Help us to protect donkeys and mules
Donkeys looking for homes
We provide support, help and advice to anyone involved in caring for or thinking of caring for donkeys and mules. As well as a team based at the main Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon, there is a network of welfare advisers throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe who are there to provide direct help and support to donkeys in need and to donkey owners both from our rehoming scheme or from private homes and organisations.
We help organise the relinquishment of donkeys and mules into the Sanctuary's care as well as oversee the fostering scheme. We are also the team to help if you see a donkey or mule in trouble.
Advice, help and support on caring for your donkeys is provided by our welfare team by calling 022 49013, Monday-Friday, 9.00 am to 4.30 pm (answerphone service outside of these hours).
All calls are strictly confidential.
We have many donkeys at the sanctuary that are waiting to find their forever home. We would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in becoming a donkey guardian.
We currently have over 550 donkeys that are very happy out in guardian homes around Ireland. Some of our guardians tell us that "they can't imagine life without them" and "they are very intelligent and entertaining animals." If you feel that you have adequate time to care for two donkeys then please get in touch.