The Donkey Sanctuary exists to protect donkeys from cruelty and neglect and to provide homes for those that are in need of protective care and those that can no longer be cared for by their owners. Over 5,600 donkeys from all parts of Ireland have been taken into our care here in Ireland since The Donkey Sanctuary in Ireland was set up.
Suitable, fit donkeys may be found homes through our rehoming scheme and those needing more intensive care and ongoing veterinary treatment become permanent residence.
We have no membership fee - any donation, whatever the amount, is most gratefully received.
Donations received within Ireland are used entirely to fund the work of The Donkey Sanctuary within Ireland.
Regular monthly donation
If you prefer to make a regular donation, please complete our online Direct Debit Form or please complete the Direct Debit form which is downloadable at the bottom of this page and send to:
The Donkey Sanctuary
If you would like to make a one-off single donation, there are two methods available. Simply click on the iDonate button or PayPal donate button below.
Donation in memory
A donation in memory is a fitting way to remember a special person or pet while at the same time helping others.
Credit card donation
Please telephone +353 (0) 22 48398, Monday-Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm.
Donation by cheque
Alternatively, if you prefer to make a donation by cheque, please make it payable to The Donkey Sanctuary and send to:
The Donkey Sanctuary
If you have any queries regarding making a donation, please contact us.
Tax Efficient Giving
Did you know that if you are a tax payer and you make a donation of €250 or more in any calendar year then The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland can reclaim 44.9% back on your donation? This means that your donation could be worth an extra €112.32 to us at no extra cost to you.
This applies to you if you have made either one-off donations or monthly donations by direct debit or bankers orders.
In order for us to claim the "grossed-up" amount of tax simply fill in your PPS number and sign the CHY3 Cert Enduring Certificate below and return it to us at The Donkey Sanctuary, Knockardbane, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co. Cork.
Should you prefer to complete a CHY4 Cert Annual Certificate please also find below.