Find out the latest news and stories from our donkey sanctuaries across the UK.
Eli the donkey finds bliss in retirement
After ten years with us at The Donkey Sanctuary, where he partook in our Donkey-Assisted Therapy scheme, gentle Eli is putting his hooves up in his new retirement home.
The adventures of Dougal and Hamish: rehoming and roaming
When donkeys come into our care, we promise them sanctuary for life – no matter what their backstory. But through our Rehoming Scheme we endeavour to find them forever homes with loving families who have offered to rehome a donkey.
Life no longer overcast for sanctuary's own 'Lorenzo'
Meet The Donkey Sanctuary's 'Lorenzo'. In spite of the recent storm sharing his name, emergency surgery ensured that this young donkey has nothing to be 'doom-and-gloom' about.
Meet The Donkey Sanctuary's 'Supernanny'
Every donkey has their own quirky character, so keeping the peace among the 230-strong herd here in Sidmouth is no mean feat. Thankfully, we have our own 'Donkey Supernanny' on hand to keep the herd happy.
3 foals that defied the odds
Foals are not always born frolicking into the world - and sadly, many who come into our care at The Donkey Sanctuary have to overcome huge hurdles. Discover three heart warming tales of foals who fought the odds.
Farewell to Arnie, adored Derbyshire donkey
Arnie has always been a favourite among grooms and visitors at The Donkey Sanctuary Derbyshire, with his kind nature and striking appearance. We pay tribute to the gentle giant who found a place in so many of our hearts.
Golden oldies: The Donkey Sanctuary’s elderly equines
A donkey’s life expectancy in the UK is around 30 years, but some live well into their 50s. Meet some of our elderly donkey herd, and the grooms who dedicate themselves to caring for our golden oldies right to the end of their ‘donkey’s years’.
Sanctuary staff save Snowdrop from lethal tumour
After months of dedication, team work and expert care, staff at our specialist donkey hospital have managed to save the life of Snowdrop, a rescue donkey with a gruesome and painful mass hanging from her eye.
A royal welcome to Sweet Pea the foal
The first foal to be born into the care of The Donkey Sanctuary in 2019, Sweet Pea was named by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall on her recent visit to the sanctuary's international headquarters in Sidmouth, Devon.