Meet the donkeys we've saved from abuse, neglect and abandonment and read their incredible survival stories. You can also meet our rescued horses here and our rescued ponies here.
"Maybe you can't change the world by saving one horse, but you can change the whole world for the horse that you save." – Sue Weeding, Easy Horse Care co-founder.
October 23, 2015
Shut inside a grotty chain-link and concrete pen with only rubbish to eat, Braveheart was malnourished when he arrived. A horse rescued from the same property died, but Braveheart is our little survivor.
October 14, 2016
These two babies were dumped on a roundabout beside a busy road in an absolutely pitiful state. Police held them in a pen for stray dogs until we arrived. With care and kindness, they are maturing into gentle and friendly donkeys.
July 10, 2015
Christiana was found barricaded within a tiny wire enclosure and had to be cut free by police. She had a severe eye infection and painfully overgrown hooves. These days she is an extremely affectionate donkey who loves cuddles.
July 03, 2013
Once dressed up in costumes and paraded around as a English riding school’s mascot, Donkey Oaty was abandoned along with several horses when the school went bust. A happy-go-lucky young fellow, Donkey Oaty is now a friend to all, both equine and human.
December 26, 2016
Cruelly hobbled and left to stand alone in torrential rainfall without shelter, Dulce Dawn was a sorry sight. Despite bearing visible scars from her ordeal, she is the kindest and gentlest donkey.
July 07, 2017
Found wandering along a road, it's clear Eeyore suffered a terrible fate at the hands of his former owner. He has bad scars across his nose and a broken tail but, despite all the abuse, remains an incredibly friendly and inquisitive donkey.
November 15, 2014
Found in a young woman's garden, Franky's left front hoof was turned so completely under and backwards that it was like he was walking on his ankle. After life-saving corrective surgery in Barcelona, Franky can now again walk comfortably.
July 12, 2011
Gin and Tonic were locked inside a filthy and dark barn and left without food or water. Incredibly, Gin gave birth to a healthy colt named Valentino seven months later. This close-knit little family has an unbreakable bond and still live together today.
July 10, 2013
Little Lady was among five donkeys rescued from the rundown property of a hoarder who’d died alone. Afflicted with severe laminitis caused by neglect, Little Lady can’t walk far. So she potters around our stables, loving free range with her best friend Della.
October 02, 2016
Found wandering on a road, Minty Monty was suffering a painful hoof abscess that had likely gone untreated for months. At first very unsociable and frightened, Minty Monty is slowly learning how to be a donkey again in our fields.
July 09, 2009
Romeo was kept alone in an unsheltered ditch by owners who only returned to give him food and water on weekends. The first donkey we ever rescued, Romeo was in a bad way when he arrived but has bounced back and is now a very happy little guy.
April 16, 2013
We would like to share with you, this delightful story of our latest donkey rescue here at the centre. It would be wonderful if they were all this easy and involved such lovely people. We were initially contacted by Kate Cammish who is the owner of the craft…