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Here at The Donkey Sanctuary we are getting together with our donkeys and mules to celebrate World Animal Day.
Sunday, October 4, marks the global event which aims to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the world.
The Donkey Sanctuary works to strive towards our vision of creating a world where donkeys and mules live free form suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.
We are delighted to be joining the Global Wave of selfies in a bid to boost the awareness of World Animal Day!.
Smiles all round for the proud new guardians of donkey Elaine.
Elaine was relinquished to the Donkey Sanctuary in 2013 as her owner was no longer able to take care of her due to health problems so luckily she was taken in by the Donkey Sanctuary. Due to her kind nature Elaine began her training for our re homing scheme.
We wish to congratulate and thank all of the inspirational ladies who participated in The Evening Echo, Cork Mini Marathon on Sunday 27th September.
Over 10,000 women lined the streets of Cork to represent a variety of causes and raise awareness and funds for local and national charities. We are extremely grateful to the brave women who ran in aid of The Donkey Sanctuary and represented us so well. Funds raised will go towards the care and welfare of donkeys in Ireland.
Our mantra at The Donkey Sanctuary is that donkeys come first, second and third - they are at the heart of all we do. This certainly was the case for donkeys Casey, Clancy and Callaghan rescued from possible euthanasia at the end of their stay in a local equine pound. Abandoned and unwanted, they were deemed of little value to their one-time owner – an inconvenience and burden to someone’s world, needs and lifestyle. All three donkeys are now just over two years old; for the first few months of their lives they must have been attractive adorable little foals.
The Donkey Sanctuary likes to keep up to date with the sporting world and we always support our local and national teams- after all it is through the donations from the general public that we are funded so we like to give back where possible.
The Donkeys (and staff!) here have been very excited about Ireland taking part in the World Cup and have been playing with rugby balls in the paddocks and practicing scrums and rucks!
The Donkey Sanctuary likes to keep up to date with the sporting world and we always support our local and national teams - after all it is through the donations from the general public that we are funded so we like to give back where possible.
The donkeys (and staff!) here have been very excited about Ireland taking part in the World Cup and have been playing with rugby balls in the paddocks and practicing scrums and rucks!
See some of the pictures of the donkeys enjoying the buzz!
We wish Ireland all the best in their upcoming games.
The Donkey Sanctuary will hold our annual collection in The Crescent on October 22 2015. Last year we got a terrific response from the public and we are hoping for the same this year!
If you are in the area come down and say hello on the day.
EFETA are delighted to announce their upcoming conference on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September ’15 – aptly entitled “EFETA – Moving Forward”.
More information available here http://www.efeta.ie/
The Donkey Sanctuary’s activities in Ireland began in 1987 and since then over 4,600 donkeys have been taken into our care and provided with loving homes. We continue to rescue and care for abandoned, abused and neglected donkeys from every corner of Ireland.
As part of our strategic plan and the continuing programme of development we are looking to add a Finance Manager to our team in Liscarroll, Co Cork to provide leadership and further develop the finance function for the charity.