Read the latest news and stories from our projects and centres across Europe.
Lonely Dylan the donkey finds his herd
Dylan was found by his previous owners alone at a fair with not another donkey in sight. Now, he has a bright future ahead of him with his new band of buddies at The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland.
Spanish Royal Approval for Skin Trade Campaign
International animal welfare charities The Donkey Sanctuary and Brooke were given a seal of approval when they took their donkey skin trade campaigns to the Queen Sofia Foundation in Madrid, Spain, last month.
Rejected Irish foal welcomed with open arms
The period immediately after a foal's birth is the most important to its survival. When we received a call about a mare that was lashing out at her newborn, our Irish team had to act fast in order to save the donkey foal's life.
Parsley, Irish rescue foal, blooms with confidence
Last week, we introduced fourteen donkeys removed from sordid conditions at an Irish farm. One of the smallest and youngest in the herd, Parsley, has made remarkable improvements since finding his forever home at The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland.
Irish donkey herd saved from squalor
When a routine welfare inspection unearthed the devastating truth about 14 donkeys, The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland stepped in to provide them a road to recovery.
Seven foals saved, seven months on
Seven foals found safety at The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland after being rescued from hunger and the cold of a harsh Irish winter. Seven months on, we catch up with the resilient young group.
Tip-off saves Spanish equines from suffering
An anonymous letter received in the post led staff at our Spanish sanctuary, El Refugio del Burrito, to a scene of horror and despair in a small village in Malaga.
Broken promises lead to suffering for Bernabe at Peropalo festival
Our Spanish team - El Refugio del Burrito - were dismayed to witness the abuse of a donkey today (5 March 2019) at the annual Peropalo festival, despite promises made by regional government.
48 donkeys rescued from ‘hell’ at Italy farm
Thanks to an amazing public response, The Donkey Sanctuary in Italy has successfully found urgent homes for most of the 48 donkeys they seized from a “hell” farm.