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Ciara O'Kelly, Donkey Welfare Adviser

Supporting two donkeys and a mule

Caring for two donkeys and a mule was proving difficult for an owner who reached out to us for help and advice.

Patricia's hooves were long and painful

Four donkeys without shelter, without hope

Our vital community based work continues. Read on to learn more about four donkeys that urgently needed our help. 

Supporting donkeys in the community

Our Donkey Welfare Advisers (DWA) regularly support donkey owners with advice about how to care for their animals.

Lockie was born in our care in 2020

Lockie the lockdown foal celebrates his first birthday

Lockie was born at our sanctuary in shortly after the first lockdown began in 2020. Read on to find out how he's been developing.

The donkey was terrified and we knew he would be difficult to catch

A new life for a marshland donkey

Following reports about the remains of a donkey along the river Corrib in Co Galway, members our welfare team investigated.

The donkeys were huddled in a filthy pen

Securing a better future for donkeys

Learn more about a complex welfare concern from 2020 that resulted in the rehoming of donkeys.