Find out the latest news and stories from our donkey sanctuaries across the UK.
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.
'Finishing school' built to rehome donkeys
For some donkeys that come into our care, our promise to provide "sanctuary for life" can be found through our Rehoming Scheme. We find out more about the specialist Rehoming Units in Sidmouth, built to ensure donkeys are fully prepared to begin a fresh start with their new family.
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.
Jackie and Stephanie find forever family
Playful foals Jackie and Stephanie made quite an impression at The Donkey Sanctuary when Jackie was administered for care at our then brand-new hospital. Last October, aged 2-and-a-half, the pair found their forever home. We catch up with their Guardians to hear about their progress.
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.