The Donkey Sanctuary has sanctuaries in Ireland, Spain and Italy and supports projects in Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and other countries.
Teamwork and Collaboration
The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland’s expertise was called upon when a donkey was found in severe pain, after being surrendered to an animal welfare organisation during a horse fair near Mallow, County Cork.
Positive talks with Mayor of Santorini
The Donkey Sanctuary and its partner, Greek Animal Welfare Fund/Animal Action Hellas (GAWF), held positive talks on 24 August with the Mayor of Santorini, Anastasios-Nikolaos Zorzos, who has pledged to improve the conditions for working equines on the Greek island.
Rescued donkey Pedro fights ‘bad cross’ infection
Our sanctuary in Spain were quick to offer their help after a donkey was found tied to a tree, shaking and thrashing around in distress.
Healing Flor, the donkey with no hair
When the welfare team at our sanctuary in Spain received a picture of the ‘saddest looking donkey they had ever seen’ they immediately sprang into action.
Donkey abuse petition handed to Spanish authorities
Representatives from The Donkey Sanctuary’s Spanish branch, El Refugio del Burrito, handed a petition containing 24,229 signatures to regional government officials of Extremadura in Spain calling for a change in the law to stop the use of a live donkey at the Peropalo festival.
Progress and problems in Spain
Staff at The Donkey Sanctuary in Spain know they still have work to do despite seeing a significant improvement in animal welfare at El Rocio, Spain’s biggest equine pilgrimage.
Protecting mules and donkeys
This month The Donkey Sanctuary will be attending Spain’s biggest pilgrimage festival, El Rocío.
Donkeys rescued from Spanish 'farm of horrors'
The Donkey Sanctuary in Spain has secured the safety of three donkeys who were left in darkness to suffer alongside many other desperate and dying animals in a “farm of horrors”.
Concern for tiny Cyprus donkey
Staff at The Donkey Sanctuary in Cyprus have welcomed a new arrival – Pip Squeak, a young and very tiny donkey who was in need of our help.