Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
New-found friends for Coco and Will
A stallion with a hole in his heart, being cared for by The Donkey Sanctuary, has finally been welcomed into a new group of donkeys since he could no longer be kept with his friend.
Daisy and Buttercup get relief from overgrown hooves
Daisy and Buttercup’s owner reached out to The Donkey Sanctuary for help with her donkeys’ behaviour as it was preventing her from getting their feet properly and regularly treated.
Helping habitats with a Global Day of Service
Our wildlife and conservation team welcomed a group of nine volunteers from animal pharmaceutical company, Elanco, to help with habitat management at our main site in Sidmouth, Devon, as part of the Global Day of Service.
Advocating for lasting change in Somaliland
With our support, our partner in Somaliland has successfully campaigned for the introduction of a new law protecting donkeys’ welfare – work is now ongoing to ensure its implementation.
World Food Day
Donkeys are relied upon for load-bearing work and transportation by communities around the world, and this World Food Day 2018 we are highlighting the importance of donkeys and the vital role they play in helping families put food on the table.
A new found confidence
An eight-week programme of donkey-assisted therapy has given Gillian, who lives with social anxiety, the courage to overcome some of her fears in everyday life.
Working equines on the agenda at UN General Assembly
The Donkey Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare held high-level talks at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly this week to highlight the vital contribution of working horses, donkeys and mules in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
No excuse for animal abuse
The Donkey Sanctuary has taken 29 donkeys into its care following a joint investigation with RSPCA, Blackpool Council and Lancashire Constabulary, which resulted in guilty verdicts for their owners, a commercial operator.
Summer raffle results
We are delighted to announce the winning ticket numbers for our Summer 2018 Raffle, which was drawn by Dawn Vincent, Head of Communications on Wednesday 12 September 2018.