In 1987 Paddy's rescue centre for donkeys linked up with The Donkey Sanctuary. Paddy and his family have continued to work relentlessly to help and improve conditions for donkeys throughout Ireland.
The Donkey Sanctuary is based in Sidmouth, Devon, UK where, over the years, more and more donkeys have been taken into care. To date over 12,500 have passed through the Donkey Sanctuary's gates in the UK and Ireland.
The Donkey Sanctuary works throughout the world helping to improve conditions for working donkeys and mules. Our worldwide projects vary from research into tropical diseases of both national and international importance, to mobile clinics and sanctuaries providing free clinical treatment and advice on management, husbandry and nutrition in donkeys and mules. We are also engaged in investigations of transportation methods of donkeys and mules throughout Europe.