found straying on a Yorkshire road in September 2017.
Latest rescue gets staff buzzing
A colony of honey bees that took up residence at The Donkey Sanctuary's headquarters have been saved thanks to a quick thinking member of staff.
Conference applauds Zimbabwe’s 'strong position' against skin trade
International animal welfare charities The Donkey Sanctuary and SPANA, who are leading efforts to draw worldwide attention to the trade in donkey skins, have funded and addressed a one-day discussion conference in Zimbabwe.