Visit Donkeys Asia

Working donkeys India
Working donkeys pulling gypsy cart in India Photo: courtesy of The Asswin Project, India

Visit Donkeys Asia

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Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary
Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat The Asiatic Wild Ass, locally known as “Ghudkhur” is now found only in the Little Rann of Kutch of Gujarat State. Devjibhai Dhamecha’s Family offers an exclusive Safari package around the Wild Ass Sanctuary in Little Rann of Kutch. It is situated near ‘Sumera’ lake of Jogad village, 20km from Halvad and offers simple but comfortable accommodation and food. The Kooba (huts) at the verge of Little Rann give the visitor a rare chance to explore the vast Saurashtra region. Best Time to Visit October to March. Devjibhai Dhamecha E-mail: Tel: +91 98255 48090.

Donkey Sanctuary, Khakshal, Leh Ladakh  Our donkeys are looked after by Mr. Sonam Angchuk, who ensures that all are fed a wholesome diet of wheat and grass. They also receive regular medical care from the Government’s veterinary clinic. The local affairs are looked after by Mr. Stany Wangchuk along with his wonderful team and Miss Joanne Lefson, a South African journalist and the co founder. They visit Ladakh every year with funds and innovative ideas to make the donkeys more comfortable. Joanne is also a cartoonist and she has recently painted the sanctuary with wonderful colors. Stany Wangchuk Email: Tel: +91 – 9873485835, Joanne Lefson Email: Tel: +27844364443

The Asswin Project, Gurgaon, Haryana

The Asswin Project
Alfie, The Asswin Project, India


The Asswin Project cares for sick and injured donkeys, horses, street dogs and other needy animals in and around the outskirts of New Delhi. The team, headed by Jean and Bob Harrison, work year round on every day of every week, and regularly visit the many construction sites, brick kilns, and so-called ‘slumdog’ encampments around New Delhi, giving treatment and care to suffering donkeys and advice and help to owners. Tel: (0091) 98101 64214 or visit the Facebook page

The Donkey Sanctuary – India

DONKEY SANCTUARY MASTER LOGO CMYK_v2 redMany donkeys in India work long hours on building sites and in brick kilns to help their owners earn a basic living. Despite soaring temperatures they often have to work long hours without food, water or rest. Many suffer open wounds caused by badly made harnesses that do not fit properly. Some are beaten with sticks to make them work harder by owners who are under pressure to get the job done on time. Our vets make regular visits to brick kilns, building sites and other areas where there is a high concentration of working donkeys. The training offered to donkey owners enables them to treat minor ailments in between the charity’s visits. If treated early, wounds can heal rather than becoming more serious. Our projects cover five regions of the country, operating from Ahmedabad, Gwalior, New Delhi, Rajasthan and Solapur and cover numerous villages, brick kilns and city sites. Our project is made possible through collaboration with The Donkey Sanctuary India and The Donkey Welfare Association.

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