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Give relief to suffering donkeys

Right now, donkeys are enduring terrible suffering. But you can help. Pledge a regular gift today, safe in the knowledge that your generosity is making a real difference.

Thanks to the compassion of our supporters, we have paved the way for improved donkey welfare right around the world. But there is still so much more to do - please give what you can today.

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For every £1 we spend

75p Helping donkeys worldwide
25p Raising funds including trading costs

Zena's story

We found Zena curled up in the corner of a stable, lying almost motionless in the straw.

Born three weeks premature, Zena's back legs were just too weak to support her, so our staff gave her round-the-clock care to help her suckle from her mum. We gently bandaged her delicate legs, and before long, she was standing by herself.

Now thanks to our supporters, Zena lives a happy and healthy life at our sanctuary in Sidmouth.

How your donation will help

Your support today means a life of sanctuary and expert care for neglected and abandoned donkeys, as well as veterinary treatment and global education to improve donkey welfare.

With your gift of compassion we can be there for those animals toiling in unimaginable conditions around the world, while finding loving forever homes for unwanted and mistreated donkeys living here in the UK.

Other ways to donate

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In memory

Pay tribute to the life of someone special by remembering them in aid of donkeys in need.


Supporters who are able to make a major gift can get in touch with our team to learn more about the impact of their generosity.

Community fundraising

Running, baking, skydiving, knitting - there's so many ways to show your support and do it for donkeys around the world.

Leave a legacy

Desperate donkeys worldwide will need our help for years to come. Will you consider leaving a gift that keeps on giving?

Weekly lottery

Our lottery is a fun and rewarding way of funding vital work rescuing donkeys and mules. Tickets are only £1, and you could win up to £1000.

Donate by cheque, post or phone

To make a donation by cheque, please make your cheque payable to "The Donkey Sanctuary" and send to:

PO Box 85, Sidmouth, EX10 1BR.

Please send donations to the address above.

Alternatively, call +44 (0) 1395 579128 to make a donation by phone.