Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
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.
Sharing the burden
Donkeys like Bukke provide a buffer against extreme poverty and a lifeline during times of hardship and provide transport to emergency supply points.
Connection on a new level
The Donkey Sanctuary has recently trialed and introduced a new heuristic programme, which in essence sees the vulnerable children and adults who attend spending quality time interacting and engaging with the donkeys on the same level.
Emergency food delivery to starving animals stranded after Italian earthquakes
The Donkey Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare swung into action to provide essential food and support to hundreds of donkeys and horses left stranded following January’s earthquake and extraordinary snowfall in Abruzzo, Italy.