2011 Flora Women's Mini Marathon


Please help the donkeys in our care by taking part in the Mini Marathon in Dublin on Bank Holiday (Monday 6th June 2011).

The entry forms are available in the Evening Herald every Wednesday and Saturday or you can register on line now at www.florawomensminimarathon.ie

So far this year we have taken in 79 donkeys, and the calls just keep coming. Every cent raised will be stretched as far as possible.

Please contact us on 022 48398 or email jacinta.oconnor@thedonkeysanctuary.ie for your sponsor card and goodie bag with t-shirt.

Record number of donkey rescues in County Cork


The County Cork site of international animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary has been inundated with more than 240 donkey rescues in the last year.

The Donkey Sanctuary, County Cork, has recently been awarded a €50,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in recognition of their animal welfare activities. This money will be used to help fund school education programmes to promote good practice in animal welfare, hopefully lessening the number of distressing animal welfare cases in the future.

€50,000 grant received to help donkeys

3rd year students of Colaiste Treasa Kanturk

The Donkey Sanctuary is delighted to announce that it has received a grant of €50,000 from Mr Brendan Smith TD, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. This is in recognition of, and as a contribution towards, animal welfare activities in the forthcoming year. These funds will be put towards our schools’ education programme and will be used during the year ahead promoting good practice in animal welfare.

Donkey Sanctuary appeals for new donkey foster homes


This week, the Liscarroll-based Donkey Sanctuary has launched an appeal for new fosterers across Ireland to give a home to rescued donkeys.

The animal charity which is seeing record numbers of abandoned, neglected and unwanted donkeys in its care has significantly increased intake figures and has seen both of its farms fill to near capacity because of the current global economic problems.

Irene and Rua arrive at their new home

Irene and Rua arrive at their new home

Today we got a lovely email from Siobhan, Irene and Rua’s new foster mom. We here at The Sanctuary are delighted that these lovely donkeys have found such a loving new home. Siobhan wrote:-

Irene and Rua find a loving foster home

Rua and Irene

In January 1997 thirteen donkeys were rescued from appalling conditions in Co Wexford. Many of the mares in this group were in foal when they came in and subsequently gave birth here at The Sanctuary.

Lorraine gave birth to Jacinta one of our adoption donkeys and Tiffany, who we featured on our website recently, gave birth to Noelie and are now in a new foster home in Co Mayo.

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