On 17th January 2008, Ruby and her 3 month old foal Simba were relinquished to the Sanctuary, together with Simba's father, Arthur.
The Donkey Sanctuary has a dedicated team of 45 regional and area welfare officers throughout the UK and Northern Ireland who investigate reports of cruelty to or neglect of donkeys, quickly and efficiently.
Free advice, help and support on caring for donkeys is also provided to owners by our welfare Officers.
If you are concerned about a donkey's welfare, please contact one of our regional welfare officers.
All calls are strictly confidential.
Lionel Ford, one of our regional welfare officers has been involved in advising the villagers at Chalford, following their appeal in February this year for a donkey to help carry their shopping up a steep hill to get their groceries home.
The work of the Sidmouth-based Donkey Sanctuary is to be shown on BBC Animals 24/7 on Thursday 28th February at 9.15 am.
From time to time thieves target stables and fields in order to steal donkeys and equipment. The Sanctuary is able to assist owners in the prevention of crime by giving advice on security of premises.
The Donkey Sanctuary has published a number of books and fact sheets. The list below is aimed at owners of donkeys or those considering getting a donkey.
If you would like advice on feeding your donkey, please fill out the feeding and nutritional advice form and a member of our research and nutrition team will get back to you shortly.
If you require further information and guidance, please get in touch with our welfare team.