Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
Spanish sanctuary overwhelmed by rise in welfare cases
The team at our sanctuary in Spain has been overwhelmed in recent weeks by the number of abandonment cases being reported to them.
Rescued donkey Pedro fights ‘bad cross’ infection
Our sanctuary in Spain were quick to offer their help after a donkey was found tied to a tree, shaking and thrashing around in distress.
Research contributes to change in Defra Code of Practice for welfare of donkeys
Research undertaken by international animal welfare charity, The Donkey Sanctuary, in collaboration with Christ Church and the University of Portsmouth, has contributed to changes in the Defra Code of Practice, to include the need for shelter for donkeys.
Winston and Tilly – a bond unbroken
The Donkey Sanctuary has come to the aid of two donkeys whose owner was struggling to meet their needs due to his own ill health, and fearing for their future.
Stolen tractor is recovered in Ireland
We're pleased to report that a tractor stolen from our Sidmouth headquarters last year has been recovered by the Garda in Ireland.
Plymouth woman’s 100 marathon challenge
Caroline from Plymouth is striding towards her goal of completing 100 marathons in 2018 with her efforts raising funds for The Donkey Sanctuary.
Farewell Little Vijay
We're incredibly saddened to share the news that retired adoption donkey, Little Vijay, passed away earlier today aged 24.
Healing Flor, the donkey with no hair
When the welfare team at our sanctuary in Spain received a picture of the ‘saddest looking donkey they had ever seen’ they immediately sprang into action.
Goodbye to a dear friend
It is with great sadness that we announce the news that retired adoption donkey, Wayne, has passed away at the age of 22.
A world away from the glamour and magic of the musical Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, our Bjorn’s story was not so fabulous. Bjorn was found as a stray in 2016 in Ireland, and taken to a local pound, where animals are often euthanised if not claimed. Thankfully, we were able to bring him into our sanctuary and give him the love and care he deserved.