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Time to buy hay and straw

Ian Colton, Donkey Welfare Adviser has some tips about buying hay and straw for winter feed for donkeys.

Time to buy straw and hay

Welcome back

We are delighted to welcome visitors back once again to our Open Farm in July.

Welcome back

Supporting two donkeys and a mule

Caring for two donkeys and a mule was proving difficult for an owner who reached out to us for help and advice. Ciara O'Kelly, Donkey Welfare Adviser and other members of our welfare team reassured her and put a plan in place to support the owner and improve the welfare of her animals.

"I felt compelled to contact you following my recent experience with your wonderful organisation. I was at my wits' end having taken on two donkeys and a wayward mule as a favour for a friend. 

Ciara O'Kelly, Donkey Welfare Adviser

Supporting donkeys in the community

Our Donkey Welfare Advisers (DWA) regularly support donkey owners with advice about how to care for their animals.

Lockie, our lockdown foal

Lockie was born at our sanctuary in shortly after the first lockdown began in 2020. Read on to find out how he's been developing.

Lockie was born in our care in 2020

A new life for a marshland donkey

Following reports about the remains of a donkey along the river Corrib in Co Galway, members our welfare team investigated.

The donkey was terrified and we knew he would be difficult to catch

A new home for Teddy and Eric

Because of your donations, we are able to improve the lives of donkeys like Teddy and Eric. Can you make a donation today to help us continue our vital work?

Emily found six donkeys living in an environment that was not suited to their needs

A happy home for Seanie

When Emily Collins, Donkey Welfare Adviser investigated a welfare concern, she discovered a group of donkeys desperately in need of our help. It was clear they all needed new homes. Two homes were quickly identified for donkeys Lily and OB. Our friends at Hungry Horse Outside stepped up to offer a rescue space for Seanie and two colts called Teddy and Eric and they were moved to a local vet hospital to receive further care. While receiving treatment Emily and fellow Donkey Welfare Adviser, Clare Crowther, identified suitable homes for the three donkeys. 

Seanie shortly after Emily discovered him

A mother's love

In a group of donkeys beside our Visitor Information Centre lives a mother and son with a special bond.

Bocelli lives with his mother Eren in a group of donkeys at our sanctuary in Liscarroll.

Supporting the donkeys of Inis Mor

Two members of our welfare team travelled to Inis Mor in November to support the donkeys in the island community. 

Inis Mor Donkeys

Our sanctuary in Liscarroll

We know you miss visiting our donkeys at our sanctuary in Liscarroll and they miss you too!

Adoption donkey Jacksie