I know some four legged friends that would give their right hoof for some of fundraiser Julie's delicious baking but like us, donkeys have to watch their figures too! Instead it was Julie’s lucky family and neighbours in Co Kildare that came in for an extra special treat last month when Julie, aged nine, held a cake sale at her house – with no less than 6 different pastry delights.
Hi folks ! All right, all right ! It’s been three months again since my last entry, I know what some of you may think « sooooo ? yet another translation to be blamed ? ». Sorry but yes ! Partly. I’m finished with Bhutan all right, but guess what…I was then called to the rescue for another catalogue, one on Renoir for a change.
A free ‘donkey care’ workshop has been arranged by The Donkey Sanctuary at Knockagh View Equestrian Centre in Carrickfergus, on Saturday 31st October from 10am to 4pm for donkey owners.
We often come across cases of neglect and Sam is no exception. At three years of age, Sam certainly had not had the best start in life. Rescued by our Sanctuary in Ireland he now has a Sanctuary for life.
Over the years the Donkey Sanctuary has paid particular attention to maintaining strong relationships with other Irish animal welfare organisations. We have found that this is essential in order to achieve high standards of donkey welfare and to that end we love to share our expertise with others.
On a bright sunny June Bank Holiday Monday it was wonderful to see so many ladies gathered in the middle of Dublin city for the Flora Mini Marathon – 17 of which were running for the donkeys. 40,000 ladies in all ran through the streets of the city to raise some much needed funds for various charities throughout Ireland – a tremendous turn out on such a glorious day.