The Donkey Sanctuary has sanctuaries in Ireland, Spain and Italy and supports projects in Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and other countries.
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.
New guidelines launched to improve welfare of dairy donkeys
The Donkey Sanctuary and The University of Milan have presented new guidelines for donkey milk farming to MEPs at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Shared experiences with Bluto
Our Donkey-Assisted Therapy programme brings people and donkeys together here in the UK, in Europe and in the developing world, providing vulnerable people with opportunities for emotional connection, social interaction, communication and confidence-building.
The exhausted mule of El Rocio
Every year in June, the Spanish town of El Rocio plays host to a pilgrimage attracting nearly a million people and 20,000 equines. For the third year running, a team from The Donkey Sanctuary has been on hand to ensure that care of the animals is being upheld.
Emergency food delivery to starving animals stranded after Italian earthquakes
The Donkey Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare swung into action to provide essential food and support to hundreds of donkeys and horses left stranded following January’s earthquake and extraordinary snowfall in Abruzzo, Italy.