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Safe Haven for Donkeys needs your help!

Safe Haven has been helping donkeys in the Middle East for almost 18 years but now a funding crisis threatens its mission.

“The plummeting exchange rate has really damaged our finances,” explains interim CEO Tim Wass. “Money is running out and I am desperately worried. We have reduced running costs as much as we can without affecting the care we give donkeys at our rescue centre in Israel and working equines in the West Bank but we still face a funding shortfall.”

“The charity was set up in 2000 and currently, our rescue centre near the Israeli town of Netanya is now home to around 250 unwanted and abused donkeys of all ages but the charity’s work does not stop at the centre gates.”

“Our free veterinary clinics for hundreds of working donkeys, mules and horses every month in the West Bank 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 make such a difference to suffering animals but we need help so we can continue our vital work. Please click the red ‘donate now’ button above and give what you can so that we can carry on looking after animals in desperate need.”

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.