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‘Slashed’ mare gives birth to healthy foal in The Donkey Sanctuary’s care

The Donkey Sanctuary has rescued a ‘slashed’ mare and foal and given them safety at its clinic in Lamu, an island off the coast of Kenya.

The mare was ‘slashed’ by what seems to have been a machete, perhaps for wandering onto a farmers’ land and for eating their crops.

She was left seriously injured with a deep gash to her hind leg which left her lame and in pain and at risk whilst she was also heavily pregnant.

Foal born at Lamu

Car boot sales at The Donkey Sanctuary this September

The Donkey Sanctuary is holding a series of car boot sales throughout September on Sundays from 9am – 12pm.

The car boot sales open trade at 9am with an entry fee of 50p per person. Entry and set up for traders opens at 8am, £5 for cars and £7 for vans. There is sure to be variety of stalls selling all sorts of goodies and a chance for everyone to explore The Donkey Sanctuary.

Car boot sales at The Donkey Sanctuary

Templepatrick Fun Dog Show

The Donkey Sanctuary Belfast is holding a Fun Dog Show on Saturday the 6th of September 2014 from 12pm – 4pm.

A special dog themed fun day is taking place at The Donkey Sanctuary in Templepatrick this Saturday. There will be classes suitable for everyone and every dog! An agility display will be on the agenda with a chance for you to have a go with your own dog as well as a ‘doggy dash’ to find the fastest pooch. This is a day the whole family will enjoy, and for those hard working owners and friends there will be a BBQ and refreshments to enjoy throughout the afternoon.

Templepatrick fun dog show

Ivybridge Dog Fun day

The Donkey Sanctuary Ivybridge is holding a Dog Fun Day on Saturday 6th September from 11am – 4pm at Filham Park.

Wet noses and waggy tails are in order for a special dog-themed fun day. Pooches can parade in the agility ring and take part in the many competitions including; Most Handsome Dog, Waggiest Tail, Best Puppy and many more. It’s a day of canine activities and dog races which the whole family can enjoy. For the hard working owners and friends, you are invited to enjoy the games, stalls, tombola and refreshments.

Dog show at The Donkey Sanctuary Ivybridge

Volunteers celebrated at The Donkey Sanctuary during National Volunteer’s Week

The Donkey Sanctuary has many reasons to celebrate National Volunteer’s Week, which runs from June 1st to June 7th.

On Monday it was announced that The Donkey Sanctuary Manchester has won this year’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service - the most prestigious award for voluntary service and the equivalent of an MBE. The award celebrates projects that help people get involved in their local community.

Volunteers from Exeter University Accommodation Office meeting the donkeys

Donkey Week celebrations at the largest donkey sanctuary in the world

The Donkey Sanctuary will be celebrating its 32nd Donkey Week from 7th-12th May 2014 with events and activities at several locations which are not usually open to the public. This year’s celebrations also centre on the charity’s recently launched 5 year strategy, which includes a new vision and far-reaching goals for its UK and worldwide projects over the next five years and beyond.

Anne enjoying time with the donkeys at Donkey Week

The Donkey Sanctuary celebrates Donkey Week

The Donkey Sanctuary will be celebrating its 32nd Donkey Week from 7th-12th May 2014 with events and activities at several locations which are not usually open to the public.

Members of the public are welcome to join the charity’s celebrations and enjoy exclusive access to its farms in Devon where thousands of donkeys and mules live, many of which have been rescued or were unwanted pets.

Activities on offer during Donkey Week include guest speakers, a barn dance, bingo, wildlife walks, demonstrations and plenty of opportunities to meet and groom the donkeys.

Anne enjoying time with the donkeys at Donkey Week

Tickets available for Manchester Donkey Sanctuary’s spectacular 10th Anniversary Ball

The Donkey Sanctuary is celebrating 10 years of providing donkey assisted therapy in Manchester with an Anniversary ball at Gorton Monastery on 11th April.

The Anniversary Ball is being held to celebrate the centre’s success in providing therapy sessions for thousands of children with additional needs over the last 10 years and also to raise funds to support this vital service.