Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
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.
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.
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.
Donkeys and fireworks - top tips
The Donkey Sanctuary is reminding donkey owners to keep their pets safe during the weeks surrounding bonfire night. Donkeys can become frightened at this time of year and occasionally bolt from firework noise and can become injured.
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.
Tackling the donkey skin trade in Brazil
Following disturbing reports of donkeys enduring the most terrible suffering after being rounded up and transported long distances to the holding base of slaughterhouses in Brazil, a team from The Donkey Sanctuary went to investigate.
Jail and life ban for man who caused suffering to horses and donkeys
A man from Selby who admitted causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of a large number of horses and donkeys has been jailed and disqualified from keeping animals for life, after an RSPCA prosecution.
Donkey skin trade targets Brazil
For the first time, The Donkey Sanctuary and its Brazilian partners, formed as the National Donkey Taskforce, have significant evidence that the international trade in donkey skins is now reaching South America.
Charities put equine health on the agenda at China talks
The Donkey Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare are in Beijing this week for animal welfare talks, with equine health specifically on the agenda for the first time at such an event in China.