Thank you for visiting the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary website. The Sanctuary is based between Shanklin and Ventnor on the road to Wroxall, Isle of Wight and we are open to the public from Easter to October each year from 10:30am till 4:30pm weather permitting.
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary was first established in 1987 to provide any donkey in distress or otherwise in need of care and attention, a safe and permanent home. The charity relies entirely on donations and the many fundraising activities held throughout the year.
The charity relies entirely on public support and we could not keep our gates open to donkeys needing our care if it wasn’t for your most generous and ongoing support, so we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for helping us continue our work despite the downturn in the economy. As we get more and more calls regarding animals losing their homes due to the recession, we have turned our efforts to finding ever more creative ways to fund raise and we hope you will enjoy reading about some of those events on the website.
The Sancutary is closes for the Winter but is open to visitors from Easter to the end of October. We welcome you all to visit the donkeys.
Charlie & Cherryl Clarke