Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
Rejected Irish foal welcomed with open arms
The period immediately after a foal's birth is the most important to its survival. When we received a call about a mare that was lashing out at her newborn, our Irish team had to act fast in order to save the donkey foal's life.
'Finishing school' built to rehome donkeys
For some donkeys that come into our care, our promise to provide "sanctuary for life" can be found through our Rehoming Scheme. We find out more about the specialist Rehoming Units in Sidmouth, built to ensure donkeys are fully prepared to begin a fresh start with their new family.
Parsley, Irish rescue foal, blooms with confidence
Last week, we introduced fourteen donkeys removed from sordid conditions at an Irish farm. One of the smallest and youngest in the herd, Parsley, has made remarkable improvements since finding his forever home at The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland.
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.