Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
The Donkey Sanctuary to co-host forum with Ethiopian government
The Donkey Sanctuary and the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture will co-host a forum on Thursday 29 November in Addis Ababa, where they will commit to safeguarding the country's national donkey herd.
The Donkey Sanctuary wins two Primary Times Awards
The Donkey Sanctuary has scooped two awards in the Primary Times 2018 Reader Star Awards, winning the Favourite Family Attraction (Half Day) and Free Local Family Event categories.
A future without fear
When a trio of mules came into our care earlier this year, they were terrified of human contact. To help them settle into life at the sanctuary, we've been providing them with specialist behavioural support.
Of mules and men
To mark the centenary of the end of World War I, we bring you a story of conflict, misunderstanding, trust, work and friendship. The story of the soldiers and their mules.
Channel 5 launches 'Help the Animals at Christmas'
Today Channel 5 officially announces Help the Animals at Christmas, a new live show on Friday 21 December. Channel 5 will be promoting the Help the Animals Appeal, raising funds for UK animal welfare charitable organisations and showcasing the work of five incredible UK animal charities, RSPCA, Scottish SPCA, Blue Cross, The Donkey Sanctuary and Wildlife Aid Foundation.
Lucky the donkey saved from the bottom of a well
A stricken donkey has been lifted to safety from a disused well in The Gambia thanks to the quick-thinking of The Donkey Sanctuary’s partner on the ground.
Hail to the King
Meet The King, the sole remaining donkey on the remote island of Inishturk, off the coast of Ireland. Now 27 years old, he spent his earlier life without even a name, let alone a title.
Neddies of Remembrance
To mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, we’re raffling off two crochet donkeys: Poppy and Tommy. All money raised will be split evenly between The Donkey Sanctuary and The Royal British Legion.
Donkeys help improve key life skills
Francis started attending our sanctuary in Leeds regularly when he was four years-old for donkey-assisted therapy. Francis has complex physical disabilities, and the sessions helped with his core body strength.