Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
Seven foals saved, seven months on
Seven foals found safety at The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland after being rescued from hunger and the cold of a harsh Irish winter. Seven months on, we catch up with the resilient young group.
Farewell to Arnie, adored Derbyshire donkey
Arnie has always been a favourite among grooms and visitors at The Donkey Sanctuary Derbyshire, with his kind nature and striking appearance. We pay tribute to the gentle giant who found a place in so many of our hearts.
Santorini’s Equine Taxi Owners work hard to improve conditions for their donkeys
Owners of donkeys transporting tourists on the Greek island of Santorini have helped improve working conditions for their animals with the collaboration of the world’s largest equine welfare charity, The Donkey Sanctuary.
Donkeys benefit from ‘life-saving’ blood donor scheme
Many of us donate blood to help people in need, but what happens when a donkey needs a donor? A select few at The Donkey Sanctuary have recently started giving plasma to support their poorly friends.
Golden oldies: The Donkey Sanctuary’s elderly equines
A donkey’s life expectancy in the UK is around 30 years, but some live well into their 50s. Meet some of our elderly donkey herd, and the grooms who dedicate themselves to caring for our golden oldies right to the end of their ‘donkey’s years’.
Donkey owners call for an end to Kenyan slaughterhouses
When a donkey is stolen to meet the demands of the skin trade, its owners must deal with the tragic loss of a beloved and essential part of their family. The Donkey Sanctuary recently met with the former donkey owners saying "No" to slaughterhouses in Kenya.
Sanctuary staff save Snowdrop from lethal tumour
After months of dedication, team work and expert care, staff at our specialist donkey hospital have managed to save the life of Snowdrop, a rescue donkey with a gruesome and painful mass hanging from her eye.
A buzz about bugs: sanctuary 'Bioblitz' a success
The Donkey Sanctuary's first ever Bioblitz event took place as part of the charity’s 50th anniversary celebrations, with 548 species being discovered by an enthusiastic team of volunteers.
A royal welcome to Sweet Pea the foal
The first foal to be born into the care of The Donkey Sanctuary in 2019, Sweet Pea was named by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall on her recent visit to the sanctuary's international headquarters in Sidmouth, Devon.
The Donkey Sanctuary takes centre stage at United Nations platform
The Donkey Sanctuary recently spoke up on behalf of donkeys and mules at the United Nations High Level Political Forum. Focusing on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our representatives highlighted how donkeys are essential to sustainability.