Find out the latest news and stories from our donkey sanctuaries across the UK.
Donkeys give a royal reception to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall
To commemorate The Donkey Sanctuary’s 50th Anniversary, the Duchess of Cornwall took a tour around the charity’s international headquarters in Sidmouth – including a meet-and-greet with a herd of donkeys.
Life-saving team effort ensures Rocky’s road to recovery
When hopes for a smooth operation were dashed by Rocky the donkey’s extreme reaction to anaesthetic, six of our veterinary experts pulled together to fight for his life.
Jonty the donkey regains sight with equine eyewear
Jonty really stands out from the herd thanks to a specialist mask that is aiding his recovery from temporary blindness.
‘Ballerina syndrome’ brings Ashley and Christian to donkey hospital
Popular adoption donkey Ashley is providing support to his field buddy Christian at our specialist hospital as the latter prepares for vital surgery.
Bees bolster environment for donkeys
Conservation is key to The Donkey Sanctuary’s work. A group of bee-lovers recently joined us to discover why bees are brilliant, how they help the environment, and why our donkeys need them.
Stuart's road to sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary recently took in a pair of rescue donkeys with grossly overgrown hooves called Stuart and Bob. When post-surgery complications led to the difficult decision to put Bob to sleep, Stuart needed help to start his life afresh.
36 years of Donkey Week celebrated
Each year, The Donkey Sanctuary marks International Donkey Day by holding a week-long event in celebration of these special animals. At ‘Donkey Week’ this year, we were joined by 290 donkey lovers from around the world.
Friendship in no short supply: Twiggy, Brandy and Gem
Meet Twiggy, Brandy and Gem – three miniature donkeys with big personalities. After making it through a life-endangering trip to the UK from Canada, the trio are now well and truly part of The Donkey Sanctuary family.
Charities to focus on equine exhaustion at Appleby Horse Fair
A collaboration of seven animal welfare charities including The Donkey Sanctuary will deploy members of staff to the annual travelling community event tomorrow (6 June). With exhaustion a ‘big focus’, the team will work to keep welfare standards in check at Appleby.