Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
Bees bolster environment for donkeys
Conservation is key to The Donkey Sanctuary’s work. A group of bee-lovers recently joined us to discover why bees are brilliant, how they help the environment, and why our donkeys need them.
Sanctuary founder’s vision inspires change for donkeys in Ethiopia
A passion for donkey welfare shared between The Donkey Sanctuary’s founder, Dr Elisabeth Svendsen, and Dr Bojia Duguma has made a lasting impact on donkeys and mules in Ethiopia.
Stuart's road to sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary recently took in a pair of rescue donkeys with grossly overgrown hooves called Stuart and Bob. When post-surgery complications led to the difficult decision to put Bob to sleep, Stuart needed help to start his life afresh.
Global NGOs pool resources for mezcal mules and donkeys
The Donkey Sanctuary and Heifer International have signed an agreement aimed at improving the welfare of Mexican donkeys and mules working to produce the artisanal alcohol mezcal, while also maintaining income for their owners.
36 years of Donkey Week celebrated
Each year, The Donkey Sanctuary marks International Donkey Day by holding a week-long event in celebration of these special animals. At ‘Donkey Week’ this year, we were joined by 290 donkey lovers from around the world.
Friendship in no short supply: Twiggy, Brandy and Gem
Meet Twiggy, Brandy and Gem – three miniature donkeys with big personalities. After making it through a life-endangering trip to the UK from Canada, the trio are now well and truly part of The Donkey Sanctuary family.
Charities to focus on equine exhaustion at Appleby Horse Fair
A collaboration of seven animal welfare charities including The Donkey Sanctuary will deploy members of staff to the annual travelling community event tomorrow (6 June). With exhaustion a ‘big focus’, the team will work to keep welfare standards in check at Appleby.
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.’