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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.




We would like to take a moment to update you on some changes we are implementing within our organisation. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide the best care possible for donkeys in need, we have undertaken a comprehensive review of our activities in Cyprus.

Stray donkey

Stray donkey running loose in the streets of Nicosia

We received an upsetting message on our social media page about a donkey running loose in the busy streets of Nicosia.


Farewell tribute to ‘perfect gentleman’ Socrates

We are sad to announce that Socrates (Socs for short), the much-loved donkey who came into our care in 2021, has passed away at the age of 26.