Donkey Check-Ups!

Donkey Check-Ups!

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Mark Kerr, Donkey Welfare Adviser for The Donkey Sanctuary

Donkey Home Visit with Mark Kerr, Donkey Welfare Adviser 

It’s February and there’s a gale blowing. I pass a fallen tree on the way. I’m meeting Mark at a garden centre in Horsham, West Sussex. We’ve managed to pick the day of Storm Doris. We navigate rows of plant pots and brightly coloured flowers and take refuge in the café. Read more

Special Insight: Life as a Donkey Welfare Adviser

Special Insight: Life as a Donkey Welfare Adviser

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Mark Kerr, Donkey Welfare Adviser for The Donkey Sanctuary

Introducing Mark Kerr, Donkey Welfare Adviser for The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary has been a feature of life for donkey lovers in the UK and around the world for nearly fifty years. Since its humble beginnings in 1968, with one donkey called Naughty Face, it has grown into one of the most important animal charities in the world. The first and last word on donkeys. Open 365 days a year from 9am until dusk, they are always there, letting us know that we’re right to love these amazing creatures and do all we can to protect them. Read more

Making Donkey Dreams Come True

Making Donkey Dreams Come True

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Cobi and Mark Snelson with their donkeys and Donkey Welfare Adviser

Do you love animals? Are you up for a challenge? Would you enjoy learning amazing things, making a bunch of new friends and having a life-changing adventure? Most of all, do you have a big heart and lots of love to give? A couple of donkeys could be just want you need… Read more

Happiness is a Donkey Roll

Happiness is a Donkey Roll

Donkey Roll

I’ll never forget seeing my first donkey roll. Years ago, at the Donkey Sanctuary in Devon, I was walking a sweet little brown donkey called Peanuts. We were plodding along gently, down a specially made track covered in wood shavings, Peanuts only pausing now and then to munch on the hedgerows. Read more