The Donkey Sanctuary is based in Sidmouth, Devon with sanctuaries in Belfast, Birmingham, Ivybridge, Leeds and Manchester.
Quality of life assessment tool launched
The Donkey Sanctuary has launched a new quality of life assessment tool to support donkey owners and professionals.
MP visits Sidmouth sanctuary
The Member of Parliament for Tiverton and Honiton, Neil Parish, visited our main headquarters in Sidmouth on 30 August to discover why it’s a leading visitor destination.
Turbo and Jethro find a new family
Turbo and Jethro are two clever donkeys who needed a little extra attention to keep them content; our welfare team knew of a home where they’d fit right in.
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.