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.
Our 2017 calendar has been so popular that we’ve sold every single one! Obviously we’re more than happy that so many people like our very first calendar production but at the same time, we are so sorry that some of you haven’t been able to buy one this year.
The Donkey Sanctuary's continual aim is to aid more and more donkeys worldwide and the charity currently works in 34 countries. As some of you know, our sister charities in Spain and Italy do an incredible job of helping hundreds of donkeys, so many of whom that are in desperate need.
A concern we frequently receive is about donkeys that are tethered in fields without any shelter or water. It's very difficult for many owners to put up a shelter as they move their donkeys a lot and the ground is often rocky.
Having so many very elderly, ex-working donkeys here, it’s a sad fact of life that we have to say goodbye them.
Meet Clairi and Dori, two elderly ex-working donkeys who were in desperate need of our help. Both donkeys had severe dental problems, arthritis and were in very poor condition. Clairi also had a skin problem was not well at all.