The Donkey Sanctuary is based in Sidmouth, Devon with sanctuaries in Belfast, Birmingham, Ivybridge, Leeds and Manchester.
Public dismay as animals could become victims of Brexit
Thirty-six animal welfare organisations are warning that the UK Government risks public dismay if it waters down animal protections in UK law post-Brexit, following on from a public outcry in late 2017 over weakening animal sentience law. New research released today reveals that more than 8 out of 10 British people (81%) think that animal welfare laws should be maintained or strengthened post-Brexit, while only 2% feel it might be acceptable to have weaker animal protections.
Bronze for The Donkey Sanctuary in South West tourism awards
The Donkey Sanctuary has won a Bronze award in the prestigious South West Tourism Excellence Awards within the ‘Large Attraction of the Year’ category at a ceremony held in Bristol on 7 February 2019.
East Devon MP visits The Donkey Sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary welcomed the Rt Hon Sir Hugo Swire to its international headquarters in Sidmouth last week, where he met the charity’s chief executive officer Mike Baker and was given a tour of the sanctuary.
Volunteers triumph over invasive species
Chainsaws and donkeys may not seem to be obvious companions, but staff and volunteers have been clearing rhododendron plants to ensure that Paccombe Farm near Sidmouth, Devon, remains a sanctuary for all types of wildlife.
Hundreds of animals removed from Surrey farm
On Wednesday 9 January, The Donkey Sanctuary was involved in an RSPCA-led operation at a farm in Ripley, Surrey. RSPCA officers joined Surrey Police to execute a warrant at the site under the Animal Welfare Act. The operation saw the removal of 204 animals, including eight donkeys, 123 horses and 59 dogs, due to welfare concerns. The investigation is now ongoing so unfortunately, we cannot go into any further details at this time.
Donkeys given a new start after surviving 'unacceptable' conditions
Two donkeys found with nothing to eat and drink but rotting carrots and maggot-infested water have been taken into the care of The Donkey Sanctuary.
Donkeys and dragons help bereaved families
We collaborated with Pete’s Dragons, an Exmouth-based charity, to provide an unforgettable experience for local families bereaved by suicide.
Orphaned donkey foal finds a home for Christmas
Following his mother's death after foaling, a one-week-old orphaned donkey foal has been given a forever home with The Donkey Sanctuary.
Gold for The Donkey Sanctuary in tourism awards
The Donkey Sanctuary has won a gold award in the prestigious 2018 Devon Tourism Awards.