The Donkey Sanctuary

All donkeys great and small find their sanctuary in Devon

Authored by Mary

A group of seven donkeys comprising of one of the largest breeds, and one of the smallest, have been relinquished into the care of The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon.

Due to a change in their owner’s circumstances, the three large Poitou donkeys, and four Mediterranean Miniature donkeys were taken into the care of the international animal welfare charity and will now have a home for life...

Riverford Organics donates carrots to The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by Mary

The Donkey Sanctuary Ivybridge received a special lockdown treat thanks to a donation of carrots from Riverford Organics. Buckfastleigh based Riverford Organics had several bags of surplus carrots that they were able to donate to the resident donkeys at the Ivybridge centre, who deliver Donkey-Assisted Therapy for vulnerable children and adults throughout the local community


Enjoy another virtual day out at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth

Authored by Mary

Following the hugely successful first ‘Sanctuary From Your Sofa’ event on Easter Monday, which reached over one million people, The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth will be hosting another day of live Facebook broadcasts this coming Bank Holiday Monday (25 May).

The donkey interaction starts at 10am and promises to be another full day of virtual visitor experiences, giving people the...

Crunch time for Sidmouth donkeys thanks to Waitrose donation

Authored by Mary

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth received a special treat for its resident donkeys this week, thanks to a generous donation of 150kg of carrots from the local Waitrose store.

The mountain of carrots, kindly donated by Sidmouth Waitrose on Stowford Rise, was met with delight by staff and donkeys alike at The Donkey Sanctuary’s international headquarters in Sidmouth.


A virtual day out with The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by Mary

On Easter Sunday, people will be able to catch up with the Sidmouth donkeys and mules by watching a series of live Facebook broadcasts from The Donkey Sanctuary.

For the first time ever, the international animal welfare charity will be bringing its visitor experience to the virtual world for a day of donkey interaction. Starting at 10am, viewers will be able to see how donkey-facing...

The Donkey Sanctuary donates 3,000 Easter Eggs to Sidmouth Foodbank

Authored by Mary

The Donkey Sanctuary has donated 3,000 packs of small chocolate Easter Eggs to the Sid Valley Food Bank in Sidmouth. The donated eggs will now be given to patients and staff at Sidmouth Hospital, local families who are supported by the Food Bank and key workers throughout the community.

Due to The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth being closed to visitors because of the coronaviruses...

The Donkey Sanctuary helps Australian donkeys as food is running out

Authored by News Desk

The Donkey Sanctuary has made a one-off £10,000 donation in response to an urgent request to help an animal sanctuary in Australia. The Good Samaritan Donkey Sanctuary is running out of food for its donkeys because of the terrible drought and bush fires afflicting the country.

The Donkey Sanctuary has agreed to buy 21 tons of barley straw and fund two weekly water collections until...

Christmas Fair

The Donkey Sanctuary Ivybridge is holding its Christmas Fair on Saturday 2 December.

Local traders will be selling unique Christmas crafts and goods while The Donkey Sanctuary handmade with love Christmas wreaths and table centre pieces will be on sale along with wooden reindeers that make the perfect Christmas gift.

There will be a tombola, games to play and visitors can stroll through the Winter Wonderland Trail looking out for the chilly penguins in their igloo on their way to see Santa in his grotto.*

For a truly magical Christmas gift there will also be the...

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