Haaretz Article

Haaretz, one of Israel’s biggest newspapers, very kindly recently ran an article about Safe Haven’s sanctuary.  To read the article and find out why our Israeli team Moussa, Keren and Ali love their work so much, click here.  None of this work could happen without your support – thank you all.   If you would […]

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Welcome baby Pen

We were delighted at the end of August to celebrate the birth of a baby donkey at our rescue centre in the Palestinian city of Nablus, by naming the new arrival Pen, as a tribute to Pen Farthing, founder of Nowzad, that re-united street dogs in Afghanistan with the troops who had adopted them.   Any […]

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The Slaughter of Donkeys for Skins

Safe Haven for Donkeys has been monitoring the horrendous trade in donkey skins for a number of years. We have thankfully yet to find any evidence that it has affected donkeys in the countries we operate within, although we recognise the issue is having a devastating impact on donkeys worldwide. As a donkey welfare charity, […]

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The situation in Israel

We have been very saddened to read the news about the current situation in Israel and Gaza and many of our supporters have asked if our sanctuary in Israel or our work in the West Bank are affected.  We would like to reassure you all that at the present time, the sanctuary is fine as […]

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Welcome Milo and Solli

Earlier today, we were contacted by a lovely lady called Olga from the Tsalim area of Israel to let us know about two stray donkeys she had come across, one with a badly injured front leg.  Our team immediately arranged for the pair to be transported to our sanctuary.  They are both male, the youngest […]

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Thank you Farplace Animal Rescue

Isn’t it lovely when animal charities support each other – thank you so much to our friends at Farplace Animal Rescue for their incredibly generous donation of £1,000 towards our work with donkeys in desperate need across Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Check out their Facebook page or their website https://www.farplace.org.uk/ – thank you Farplace!

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Thank you Petplan Charitable Trust

Thank you so much to the wonderful Petplan Charitable Trust who have just donated the fantastic sum of £4,500 to help us get our new veterinary clinics for working donkeys, mules and horses in the Hebron/Bethlehem area of the West Bank up and running. Thanks to their generosity, we have been able to train Dr […]

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Art Exhibition – “Birds, Beasts, Bipeds and Bandicoots!”

An exhibition of original works of art in London’s West-End at the Noho Studios, Great Titchfield Street, 3 minutes from Oxford Circus, will be held from the 23rd August to the 29th August 2021. Entrance is free and total proceeds of all sales of the works of art will be shared between Safe Haven for […]

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i24 News Report

i24 News, the Israeli international news station which broadcasts around the world recently visited our sanctuary in Israel and our clinic in the Palestinian Territories.  With their kind permission, we are sharing with you their report.  It is in French but you will be able to see our Dusty and Moussa and all the donkeys […]

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Respected broadcaster Kay Burley joins the Patrons of Safe Haven

Safe Haven is delighted to welcome another Patron to the group of respected animal advocates who support the charity’s work, namely Kay Burley, acclaimed British television broadcaster and journalist. Ms Burley, who is a founder member and current presenter on Sky News as well as being an animal lover with a particular fondness for donkeys, […]

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Welcome to acclaimed actor and animal advocate Peter Egan as our newest Patron!

Peter is well known not just for his award-winning performances over the last four decades, but also as a committed and outspoken advocate for animals around the world. He joins a list of respected animal champions who are currently Safe Haven Patrons, namely: our Royal Patron HRH Princess Alexandra, the Earl of Stockton, the Rt […]

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Coronavirus – with your help we can get through this

As you all know, the situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus is changing all the time.  Just last week, we e-mailed you to say that it was business as usual at our sanctuary in Israel.  Since that time, Israeli authorities have sensibly imposed restrictions on travel and we have had to take the precautionary decision to […]

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RIP Lucy – our very first donkey

Although we have over 200 donkeys at our sanctuary in Israel, each one of them is like a family member to us – none more so than Lucy, our very first rescued donkey, who was found at the side of a busy highway 19 years ago. We are very sad to announce that dear Lucy […]

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A tale of two foals

When the last week of October 2019 began, who’d have thought that two abandoned foals with sad stories would end up making their home at Safe Haven?  This is the story of David and Moshe. Late one wet and windy October evening, our sanctuary team received a call from the authorities in Jerusalem to say […]

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Noelle the shot donkey finds her Safe Haven

In early September 2019, a stranger telephoned late one evening to report a sighting of two injured and bleeding donkeys on open ground between Nablus and Jericho in the Palestinian Territories.  Arriving on the scene, our vet Dr Rakan soon realised that horrifically, both animals had been shot. He wasted no time and examined the […]

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An emergency operation for Marco Polo

One of our donkey family, Marco Polo, was rushed to the vet yesterday with severe colic. Colic is abdominal pain and can be caused by a number of things – in Marco Polo’s case, after a number of tests the vet diagnosed impacted fecal matter which needed an emergency operation to remove. Without this operation, […]

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The donkey who never forgot kindness

Donkeys are said to have an extremely good memory, remembering a place they have been or other donkeys they have met 25 years ago. But does anyone really know this for sure? And how does a donkey even demonstrate their ability to recall anything? British charity Safe Haven runs a donkey sanctuary in the north […]

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A new life

We are sometimes called upon to rescue unwanted donkeys in the West Bank (Palestinian Territories) and due to the risk of spreading disease, we cannot just pop them into a horsebox and drive them across the border to our sanctuary in Israel. Instead the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture have just very generously agreed that the […]

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Our New Video – Why Donkeys Deserve Better

Please watch and share our moving 2 minute video which shows what we do and why our work is so vital. Thank you to Fifth Frame, Mike Cooper and Lindsay Morgan for making this film happen, completely free of charge. We are so grateful for your support.

