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Winter Feed/ Bedding Appeal

€7,493 of €10,000 goal

Raised by 239 people in 5 months
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 ..33257818_1537909789602541_r.jpegDue 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.
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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,
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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€7,493 of €10,000 goal

Raised by 239 people in 5 months
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23 hours ago
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Stefan Hinsch
1 day ago
€50
Anonymous
1 day ago
€30
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1 day ago
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