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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 office responds to hundreds of concerns and enquiries from all over Europe, and this number tends to increase during the tourists season. Long hooves, lack of water, food or shelter, and injuries are the most frequent concerns and we always appreciate people taking the time to contact us.
You may have read in previous newsletters that The Donkey Sanctuary Cyprus receive enquires, advice requests and welfare concerns from all over Europe, as well as those in Cyprus.
By the time you read this, we'll be taking a well-earned break from the first half of our Community Programme. As usual, the temperatures in July and August make it incredibly hard work for two of the team - our vet and particularly our farrier.
Our 2018 calendar printed and for sale on our online store! They were so popular last year that we've prepared them earlier so you can beat the rush!
Meet Sam, a stunningly beautiful 8 year old gelding, who came to us as a stallion with some behavioural issues and a reputation for escaping. A few years ago, a very kind man rescued him from a life of awful abuse.