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Valerie Mathews

It is with sadness that we advise members that Mrs Valerie Mathews passed away on 1st December.   Valerie was an early member of the Society, was a recognised breeder of donkeys under the Westra prefix, with a successful showing record.  She had been a member of Council and of various committees including Chairman of the […]

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Eve’s journey – free ebook of walking tour with donkey in 1923

Eve’s Journey: 1923 We have been advised of a Donkey book which is available as an ebook and can be downloaded for free from https://gill.brackenbury.nz/ .  Scroll down the page and choose the format you would like to download. Hard copies can be purchased direct from New Zealand as per details on the flyer Eve’s Journey flier […]

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Care plans for your donkey if you’re not available

Clare Strang has put together excellent guidance on the importance of preparing a care plan for your donkey(s), along with a clear template to complete with all relevant details.  Please visit the Education page for details https://www.donkeybreedsociety.co.uk/our-charity/education/

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Buy donkey pictures and benefit the DBS

Message from Alan Pettifer: I’m an artist and because of my love of donkeys and the many commissions l receive to paint them, l’ve decided to set up a Donkeys Save Donkeys project whereas my paintings are reproduced in to high quality prints and £5 from each sale will be donated to one of the […]

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Covid-19 follow-up survey of UK equine owners

Please see below for details of a survey on equine (not just horse – I checked) owners which you might like to complete.  While it focuses on people keeping their equines on yards, there are interesting questions which relate to professionals that we use and whether Covid 19 has altered their practice, and also about […]

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Anne McCaig – in memoriam

It with much sadness that we advise members of the recent death of Anne McCaig.     Anne had been a member of the DBS for many many years.  She had served as a Society Council member, a Chairman and member of the Driving Committee, until recently had been the editor of the Driving pages in […]

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PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT DONKEY WELFARE IN UK ANNOUNCED The Donkey Breed Society and the founders of War Horse Memorial are delighted to announce a working partnership to further the cause of donkey welfare through a programme of education and support. The announcement comes today, on the first National Animal Day, Sunday August 23, 2020, which […]

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Purple poppy purchase possible

       Amber (4) a DBS Northern Junior and her donkey Missy celebrating National Animal Day HUMANS AND DONKEYS WEAR YOUR PURPLE POPPIES WITH PRIDE! The founders of War Horse Memorial have kindly given us purple pin badges, the official emblem for National Animal Day, and poppies for our donkeys, to support our valued […]

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