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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.

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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Donkey Welfare with Heart Open Day

It was a day of firsts for many of the hundreds of visitors who attended Donkey Welfare With Heart open day and official opening on Sunday, September 30. A total of 356 people passed thought the gates to witness first hand the dedication, devotion and hard work of all at The Heartland – a home…

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Donkey Welfare Open Day – Sunday, September 30

Donkeys are naturally loving and soothing animals and everyone who meets a rescue donkey feels an instant connection with these gentle equines. Donkey Welfare With Heart will give all members of the community a chance to meet and hug a rescue donkey at our first open day at The Heartland on Sunday, September 30. The…

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Daffodil, Pepe and Aye Carumba!

Just a selection of colourful donkey names at our Heartland property. And as any devoted donkey volunteer knows, the donkey’s names and personalities are as varied and different as their body types and it is essential to know them all. During one of our daily visits, we had one volunteer crying with laughter at the…

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