The Donkey Sanctuary is based in Sidmouth, Devon with sanctuaries in Belfast, Birmingham, Ivybridge, Leeds and Manchester.
Winston and Tilly – a bond unbroken
The Donkey Sanctuary has come to the aid of two donkeys whose owner was struggling to meet their needs due to his own ill health, and fearing for their future.
Farewell Little Vijay
We're incredibly saddened to share the news that retired adoption donkey, Little Vijay, passed away earlier today aged 24.
A world away from the glamour and magic of the musical Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, our Bjorn’s story was not so fabulous. Bjorn was found as a stray in 2016 in Ireland, and taken to a local pound, where animals are often euthanised if not claimed. Thankfully, we were able to bring him into our sanctuary and give him the love and care he deserved.
Paccombe Farm welcomes a new arrival
Farm staff and volunteers at The Donkey Sanctuary have recently welcomed a brand new arrival after an expectant mare gave birth. Rescued mare Fudge delivered her beautiful skewbald foal, now named Coby, at Paccombe Farm on a sunny afternoon in June.
Helping to put East Devon on the map
The Donkey Sanctuary’s international headquarters in Sidmouth has joined forces with 35 other award-winning venues, restaurants and attractions to produce a new East Devon visitor map that celebrates all the amazing places that the region has to offer.
Latest rescue gets staff buzzing
A colony of honey bees that took up residence at The Donkey Sanctuary's headquarters have been saved thanks to a quick thinking member of staff.
A helping hand for newborn foal
Staff at The Donkey Sanctuary’s Brookfield Farm near Honiton have taken on the task of hand-rearing a newborn foal after it was rejected by its mother.
Scottish Equine Welfare Conference
Equine owners across Scotland are invited to a valuable day of learning and insight at the annual Scottish Equine Welfare Conference on 11 May 2018.
Claire turns the tables on tragedy with London Marathon run
Bermuda resident Claire will join tens of thousands of runners pounding the streets of the capital this weekend for the 2018 London Marathon. Joined by her brother James, she’ll be covering the 26.2 miles in support of The Donkey Sanctuary.