Donegal Donkey Sanctuary / Lifeline
What The Funds Are For:
We are struggling to keep the doors open at Donegal Donkey Sanctuary. The cost of vet, feed and farrier bills, along with welfare vehicle, trailer and centre maintenance costs are placing tremendous pressure on financial resources.
We have endured a hard winter with an ever increasing numbers of donkeys seeking refuge at our doors. At this point in time closure seems inevitable so we are reaching out for help to SAVE OUR SANCTUARY.
Who We Are:
Donegal Donkey Sanctuary is a ‘not for profit’, voluntary organisation. To date we have rehomed over 600 donkeys and currently have over seventy in our care.
We operate from a purpose built centre in Castledooey, Donegal, Ireland.
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Back in 2006 Danny Curran took in his first rescue donkey without knowing where that journey would take him. This abandoned donkey, who was facing being euthanised unless a home could be found, would be the first of many to find comfort and hope in his care. So Donegal Donkey Sanctuary was born. With lots of hard work, long hours and hundreds of rescues later Danny and his team of volunteers now face their biggest battle yet – to SAVE OUR SANCTUARY.
How You Can Help:
Please consider donating on this page or check out our Facebook page on how to become a monthly donator. Monthly direct debits (no matter how small) are a lifeline for animal rescues such as ourselves. Please share our campaign with family and friends in order to give these beautiful creatures a second chance at life. Thank you
Donegal Donkey Sanctuary
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❤️
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.
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. The 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.❤️
Please visit our Facebook page for more details on the accident. Thank you
Dear Supporter, It has been a long, hard, cold winter here at the sanctuary and we find ourselves almost at the end of our winter feed supplies. Following last year's disasterous harvest, hay and straw are both scarce and expensive. We need your help to keep the donkeys fed until the first grass of Spring emerges in the paddocks. On days like today this feels like a very long way off. Round bales of hay are currently costing from €37/€42 and small square bales €4-50/€5-50. No donation is too small to help us keep our residents warm and happy. Thank you for your continued support. From all at DDS.
Hi Sandra ur like to continue donating as often as I can. Can i lodge into ur account as mentioned without setting up direct debit. I'm not sure how often or how much I can donate each time as I'm on a small income but I'll do my best as I love all animals especially dogs and donkeys. Thanks . Keep up the good work xxx
Guys I'm not sure if Direct debit work from the US without going through a 3rd party company. If folks overseas want to set up a monthly automated PayPal transaction here is a link on how to do that https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_manage-paylist I'm setting one up now and will be happy to answer questions if anyone outside of Ireland has any.
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