The Numbers: The Donkey Sanctuary

The figures behind the charity that cares for and prevents cruelty to donkeys and mules around the world.

£22.6m - The charity's income for the year ending September 2009, compared with £22.7m in the previous year

£1.69m - The cost of generating voluntary income. The charity raised a total of £20.4m, giving it a fundraising ratio of 8p in the pound. The previous year's ratio was also 8p in the pound

£28.6m - Free reserves at year-end, including £8.2m in respect of legacies that the sanctuary has not yet received

£110k - No employee was paid more than this

2,800 - The number of donkeys and mules the charity looked after on 10 farms throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland

400k - The number of veterinary treatments provided to donkeys in other countries, including India, Kenya, Mexico and Spain

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