to HeeHaws

We rescue and care for abused and neglected donkeys and help them find a forever home.

Who are we?

We are a charity registered in December 2017, situated in Razac D’Eymet, Dordogne. We are run by a team of dedicated volunteers.

What do we do?

We rescue and care for abused and neglected donkeys and help them find a forever home.

What do we need?

We need donations for hay, feed, farrier visits, vet bills and transport costs for the donkeys we rescue.

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and for showing an interest in the work we do.  

We are a fully registered charity, and our mission is to help, rescue and care for abused and neglected donkeys.

We rely solely on donations and volunteers, so, any help you are able to offer us, is greatly appreciated. We couldn’t, and wouldn’t, exist without your help.

Feel free to have a look around, see our beautiful donkeys, make a donation, contact us, and generally feel the HeeHaws love!

You are all welcome!

Carina and the HeeHaws Team.

How Can You help

Sponsor a Donkey

If you sponser one of our amazing donkeys, you will recieve a certificate and photo of ‘your’ donkey. You will also be able to visit and groom your donkey should you ever come to France!


If you have any spare time or skills you think may be useful, and would like to volunteer, please get in touch! Whether it's to help muck out or groom our lovely donkeys, any help is very much appreciated!


Please help us to help them. All donations however large or small will make a difference to their lives. Visit our link below for more info.

Online Purchases

Easy Fundraising. It's FREE to use and we receive a percentage of your purchase price. All you need to do is press the link below and Create Account.

Help us to help them

We rely on the help and support to keep HeeHaws up and running. If we did not receive your help then we would not be able to rescue abused and neglected donkeys, build and maintain their health, ensure they get regular visits from the farrier and vets…and all the other things that go with running a donkey sanctuary.

We appreciate every single bit of help that we receive.  Thank you 

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Our Donkey Friends

These are the lovely donkeys that HeeHaws have in their care. All have their own quirky and loving characters. No longer afraid, hungry or unloved. 
Click on each image to read their story.

Meet Our Team

We have a fabulous team here at HeeHaws. Every one of them plays a very important part, ensuring all our donkeys needs are met and everything runs smoothly.  Find out more by clicking on each picture.


HeeHaws President Hello there! My name is Carina, and I have always had a...


HeeHaws Website Coordinator and Stationery Designer For most of my working life...


HeeHaws Farrier Having worked in the industry for the last 25 years, Gareth came...


HeeHaws Secretary I have a great love for all animals, especially dogs and...


HeeHaws Treasurer and Sponsorship Secretary I’ve always loved animals, but it...


HeeHaws Fundraising Officer As an animal lover who spent a career in London...


The aim of Heehaws is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. My principal role is...


My Name is Jo. I have lived in France for nearly 3 years now with my husband and...


It’s such a wonderful start to our week coming to Heehaws. We love helping...


We left the UK and began our French adventure almost 10 years ago. First, we...


Last year I came to Heehaws with a friend, to meet Carina and the wonderful...


Hi, my name is Shirley. I have been living in France for 12 months and love...


I just adore my Monday mornings at HeeHaws! It’s such a great start to my...


After taking a break from work recently, I wanted to find something I could do...


My wife Sue ‘dragged me along’ to HeeHaws as she thought it would be good for me...


HeeHaws Vet We’ve been very fortunate at HeeHaws to have such...