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The Donkey Sanctuary is delighted to announce the release of the new Donkey Care Handbook.
The Donkey Sanctuary’s 45 years of experience and knowledge in caring for donkeys has been gathered together in one easy to read guide that covers every aspect of understanding the needs of donkeys and mules and how to best provide the correct care for them.
The Donkey Sanctuary is holding its first Car Show at Sidmouth on 5 July 2015 from 10am – 2pm.
A whole range of cars are ready to be showcased from the vintage era to the modern day classics, lovingly presented by their owners and clubs.
All visitors will be given the opportunity to enter the free prize draw to win some fantastic car cleaning products! For the exhibitors, there will be a ‘Show & Shine’ competition with various different categories and also an award for the ‘Best in Show’.
The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth is holding a Family Dog Show on Sunday 21 June, from 11:30am to 3:00pm.
A special dog themed fun day is taking place at The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth. There will be classes suitable for everyone and every dog! A lunch time auction with some amazing prizes will be up for grabs! So don’t forget to bring your bidding cash and your loudest shout! This is a day the whole family will enjoy, with face painting and a bouncy castle for the kids and have-a-go fly ball for everyone to get involved with.
The Donkey Sanctuary's partnership with Eurogroup for Animals launched an important project to ensure the EU’s 6 million horses and 1.5 million donkeys are covered by species specific legislation. The recommendations have now been published in a ground breaking report titled "Removing the Blinkers".
The Donkey Sanctuary Belfast’s fantastic Summer Fair is back on Saturday 20 June from 10am to 3pm, packed with plenty of fun for the whole family including the chance to meet and adopt the resident donkeys. Admission and parking is free.
Visitors can take the opportunity to meet, cuddle or adopt a resident donkey.
There will also be a host of games and activities including donkey rides for small children, bouncy castles and an assault course, face-painting, tombola, raffle, as well as a wide range of stalls and a delicious barbecue.
The Donkey Sanctuary Leeds is holding a Fun Dog Show on Sunday 7 June 2015, from 11am to 3pm.
A special dog themed fun day is taking place at The Donkey Sanctuary in Eccup. 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 refreshments to enjoy throughout the afternoon.
The Donkey Sanctuary Ivybridge’s fantastic Summer Fair is back on Saturday 6 June from 10am to 4pm, packed with plenty of fun for the whole family including the chance to meet and adopt the resident donkeys. Admisison and parking is free.
The whole family can enjoy demonstrations, games such as welly wangling, a fun fair and displays from Colours Martial Arts and Fusion Dance and South Hams Hawks and Owls stalls.
Canine Capers will be holding a dog agility demonstration and dog show with classes including prettiest bitch, best child handler and waggiest tail.
The opening of The Donkey Sanctuary’s first charity shop on Otley High Street last week was celebrated with a ribbon cutting event and a guest appearance from a pair of donkeys.
The brand new shop was officially opened by two year-old Sophie and six year-old Josh who attend the charity’s donkey assisted therapy centre in Eccup. Donkeys Doodles and Eli also visited for the day to join the Otley Street Festival, much to the delight of shoppers.
The Donkey Sanctuary has now begun offering donkey assisted therapy to seven schools in London, following the huge success of previous mobile services to schools for children with additional needs.
The mobile services are run with specially trained donkeys from Sidmouth and Ivybridge, who are being stabled over the summer months at a base in Hertfordshire. The four donkeys, named Austin, Boyo, Pharaoh and Tiny Tim will travel to seven different schools, where children with additional needs will take part in riding or grooming and learn about donkey care.