Help us to protect donkeys and mules


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Did you know

In 2014 we helped 725 donkeys

Donkeys at heart

Donkey Sanctuary (Cyprus) was established in 2007 and is a subsidiary of The Donkey Sanctuary, UK founded in 1969 by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE. It is only through her amazing devotion to donkeys and hard work that the Sanctuary grew to the international charity it is today. Over 50 million donkeys and mules exist in the world. Many need care and protection from a life of suffering and neglect, whilst others have a vital role to play in human survival and happiness; they are at the heart of everything we do here at Donkey Sanctuary (Cyprus).

Welcome to our family

We are delighted that you have decided to share our love and compassion for donkeys and mules, such gentle and affectionate creatures. Our work is funded entirely by donations and legacy gifts. Your kindness and generosity will help us to care and protect one of the world’s most hard working and humble creatures and help enrich so many lives... for that we are truly grateful.


We think you’ll all agree that Giorgio Armani is a very handsome lad. Giorgio was his original name and he is 20 years old.

We met Bella for the first time on this year’s Outreach Programme.

Dear little Helena’s mum, Effie, already had an old injury to her hip when she came to us last year.

Kastoris is a very handsome donkey and has the rare, but gorgeous, smoky grey colour coat we all love.

The first half of basic donkey health care training for Limassol District’s Animal Inspectors took place in July 2014 at Limassol...