The Donkey Sanctuary

A world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is full

Registered Charity Number: 264818
Sidmouth, Devon

50.697656221944, -3.190789330286

For over 50 years The Donkey Sanctuary has made a profound difference to the lives of donkeys and people all over the world. This is down to the drive and belief of our wonderful Founder, Dr Elisabeth Svendsen, MBE, our staff and volunteers, and of course our fantastic supporters and partners worldwide.

Through a challenging 2020 we:

  • took in 137 relinquishments
  • rehomed 94 donkeys, bringing the total number of donkeys in our rehoming scheme to 1,467
  • launched a Covid Emergency Response Fund, providing swift and vital support to organisations helping donkeys in urgent need
  • published several peer-reviewed papers, helping to boost the knowledge and status of donkeys across the globe. 

We look forward to working together to make the world a better place for donkeys and mules and to improve the lives of those who rely on them or come into contact with them from all over the world.

Financial Information

January 2020
January 2019
Total Income
£8,201
£15,074
Total Expenditure
£3,649
£16,381