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Thank You Ladies!

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.

The marvelous ladies who participated the Mini Marathon

Donkeys come first, second and third

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.

Casey, Clancy and Callaghan

Giving our support to the Irish Ruby Team

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!

Chaz and Indie playing ball

The Donkey Sanctuary is behind the Irish Rugby Team

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.

Chaz and Indie playing ball

Cadbury finds care and protection

This three year old stallion donkey was rescued recently by The Donkey Sanctuary. He was left abandoned on a road and presented with a wound on his neck and with a very nervous and scared demeanour.

We are unsure of what trauma and abuse he has suffered in the past but we are sure that those days are over for him now. The fear in his eyes will slowly fade away as he learns from our patient and loving staff what is to be cared for and protected.

Cadbury with fear in his eyes

A journey to happiness for Comet and Eclipse

Stunning donkeys Comet and Eclipse have experienced a great deal in their short lives. Comet is just under 3 years old and Eclipse is Comet's foal and is a one year old.

The beautiful donkeys were purchased in the good times and with the economic downturn came the emigration of their owner. The donkeys were left in the care of an elderly gentleman whose health was declining.

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Comet and Eclipse

The story of blind donkey foal Bocelli

The Donkey Sanctuary rescued a pregnant mare that was abandoned in extremely poor conditions in January 2015. On July 12th Eren gave birth to a very special foal in the safety of The Donkey Sanctuary.

In January 2015 Donkey Welfare Adviser Cathy Griffin responded to an urgent call about three donkeys that had been abandoned in a remote field with no access to grazing or shelter.

Bocelli

Super Granny Donkeys

Did you know that donkeys can live for up to fifty years if treated correctly? We have almost 1,700 donkeys altogether in our care in Ireland ranging from new-born foals to our oldest donkey Tootsie who is the amazing age of 53 years!

Some of our more mature donkeys having a rest

Sanctuary Vet Team is here to help with your donkeys ailments

Many people are not aware that if you are a donkey owner and you have concerns about your donkey’s health and welfare- we are here to help.

We are very fortunate to have a state of the art veterinary hospital, two incredible Veterinary Surgeons and a great team of Vet nurses here in Liscarroll. We also have a Diagnostic Lab and lab technician who ensures that the donkey’s bloods are regular and that they are all free from disease. The hospital also offers an x-ray service, a padded drop-down box and an exquisite operating theater.

Mick is minding Sinclair after his laser treatment

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