About Us

A warm welcome to the Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land

Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land was set up in 2000 to help some of the thousands of donkeys facing overwork and cruelty in Israel and the Palestinian Territories every day. Seventeen years later, our sanctuary near the Israeli town of Netanya is now providing life-long care to around 220 unwanted and abused donkeys of all ages but the charity’s work does not stop at the sanctuary gates.

Our free veterinary clinics for hundreds of working donkeys, mules and horses every month on both sides of the Palestinian border offer wound treatment, hoof trimming, vaccinations and much more. Through education and support, our aim is also to improve the lives of the owners who themselves suffer terrible poverty and rely entirely on their animal to earn a basic living.


We desperately need your help to continue looking after the donkeys at our sanctuary and to provide vital veterinary care to working equines across Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Please click on the “donate” button now”.

National Equine Welfare Council Members

Safe Haven is supported by our Royal Patron: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra the Hon Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO and by our Patrons: The Rt Hon the Earl of Stockton, The Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe DSG, Desmond Lynam OBE, Anthony Head and Julie Burchill.


We are proud to be a member of the National Equine Welfare Council.