A Lifeline For Little Timmy

€15,552 of €18,000 goal

Raised by 475 people in 37 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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So Timmy is 3 years old! We will be hosting his annual tea party this Sunday 28th from 12-30 ‘til 5-30. Tea/coffee & home bakes served on the day. We will be cutting his cake at 3pm (for human consumption only!)
Timmy will have ginger nuts and carrots! If you are too far away to attend on the day why not pop a card in the post wishing him a happy birthday! He continues to thrive & enjoy life here at the sanctuary with his best friend Henry. If you can contribute at any point to his ongoing care please keep him in your thoughts. Thank you for everything that you have done for him to date. From all at DDS. (Timmy (L) Henry(R)
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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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Séamus O Ciara
13 months ago
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He's such a little angel!

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Tionne
13 days ago

Hey would all please check out my campaign to help me raise money to pay for the remainder of my tuition. I’m not very active on social media so a share of my campaign will be greatly appreciated please

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Harlie
25 days ago

Happy Birthday Timmy. You surely have come a long way. Wish I could be there for your party. Love you and your caretakers from afar. ❤️

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Nylah
3 months ago

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Анатолий
7 months ago

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Séamus
7 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
25 months ago

I love Timmy ❤️❤️❤️

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Geraldine Byrne
25 months ago

Happy Birthday Timmy

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Leslie Needham
25 months ago

Lovely news

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Mererid Noyle
25 months ago

Wonderful news! Go Timmy!!!

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Seamus O Ciara
25 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
34 months ago

He's doing so good!!!

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Norman Rickard
35 months ago

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

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Robert Hepburn
37 months ago

The beautiful love between Little Timmy and his mum Twilight.

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samuel fiunte
19 days ago
€20
Madeleine Rushforth
21 days ago

I have visited the Donkey sanctuary and see what great work they do with what little they have, thanks guys.

DL
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Donal Lochlainn
22 days ago
€20
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23 days ago
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€50
Margaret McLean
23 days ago
€30
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24 days ago
€30
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24 days ago
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25 days ago
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€100
pat ruane
25 days ago
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€50
Carolyn Mazzo
25 days ago
Séamus O Ciara
13 months ago
1
1

He's such a little angel!

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Tionne
13 days ago

Hey would all please check out my campaign to help me raise money to pay for the remainder of my tuition. I’m not very active on social media so a share of my campaign will be greatly appreciated please

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Harlie
25 days ago

Happy Birthday Timmy. You surely have come a long way. Wish I could be there for your party. Love you and your caretakers from afar. ❤️

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Nylah
3 months 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
7 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
7 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
25 months ago

I love Timmy ❤️❤️❤️

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Geraldine Byrne
25 months ago

Happy Birthday Timmy

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Leslie Needham
25 months ago

Lovely news

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Mererid Noyle
25 months ago

Wonderful news! Go Timmy!!!

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Seamus O Ciara
25 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
34 months ago

He's doing so good!!!

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Norman Rickard
35 months ago

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

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Robert Hepburn
37 months ago

The beautiful love between Little Timmy and his mum Twilight.

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