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Our mission is to provide short-term direct care for lost, mistreated, orphaned, homeless, sick, injured and/or neglected donkeys and rehabilitate them, with the aim of finding suitable new homes.

Setting the standard in donkey welfare with unbeatable skill and practice since 1977, Donkey Welfare With Heart Inc provides support, guidance, assistance and intervention for every donkey we are alerted to that is not living an acceptable life. We provide shelter and sanctuary, medical and veterinary care and other donkey companionship for distressed and ailing donkeys.

Flood Survival Tactics

The donkeys all survived the horror of the flood that devastated their grazing paddocks 5 weeks ago. Their grass that sustains them was destroyed, their shelters were submerged to the roofs (12feet high), and everything below that height was ruined, including all but one solar powered energiser. The good news is that the deep water…

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No donkeys are in danger now. Volunteers walked 60 donkeys to the safety of The High Country before the water rose. The they began at dawn transporting many frail, fragile, aged or very young to safety before the rivers swelled and broke the banks. Pic of icu gateway!! It gets worse once in the muster…

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A melancholy ending to 2020

We wished the large van had a roof to prevent rain spoiling our supplies. Only one statue remains but their panniers are smashed. The SES received our anxious call but were unable to help at all. Rain soaked the interiors through broken glass, including the overnight van that sheltered many people and dogs evacuated from…

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Lisa's shows her beautiful face now minus the swelling and pain.


The Covid 19 Combat Classic ‘The Show must go on!’ was the statement that encouraged  the 2020, once-in-every-four-years,  Donkey Olympics Championship Show. The 2020 show had to be virtual. Entries were selected from trials for preparation, presentation and performance, along with the Tiddly-Winx mini class, and handicap class for disabled  ‘heart-of-gold’ donkeys.The judging-draw was honest and fair…

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Merry Christmas From Donkey Welfare

WE WISH ALL SUPPORTERS A VERY MERRY AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. THANKS for helping us care for hundreds of donkeys in need. Stay with the cause in 2020.  

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NSW Fires Update

Donkey Welfare was involved in the evacuation of many privately owned animals during the catastrophic time so close to our own at The Heartland. The blanket of smoke did not prevent a convoy of floats collecting and relocating donkeys, horses, dogs, pigs and geese to safety. Sadly one old donkey was not able to be…

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14/15 March 2020

Because………DONKEYS MATTER Saturday 14th and Sunday the 15th of March 2020 A weekend of information, advice and assistance for donkey owners, prospective owners and enthusiasts. This will be a rare educational and social opportunity not to be missed. All your donkey questions answered. Day 1 – Saturday the 14th of March 2020 Special guest speaker…

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The winner of the pet portrait raffle is Letitia Ford at Quorrobolong NSW. Letitia is delighted and looking forward to her pet’s pastel portrait to hang in her home. Artist Moira Shapcott donated her portrait talent for the second year, to Donkey Welfare With Heart Inc. The raffle was well supported by contributors for which…

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Happy New Year and a hearty hee haw to everyone.

Throughout 2019, we are all in this together, so please grab your tickets to be in the fabulous holiday draw valued at $750. The prize includes two nights luxury accommodation for two people at Pemberley Grange Cottage at Broke in NSW Hunter Valley wine country. Mini donkeys are in residence to meet and greet guests.…

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Merry Christmas from Donkey Welfare with Heart

Merry Christmas to all our friends, supporters, sponsors and volunteers at Donkey Welfare With Heart. Every donkey in need will be provided the best care and will be taken in by our charity throughout the festive season and will continue well beyond 2019. All privately owned donkeys in need will be offered solutions, advice and…

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