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The Daily Mail feature Safe Haven’s work

Read a moving account and plea for help with our work with the builder donkeys of the West Bank on the Daily Mail’s website here Please consider making a donation towards our work by clicking the red button on our home page – the donkeys desperately need your help.

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Mistletoe has a dental appointment

Today, our vet Dr Kol Amos visited the sanctuary to make his regular inspection of our donkey family. Dr Amos decided that Mistletoe’s teeth were looking a little overgrown and so he gave them a trim with his electric rasp – quick and painless, especially with the metal gag Mistletoe is wearing to hold her […]

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Alfie

Alfie was brought to our sanctuary in September 2017 by a kind lady who found him in the village of Oranet, near a town called Kufur Qasem. It appeared from the terrible wounds all over his weak little body that he was an abandoned working donkey. Alfie is now safe in his new home and […]

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A difficult day

We recently carried out a full animal welfare review of the 229 donkeys being looked after with your help at our sanctuary. The review was led by Tim Wass MBE, one of our new trustees and ex RSPCA Chief Inspector and it involved a vet from the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture, as well as an […]

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Jonathan

On Monday 22nd May 2017, a new donkey arrived at the sanctuary. Jonathan (as we decided to call him) was found as a stray wandering the streets of a village near Tel Aviv. The lady who found him knew of Safe Haven’s work and very kindly arranged for him to be brought to us. When […]

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The Three Amigos

These three lovely donkeys all came into our sanctuary on 5th January 2017 from a local family who were no longer able to look after them. They now have a home for life at our sanctuary and will have plenty of food, love and donkey friends!

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Calling all volunteers

Whilst we do not have any donkeys in the UK, there are still ways you can help whilst at the same time having fun and making new friends.  Why not become a volunteer fundraiser?  We are looking for people who care about our work and want to make a real difference by forming or joing […]

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A brave couple

This hardworking donkey belongs to a disabled man who lost a leg in an accident some time ago.  Without the donkey, the owner would not be able to earn a living and feed his family.  He brought the donkey to us as he had an abscess on his neck – we were glad to help […]

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School visit to our Nablus clinic

On Tuesday 22 March, pupils from a local school visited our Nablus clinic to learn more about the donkeys and their care.  As you can see, the visit was enjoyed by all – hopefully education sessions such as this will make a real difference in attitude towards animals in the longer term.  To help us […]

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Poorly & Black Richard Finally Finds Sanctuary

A 7 years old castrated donkey he is related to a small child from Balata camp, the owner used to ride his donkey while he was attached to a big Cart and go to the vegetable market (AL HESBA) to collect the Non-sold vegetables and fruits because of its shape or un-wanted from humans and […]

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Jabel, A Strong and Smart Builder Donkey.

Jabal (Mountain) as we named him…he is one of the strongest and very smart builder donkeys, he arrived to our station in a very sever and bad way. If you remember in the last video that “Jabal ” is the leader of Ayman’s Group (one of owners of builder donkeys) he was working so hard […]

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Farrier Course

Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land’s Nablus clinic has run a Farrier course this week led by Mr Reda Naser al Dein, graduate of the Michigan School of Horseshoeing. Please enjoy the photos below:

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Salma’s Story

Salma is 3 years old Jenny, she was found in June 2015  abandoned in a forest near the Safe Haven of Qalqylia our staff bought her to the Safe Haven she was in a very bad condition with massive flank abscess and a big wound in her back, she was also very dehydrated . We […]

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White Jack and his dog

Dear White Jack is a 5 year old male donkey, his owner’s name is Husam Hammad and they come from a village near Nablus called Azmout. Husam routinely brings White Jack to our Nablus haven for a check-up and six monthly worming treatments, hoof trimming when needed and a dental check. White Jack is a […]

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Who Is This Child? (The Donkey Song)

A Christmas song for children of all ages! Help Us to Help Them – Buy this great new track to help the Donkeys. All iTunes proceeds go to Safe Haven For Donkeys In The Holy Land. Click Here to Buy on iTunes Now! Download More of Gerry’s Songs for FREE at www.gerryasmus.com

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Christmas Spectacular Photos

Many thanks to everyone that attended our Christmas Spectacular for the Donkeys, a great time was had by all. We have now put together a selection of photos from the day for you all to enjoy. Just click on an image to view larger images. Volunteers are always needed for our range of events throughout […]

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Funday 2015 Photo Gallery

Many thanks to everyone that attended our Family Day for the Donkeys, a great time was had by all. We have now put together a selection of photos from the day for you all to enjoy. Just click on an image to view larger images. Volunteers are always needed for our range of events throughout the […]

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South Of England Show

This year the Safe Haven For Donkeys will be attending the South Of England Show, show casing our Donk Raffle, Adopt a donkey – Standard & Deluxe and all our really lovely donkey products from our shop. Do pop along and see us, it will be great to see you!

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London to Brighton cycle ride – Sign up today!

CALLING ALL CYCLISTS! Record numbers are set to don their lycra and put their pedals to the test for Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land in the annual Do It For Charity LONDON TO BRIGHTON CYCLE RIDE! Leave the buzz of the city behind and join thousands of your fellow cyclists as you […]

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Always fancied doing a Parachute jump……. Jump for free for the donkeys

Parachute for FREE! If you have ever wanted to do a parachute jump here is your chance. Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land are looking for hundreds of adventurous volunteers to make a fundraising parachute jump and if you raise enough in sponsorship you will get to jump for free!   There are […]

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