Microchipping donkeys to become mandatory
A call by the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Christine Middlemiss, for all donkey, horse and pony owners to microchip their animals ahead of an Autumn deadline has been backed by The Donkey Sanctuary.
Blooming under lockdown
Wildlife has thrived under lockdown at our sanctuary in Sidmouth as paths, walkways and verges have become a riot of pinks, purples, blues and yellows after wildflowers reaped the benefit while we remain temporarily closed.
From keyboard to wheelbarrow
With the recent Covid-19 lockdown challenges, we have all had to learn to be more adaptable. Like swapping a keyboard for a wheelbarrow for instance.
Gaining a donkey's trust
Guinness was a very nervous donkey when he arrived into our care. From day one, it was clear he was going to need a lot of time and attention before putting his trust back into people again.
2020 Spring Raffle winners
We are delighted to announce the winning ticket numbers for our Spring 2020 Raffle. And the winners are...
Emergency Fund launched
An emergency fund to help working donkey and mule owners in Africa, Asia and the Americas who are struggling because of the coronavirus outbreak, is being launched by The Donkey Sanctuary.
Royal foal celebrates first birthday
Sweet Pea, the donkey named by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall during a visit to The Donkey Sanctuary last year, has celebrated her first birthday.
Have your ‘bray’ for donkeys
People are being invited to take part in an exciting new research project that will help The Donkey Sanctuary understand more about public perceptions of donkeys.
Lancashire rescue donkeys thriving
It’s been six months since we rescued three cold, malnourished and shivering donkeys from a muddy Lancashire field on New Year's Eve. With their ordeal behind them, David, Connie and Theo are now thriving in the care of the Donkey Sanctuary.