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Stage 1: Donkey care induction day

Event date: 
Saturday, 7 November, 2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Tullamore, Co Offaly
Event status: 
Places available

This one day course combines the latest knowledge about caring for donkeys with practical hands on experience.

The day will help you decide if donkeys are suitable for your home and what to expect when they arrive and to feel more confident about looking after and handling your donkeys.

Donkeys are not small horses with big ears so even if you have owned horses for 20 years there is so much to learn about the differences between caring for donkeys and horses that attending a course is always an eye-opener.

Stage 1: Donkey care induction day

Jay and Matthew happy ever after

We recently appealed for homes for two of our gorgeous donkeys namely Jay and Matthew. They were rescued separately: Jay in Dublin 2012 and Matthew in Mayo 2013. They bonded in the green fields of Liscarroll and are now best friends. They were ready to be rehomed in Spring 2015 and we began the search for the perfect home.

It just so happened that Padre Pio Rest Home in Cappoquin were ready to commit to two donkeys and saw the handsome duo on our website.

Matthew being welcomed to his new home

Global Wave to World Animal Day

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!.

Eugene Butler with faithful friend Dessie

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

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