Animal welfare groups across Ireland have called for micro-chipping, neutering and vaccinating of pets to become mandatory.
Albert Kleyn, co-founder of the Cork Animal Care Society, explains the importance of these procedures, and says they need become a requirement for pet owners, sooner rather than later. He also said that the recently introduced Protection of Animals Act 2012 is too weak and missed out on the neutering and micro-chipping requirement.
The most rewarding part of the job is getting these donkeys back to good health and finding suitable homes for them in pairs.
Paddy Barrett, our PR Manager, believes more money is needed to continue the rescue of abandoned donkeys from the forests, bogs, and pounds of Ireland.
Paddy explains the majority of donkeys saved by the Sanctuary have usually been subject to appalling conditions and are very emaciated with contorted, overgrown feet.
Full article by Kelly O'Brien
Giving sanctuary and rehabilitating animals left out in the cold
Tuesday, 24 December 2013