Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
Ocean comes on leaps and bounds
Three-year-old Ocean has developed a real passion for donkeys. Find out how donkeys are helping this young boy to thrive.
Donkeys wait for death in Tanzania
Alex Mayers from The Donkey Sanctuary, visits a market in Tanzania where hundreds of donkeys wait to be slaughtered for their skins.
Charity calls for halt to skin trade
Donkeys caught up in the skin trade have little hope - the skin of an expensive healthy animal generates the same profit as that of a diseased, poorly kept or weak animal, which means that traders often see no value in maintaining good welfare conditions.
Opposition grows to donkey skin trade
Opposition to the donkey skin trade is escalating by the day in Africa, with street protests from donkey owners in Kenya and the Government of Botswana banning the export of donkey products.
Helping Lamu's hidden donkeys
Donkeys are the backbone of the economy in Lamu Town. Without motorised vehicles, pack donkeys are relied upon to move goods, suitcases, building materials and people around the timelessly beautiful town.
Shared experiences with Bluto
Our Donkey-Assisted Therapy programme brings people and donkeys together here in the UK, in Europe and in the developing world, providing vulnerable people with opportunities for emotional connection, social interaction, communication and confidence-building.
Join the battle for donkey welfare
How your vital support helps us make a better life for donkeys like Skip.
The exhausted mule of El Rocio
Every year in June, the Spanish town of El Rocio plays host to a pilgrimage attracting nearly a million people and 20,000 equines. For the third year running, a team from The Donkey Sanctuary has been on hand to ensure that care of the animals is being upheld.
Donkeys are my payment
To mark the end of Volunteers' Week 2017 we caught up with one of our dedicated volunteers who discovered that donkeys were the missing piece of her life.