A couple from Gomersal, West Yorkshire have been disqualified from keeping equines for life after five donkeys and three ponies were rescued following a joint investigation by The Donkey Sanctuary, World Horse Welfare, the RSPCA and West Yorkshire Police. The prosecution case concluded at Kirklees Magistrates' Court on Thursday 12 January 2017 when the couple collectively pleaded guilty to six charges under the Animal Welfare Act.
Welcome to The Donkey Sanctuary's press office based at the charity's main Sanctuary near Sidmouth in Devon.
In addition to sending out regular press releases, we handle all enquiries from the press and broadcast media about our worldwide work and can quickly source the information you need or put you in touch with expert spokespersons. We also have access to high quality images and film and would welcome you to visit our main Sanctuary to learn more about our work.
Dawn Vincent | Head of Communications
Direct Line: +44 (0) 1395 573097
Nicola Ash | PR Manager
Direct Line: +44 (0)1395 573124
Mobile: +44 (0)7970927778
Simon Pope | Rapid Response and Campaigns Manager
Direct Line: +44 (0) 1395 574618
Jo Rooke | Internal Communications Manager
Paula Legg | Supporter Communications Officer
Direct Line: +44 (0) 1395 573134
Lauren Colvin | PR Administration Assistant
Direct Line: +44 (0) 1395 573122
Latest press releases
The Donkey Sanctuary has recently joined Bond, the UK membership body for organisations working in international development, to support the charity’s global welfare work.
Bond unites over 450 organisations of all sizes including WaterAid, Save the Children, Islamic Relied and Christian Aid as well as animal-focused organisations like The Brooke and World Horse Welfare, to enhance the reach of shared goals.
The Donkey Sanctuary and University of Glasgow have begun an exciting new collaborative project to improve sarcoid management, after application proposals opened in April 2016.
The project has the potential to reduce pain, suffering and even loss of life on the donkeys’ part, and diminish the stress suffered by both donkey, owner and all others involved in looking after these unpredictable cases. The project is entirely non-invasive and all clinical material gathered will be collected during the course of normal treatment.
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