Severn Valley Rescue

Donkey Sanctuary & Dog Rescue Shropshire

Severn Valley Rescue
Donkey Sanctuary & Dog Rescue Shropshire

We first started our rescue in 2008 as Shropshire Donkey Rescue, then we were known as Donkey Rescue UK before eventually settling on our current name. Our first official rescue was a donkey called “One Eyed Jack” and as his name suggests – he only has one eye. We have since took in many animals with disabilities, including a deaf pig, several three legged cats, a one eyed alpaca, ponies with lumps and bumps and most recently a blind donkey called Mr Bump. We believe that as long as an animal is happy and pain free, they deserve a chance. We even have a very rare Zonkey called Zee – her mum is a zebra and her dad is a donkey!

We are a very small charity and cannot currently afford to adapt our premises to open to the public, but our dream is to one day raise enough money to open our doors so people can come and see our lovely animals.

We really hope that you will support our charity, and get involved in the work we do. Every day is a challenge, and our four legged friends will forever be our top priority.

All Donations are handled by PAYPAL. You DON’T need a PAYPAL Account you can pay by debit or credit card by donating as a guest .

Donkey Parties – We are happy to bring our Donkeys to you, perfect for events and birthdays.

If you have an event, celebration, party or fete coming up and you would like us to bring some of our donkeys, please get in touch. We do not have riding donkeys, but our miniature donkeys are happy to walk into residential / nursing homes, or they can stay outside. They are also wonderful at Easter or Christmas events, or just as a birthday surprise.

We can also provide Miniature Unicorns to come to your pony party or event. They make a great feature at special occasions, or they are happy to be dressed up if you’d like to do a pony/unicorn transformation.

School Visits & Events : Meet One Eyed Jack

One Eyed Jack was the first donkey rescued by the centre, and he still lives there today. As his name suggests, Jack is missing one of his eyes!

One Eyed Jack is very happy to visit schools or clubs if you’d like one of our team to give a chat on donkey welfare, or to collect money if your group or organisation has managed to raise some money for us. Just get in touch and let us know.

Keep In Touch

We often have donkeys and ponies looking for foster homes, as well as dogs, cats and many other animals. Please keep a close eye on our page and social media for up to date information.

Our preferred method of contact is email, but you are also welcome to call and we will aim to get back to you as quickly as possible.

Severn Valley Rescue

Brickyard House Farm,
WV16 6PH

Telephone :: 07508 145733
email :

Registered Charity 1138874

Severn Valley Donkey and Dog Rescue

1 week 4 days ago

Happy New Year to all our fabulous supporters.

If you would like to help fundraise for us in 2022 then please get in touch.

We really really need your help to rebuild our shelters and come back stronger.

We can arrange for printed T-shirts or mugs, a donkey to visit your school or work place or even arrange for donkey soft toys to be delivered.

You think of an idea, and we’ll support you if we possibly can. Go on… try us… it could be fun!

Please email us on or message us through our Facebook page


Severn Valley Donkey and Dog Rescue

2 weeks 2 days ago

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Do you have any unwanted Christmas presents? Too many Lynx gift sets? More socks than you could ever possibly wear? Or have your children got so many soft toys they are struggling to get in the bedroom door?
If you’re looking to donate any unwanted new Christmas gifts, then please please consider either sending them to us for one of our raffles, or we could come and collect if local.

We are desperately trying to raise money to repair the roof of our barn following the storm damage and to make an all weather standing area to hold Children’s clubs in the summer, so any donation of new unwanted gifts would be so welcome, and we can raffle or auction off to help raise much needed funds x


Severn Valley Donkey and Dog Rescue

2 weeks 5 days ago

Merry Christmas from all the donkeys and animals at Severn Valley Rescue.

We’re looking forward to a new year and exciting times ahead in 2022.