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Welcome to our family

We are delighted that you have decided to visit The Donkey Sanctuary and that you share our love and compassion for donkeys and mules, such gentle and affectionate creatures. Our work is funded entirely by donations and legacy gifts. Your kindness and generosity will help us to care and protect one of the world’s most hard working and humble creatures and help enrich so many lives... for that we are truly grateful.

Donkeys at Heart

The Donkey Sanctuary was founded in 1969 by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE. It is only through her amazing devotion to donkeys and hard work that the Sanctuary grew to the international charity it is today. Over 50 million donkeys and mules exist in the world. Many need care and protection from a life of suffering and neglect, whilst others have a vital role to play in human survival and happiness; they are at the heart of everything we do here at The Donkey Sanctuary.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Friday, 4 September, 2015 - 10:00
Knockardbane Farm, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co Cork
Friday, 11 September, 2015 - 10:00
Kanturk, Main Street, Co. Cork.
Friday, 11 September, 2015 - 10:00
Knockardbane Farm, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co Cork
Friday, 2 October, 2015 - 10:00
Knockardbane Farm, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co Cork
Friday, 6 November, 2015 - 10:00
Knockardbane Farm, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co Cork

LATEST NEWS

Did you know that donkeys can live for up to fifty years if treated correctly? We have almost 1,700 donkeys altogether in our care in...

Many people are not aware that if you are a donkey owner and you have concerns about your donkey’s health and welfare- we are here to...

As the summer draws to a close we reflect on the busy months that have passed us by.

Dear Groups- Secondary, Primary, Pre-Schools, Senior Citizens etc.

When faced with insurmountable odds, I know that my response and my fellow Welfare Advisers is to go that extra mile for donkeys in need...

Jay and Matthew are two beautiful 4 year old gelded donkeys. Jay was abandoned in Dublin in October 2013 and Matthew was abandoned in...

The Donkey Sanctuary has rescued over 337 donkeys so far in 2015 with a long waiting list of donkeys yet to come in. We need your help...

There is nothing more rewarding for us here at the Sanctuary than seeing a donkey's life transformed for the better.

We are always telling people that donkeys are sociable animals which need company. This was certainly the case for “Planet”. He is a...

Donkey Welfare Adviser Cathy Griffin gives her account of responding to a call from the ISPCA and how it resulted in the rescue of a...