Help us make a difference
Improving lives of working 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.
Tatiana and Dimitris are friends of ours who we’ve liaised for several years and have several gorgeous donkeys. They run a small charity near Athens that provides Donkey Assisted Therapy and education to children – both those with additional needs and school groups.
We’re now into our Autumn Outreach Programme and it seems as though we’ll be doing even more donkeys than ever before. So far this year we’re pleased that the number of extremely obese donkeys and those with horrendously long hooves has been a lot lower than previously.
In July we took in two very elderly characters called Anastasia, a dark grey mare and Kokoulla, who is a chocolate brown mare.
Mainly due to our Outreach Programme helping to keep donkeys with their owners, most of the donkeys that are relinquished to us are very elderly and invariably have some health issues.
We’ve at long last produced a Donkey Sanctuary Cyprus calendar! Thanks to some help from a visitor, and two professional photographers who took some fabulous photos free of charge, we’ve compiled an A4 2017 calendar of our own lovely donkeys!