A Lifeline For Little Timmy

€14,902 of €18,000 goal

Raised by 460 people in 34 months
Little Timmy came into the world at 6am this morning and is a beautiful little foal. Sadly he has been born with a deformityand his hind legs are currently bent and twisted preventing him from standing or feeding normally.  He has quite a severe problem with tendons around the fetlock area. 
His Mum, Twilight, came to the sanctuary a number of months ago having been rescued from a forest in South Donegal. Within months of her arrival it became evident that she was carrying a foal and the arrival of the 'little one' has been much anticipated.
Joy turned to shock and sadness this morning when Timmy's predicament became evident.  Clearly the mares recent trauma has impacted on her unborn foal.
The vet is hopeful that he can gain strength in his little legs and go on to lead a normal life however the cost  of treatment will be a huge burden on sanctuary finances. 
Could you help provide a lifeline for little Timmy?  
Please help him on his way to a happy future. 
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Dear Supporter,
With a record number of donkeys in our care we are concerned to find our winter feed supplies getting dangerously low. Each year we estimate (as best we can) the number of bales needed when grass growth stops outdoors and the feeding of hay/haylage begins. Once again this winter has seen an unprecedented amount of vulnerable souls arrive at our doors in need of shelter, food and the touch of a loving hand.
Paddock grazing is some months off at this stage and the level of feeding needed has placed a considerable financial burden on sanctuary funds. We are reaching out to our loyal supporters for any help that could be given. No donation is too small. We need to provide enough food for empty tummies until summer grazing can commence. Small bales of hay are currently €5 with the large round bales of hay/haylage costing approx €45/50 each. We are humbled daily by the capacity of these beautiful, gentle creatures to forgive people for the most inhumane treatment. We will do everything in our power to fight for a second chance at life for each and every one. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Sending love and hope around the world tonight. From all at DDS❤️
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Wishing a very Merry Christmas to all my supporters!
Henry and I are patiently waiting for Santa tonight. Hoping he will bring lots of ginger nuts and carrots! We are all tucked up warm,snug and fed in our stables here at DDS. Sending love across the world tonight. Love Timmy ❤️
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Winter Feed/Bedding Appeal 2018/2019
Dear supporters,
Winter is upon us again and this year brings even greater challenges to the sanctuary than in previous years. The fodder/bedding crisis will have a huge effect on us this year with lots of hungry mouths to feed and provide warm bedding for. Please help us reach our goal and enable us to provide the much needed care that our residents need and deserve.
Timmy continues to thrive and lead a normal life with his donkey friends here at the sanctuary. He was gelded (castrated) in early summer as he had reached maturity and he coped well with the procedure making a swift recovery. He celebrated his 2nd birthday in July with a party and many supporters travelled on the day to help him celebrate with cards and good wishes! It was a day that we hardly dared hope for when he was a little foal struggling to walk. He is one brave little ‘man’❤️
Due to an exceptionally long and hard winter followed by a very wet spring, fodder reserves were depleted across the country.
While the heatwave experienced in early summer was welcomed by many people it was yet another blow to the farming community as grass growth was severely restricted. A combination of all these factors has resulted in a severe shortage of hay, straw and haylage.
Available supply is set to be very expensive and will place a huge strain on our financial resources.
Thank you for taking the time to read this Appeal. Every donation will make a difference to these beautiful animals. Your support is very much appreciated.❤️
Go Timmy!
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Hi to all Timmy supporters! We just wanted to share some photographs of his recent birthday party. It was a wonderful day enjoyed by many of Timmy’s friends. We may have managed his treatment but it was his own fighting spirit that carried him through. He is pretty special. Looking forward to next year’s party already! Once again thank you to all for contributing towards his incredible journey. Go Timmy!
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Séamus O Ciara
10 months ago
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He's such a little angel!

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Nylah
22 days ago

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Анатолий
4 months ago

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Séamus
4 months ago

Thank you all so much for all you do. Merry Christmas from Salt Lake City to you, family and of course the fur babies.

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Lucy Dawson
22 months ago

I love Timmy ❤️❤️❤️

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Geraldine Byrne
22 months ago

Happy Birthday Timmy

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Leslie Needham
22 months ago

Lovely news

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Mererid Noyle
22 months ago

Wonderful news! Go Timmy!!!

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Seamus O Ciara
22 months ago

absolutely brilliant news! the face of the sanctuary is such a little fighter. thanks for sharing and continuing to do all you do for these beautiful creatures.

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Gregory Lanphear
31 months ago

He's doing so good!!!

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Norman Rickard
31 months ago

Lovely to see the little fella walking about. All the best Timmy.

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Robert Hepburn
34 months ago

The beautiful love between Little Timmy and his mum Twilight.

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Created July 20, 2016
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EJ
€25
Eugenia Jones
1 month ago
PR
€100
pat ruane
1 month ago
CO
€25
Carmel O’Sullivan
2 months ago
CS
€50
Caroline Shore
2 months ago
MR
€50
mark ryan
2 months ago
JE
€20
Justine Emoe
2 months ago

Thanks for doing what you do. With respect, from a city girl who loves donkeys.

KG
€50
Kathy Gilroy
2 months ago

They are beautiful creatures in dire need and nowhere else to go...

JB
€10
John Beard
2 months ago

I would have loved to have contributed more but unfortunately I lost my job last December and money is a bit tight.

NM
€50
Nuala McCormack
2 months ago
MM
€100
Margaret McLean
4 months ago
Séamus O Ciara
10 months ago
1
1

He's such a little angel!

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Nylah
22 days ago

Hi I hope your cause is campaign is striving but if anyone is reading this .... can you please take a look at my campaign “Nylah’s Gift to Her Family “

+ Read More
Анатолий
4 months ago

Hello friends!!! Help save the saiga! They are on the verge of extinction !!!! Enter in search: Save-saiga-population . And you will learn about the global problem of saiga!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

+ Read More
Séamus
4 months ago

Thank you all so much for all you do. Merry Christmas from Salt Lake City to you, family and of course the fur babies.

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Lucy Dawson
22 months ago

I love Timmy ❤️❤️❤️

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Geraldine Byrne
22 months ago

Happy Birthday Timmy

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Leslie Needham
22 months ago

Lovely news

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Mererid Noyle
22 months ago

Wonderful news! Go Timmy!!!

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Seamus O Ciara
22 months ago

absolutely brilliant news! the face of the sanctuary is such a little fighter. thanks for sharing and continuing to do all you do for these beautiful creatures.

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Gregory Lanphear
31 months ago

He's doing so good!!!

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Norman Rickard
31 months ago

Lovely to see the little fella walking about. All the best Timmy.

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Robert Hepburn
34 months ago

The beautiful love between Little Timmy and his mum Twilight.

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