Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
Sanctuary-wide census keeps donkeys and mules on track
In a single day, every donkey, mule, hinny and pony in our care in the UK and Ireland was accounted for thanks to a nationwide effort between staff, volunteers and Donkey Guardians.
Donkeys take centre stage at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The Donkey Sanctuary has opened its Artisan Garden with a pair of donkeys at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Travelling from their Guardian home at Mudchute Park and Farm on the Isle of Dogs, Skooby and Harley stood calmly, demonstrating ‘Why Donkeys Matter.’
Donkeys win the day against skin trade in Nigerian Parliament
Amid growing calls for the equid skin trade to halt in Nigeria, The Donkey Sanctuary spoke in Nigerian Parliament to support a Bill aimed at safeguarding the national herd.
The Donkey Sanctuary Spring Raffle 2019 results
We are delighted to announce the winning ticket numbers for our Spring 2019 Raffle, which was drawn on Monday 13 May by Mike Baker, CEO.
World Organisation for Animal Health calls for better donkey welfare in skin trade
On World Donkey Day (8 May), The International Coalition for Working Equids (ICWE) welcomed the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE) statement calling for better protection of the welfare of donkeys at risk from the global skin trade.
'The Yorkshire Vet' Peter Wright becomes ambassador
The Donkey Sanctuary is proud to welcome accomplished vet Peter Wright - known to many as the star of TV show 'The Yorkshire Vet' - as its new ambassador.
Samuna and her donkeys at the heart of a community
In Harabafta Village, Ethiopia, Samuna’s three donkeys play a pivotal role in supporting her family. The lives of the people, along with their herd of livestock, depend on the hardworking donkeys to fetch water.
Donkeys vital to the Bulbulla waterpoint children
Every day in the village of Bulbulla in Ethiopia, 10-year-old Margartu is responsible for collecting water supplies for her whole family – a task which is impossible without the help of their donkeys.
Change of direction helps fundraise for donkeys
Devonian Alex Graeme is handing over the wheel to members of the public for a unique challenge that will help raise vital funds for The Donkey Sanctuary.