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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.


©Photo kindly provided by Natasa Leoni for the Donkey Sanctuary (Cyprus)

Donate your birthday to donkeys!

Everyone likes to celebrate their birthday whether it’s by being with family and friends, receiving great gifts or going out for a nice meal. Are there times though when you’d like to do something a little bit different?

2016 in figures


2016 was a great year for donkeys and mules here in Cyprus, and we would like to share this information with you and celebrate together all the great work that happened in 2016.

2017 Calendar

2017 Calendar Update

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.

Helping Donkeys in Europe


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.