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
A man who failed to trim his donkeys’ overgrown hooves has been disqualified from keeping equines for five years, after handing over his animals to The Donkey Sanctuary.
Raymond Grigg (date of birth: 06/06/1948) of Longdogs Lane, Ottery St Mary, Devon, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to three donkeys and failing to meet the needs of five donkeys when he appeared at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Monday (16 October 2017) following a prosecution by the RSPCA.
The Donkey Sanctuary, which is leading the efforts to draw world-wide attention to the trade in donkey skins for the use in traditional Chinese remedies, has been featured on BBC News.
Alastair Leithead, BBC Africa Correspondent, reported from Kenya, and Mike Baker, The Donkey Sanctuary CEO, was interviewed from our Sidmouth sanctuary about the growing threat to donkeys worldwide.
The charity's Under the Skin report and campaign was also featured by BBC Radio Scotland. You can find both pieces below:
The Donkey Sanctuary, which is leading the efforts to draw world-wide attention to the trade in donkey skins for the use in traditional Chinese remedies has released a global survey to help map the devastating trade.
The international charity is calling on everyone who works with donkeys worldwide from veterinarians and livestock officers to project staff and community leaders to complete the short survey and help tackle this devastating trade.
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