Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
Volunteers triumph over invasive species
Chainsaws and donkeys may not seem to be obvious companions, but staff and volunteers have been clearing rhododendron plants to ensure that Paccombe Farm near Sidmouth, Devon, remains a sanctuary for all types of wildlife.
Donkeys thrive after ear amputations
Obama and Shorty are as different in character as two donkeys can be, but they have one thing in common - missing ears.
Hundreds of animals removed from Surrey farm
On Wednesday 9 January, The Donkey Sanctuary was involved in an RSPCA-led operation at a farm in Ripley, Surrey. RSPCA officers joined Surrey Police to execute a warrant at the site under the Animal Welfare Act. The operation saw the removal of 204 animals, including eight donkeys, 123 horses and 59 dogs, due to welfare concerns. The investigation is now ongoing so unfortunately, we cannot go into any further details at this time.
Donkeys given a new start after surviving 'unacceptable' conditions
Two donkeys found with nothing to eat and drink but rotting carrots and maggot-infested water have been taken into the care of The Donkey Sanctuary.
Donkeys and dragons help bereaved families
We collaborated with Pete’s Dragons, an Exmouth-based charity, to provide an unforgettable experience for local families bereaved by suicide.
Gangs stealing donkeys from Ethiopia for slaughter in Kenya
A shocking new investigation has revealed that Kenya is acting as a trade hub for donkeys smuggled in across the borders of its neighbouring countries after its own donkey population has been run dry.
An astounding recovery for Daphne and Murphy
After being rescued, Daphne and Murphy have overcome the odds to not only survive, but thrive in their new life at The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland.
Orphaned donkey foal finds a home for Christmas
Following his mother's death after foaling, a one-week-old orphaned donkey foal has been given a forever home with The Donkey Sanctuary.
Christmas raffle 2018
We are delighted to announce the winning ticket numbers for our Christmas 2018 Raffle, which was drawn on Thursday 13 December by Dawn Vincent, Head of Communications.