Donegal Donkey Sanctuary / Lifeline

€58,010 of €60,000 goal

Raised by 1,854 people in 23 months


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.
Web: www.donegaldonkeysanc.com
Email: donegaldonkeysanctuary@gmail.com
Facebook: Donegal Donkey Sanctuary



Our Story:

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 



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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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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.
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.❤️
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Dear Supporter, We are heartbroken to report that our vehicle and horsebox have been irreparably damaged as a result of a freak accident late Tuesday night. (May 8th) Thankfully there were no donkeys in transit at the time and no-one was injured in the accident. There was no other vehicle involved. Once again we must call upon our loyal supporters to help put our 'donkey ambulance' back on the road. The vehicle was insured but all indications are that payments will fall far short of what is required to replace both & it is crucial that we have a reliable vehicle to answer emergency calls and carry out all aspects of our vital work.
Please visit our Facebook page for more details on the accident. Thank you
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Hay Appeal:
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.
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Brian Horohoe
23 months ago

Hi Sandra my name is Brian horohoe I'm a farrier from roscommon if I can be any help give me a call 0863697576

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Ceri Farquhar Smith
23 months ago

Hello, Id like to donate monthly but I cant find a link to your facebook page. Also Im going on a UK cycling tour this summer, can I come and visit? I loves donkeys I do!

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Barbara Carolan
23 months ago
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6

Yoga boann raised 320 euro at a yoga charity class today.

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Kelli Ashley Jensen
23 months ago
6
6

Is there a way to donate from the US? Not sure if go fund me will convert from dollar to the pound.

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Heather Hayes
23 months ago
3
3

If you donate via Paypal, it will convert any money you send into that country's money. I think most fundraising sites will also do this but just check.

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Lisa Bittinger Estupinan
23 months ago
3
3

Would like to donate but I'm in the US and not sure how to convert from our dollar. Can you tell me if this is doable?

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Helen Kiely-O'Regan
23 months ago
2
2

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

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Seamus O Ciara
23 months ago
2
2

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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Laura Mann
23 months ago
2
2

Kelli Ashley Jensen, you can use your credit card to make a donation and the amount will be converted.

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Bronagh Moran
23 months ago
1
1

Awww.. well let's hope Buttercup and Hope marks new beginnings with easier times ahead for the sanctuary. These little fellas have definitely brought out the best in us, so lovely to see

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Eamonn Fhoner
23 months ago
1
1

well i think you should keep this fund going even after you reach 50,000 as i think people like to give like this as well as those who can commit there sad eyes make you want to give

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Grainne Ryan
23 months ago
1
1

Hi I don't use my card ..I know it's secure and all but would rather send a cheque.can you give me an address and a name to pay to ?thanks grainne.

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Monko Dor
23 months ago
1
1

Ceri, check this post: https://www.facebook.com/DonegalDonkeySanctuary/posts/1537979866221841 Also I think they have open days, but maybe it is better to check with them via facebook

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Анатолий
3 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Michael
6 months ago

I would like to donate but your site will not let me enter my correct expiration date.

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€25
Ginger Veacg
28 days ago

Thank you for all you do. I hope to visit one day.

€20
Anonymous
29 days ago
€25
Anonymous
1 month ago
JV
€10
Javier Varela
1 month ago

These animals are amazing and they deserve happy lives

JM
€50
John McGarvey
1 month ago

Keep up the good. Maith sibh

CO
€20
Cheryl O
1 month ago

Thank you for all the work you do

€15
Anonymous
1 month ago
€10
Anonymous
1 month ago
Brian Horohoe
23 months ago

Hi Sandra my name is Brian horohoe I'm a farrier from roscommon if I can be any help give me a call 0863697576

+ Read More
Ceri Farquhar Smith
23 months ago

Hello, Id like to donate monthly but I cant find a link to your facebook page. Also Im going on a UK cycling tour this summer, can I come and visit? I loves donkeys I do!

+ Read More
Barbara Carolan
23 months ago
6
6

Yoga boann raised 320 euro at a yoga charity class today.

+ Read More
Kelli Ashley Jensen
23 months ago
6
6

Is there a way to donate from the US? Not sure if go fund me will convert from dollar to the pound.

+ Read More
Heather Hayes
23 months ago
3
3

If you donate via Paypal, it will convert any money you send into that country's money. I think most fundraising sites will also do this but just check.

+ Read More
Lisa Bittinger Estupinan
23 months ago
3
3

Would like to donate but I'm in the US and not sure how to convert from our dollar. Can you tell me if this is doable?

+ Read More
Helen Kiely-O'Regan
23 months ago
2
2

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

+ Read More
Seamus O Ciara
23 months ago
2
2

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.

+ Read More
Laura Mann
23 months ago
2
2

Kelli Ashley Jensen, you can use your credit card to make a donation and the amount will be converted.

+ Read More
Bronagh Moran
23 months ago
1
1

Awww.. well let's hope Buttercup and Hope marks new beginnings with easier times ahead for the sanctuary. These little fellas have definitely brought out the best in us, so lovely to see

+ Read More
Eamonn Fhoner
23 months ago
1
1

well i think you should keep this fund going even after you reach 50,000 as i think people like to give like this as well as those who can commit there sad eyes make you want to give

+ Read More
Grainne Ryan
23 months ago
1
1

Hi I don't use my card ..I know it's secure and all but would rather send a cheque.can you give me an address and a name to pay to ?thanks grainne.

+ Read More
Monko Dor
23 months ago
1
1

Ceri, check this post: https://www.facebook.com/DonegalDonkeySanctuary/posts/1537979866221841 Also I think they have open days, but maybe it is better to check with them via facebook

+ Read More
Анатолий
3 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
Michael
6 months ago

I would like to donate but your site will not let me enter my correct expiration date.

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