What’s Happening: March 2, 2013


  • Suzanne here. In the last few years I have seen AHAR go from strength to strengt…
    Suzanne here. In the last few years I have seen AHAR go from strength to strength because of a team of people that came to my side who believe in AHAR and I. These people deserve so much credit and applause. They are Sharon Shannon, Georgia Murray, Marc Jones, Ted Cronin, Mary O'Shea, Tina Glover, Tom O'Shea, Seamus Fogarty, Mike Cronin, Mary Knowles, Betz Boxer Lovin OSullivanhalpin the Kerry wardens, and the Ark vets. These are the hearts of AHAR and keep it beating day and night while I run around the country saving what I can. They have so much patience with me, these times I wonder how they put up with me lol. I just want them to know how much I appreciate them and I'm so glad I have them to take AHAR to the next level. I love you guys.
  • Suzanne here, well the time is here…I’m putting my heart on my sleeve. I’m going…
    Suzanne here, well the time is here…I’m putting my heart on my sleeve. I’m going to share my dream with you. For 33 years of my life I’ve dreamed of a state of the art rescue, a place where I could save the unwanted animals of Ireland, a place to be proud of, a place that would keep AHAR safe forever, long after I’m gone. I’ve never even seen the path to it because I’ve struggled so hard to save every animal given to me.

    I hope I’ve proven to people that I am real and that I am in this for the long haul, until the day I die I will never stop saving them. AHAR rescues thousands of animals a year in a rented property and we live hand to mouth, day by day, always struggling but at the end of the day it’s worth it, we save them!

    Many of you share my dream but life took you on a different path. Now is your chance to re-live your dream again, I’m asking you to walk this path with me because I know together we can do it. Tears are pouring down my face writing this, my heart feels like it’s going to burst, this is everything to me, everything!

    AHAR – The Future…moving to the Next Level

    Hi all, Tom here, well the wait is over!

    If you have been following us then you know that we are a 100% volunteer run organisation founded by Suzanne Gibbons in 1991 and currently based on a rented farm near Gneevguilla, Co. Kerry.

    Our mission is to rescue and re-home unwanted animals and AHAR rescues thousands of animals all over Ireland every year including dogs from various pounds all over the country every week.

    Following unprecedented demand for our services over the past year in particular we are now announcing plans to purchase and develop our own state of the art Animal Rescue Centre.

    I’ll let Suzanne explain….. “Every week we see more and more animals given up by their owners for whatever reason and the property we are renting is now too small for our needs. We have a strong forward thinking committee in place supporting the work that we are doing and after much deliberation we feel that the time is right to move on to the next level to ensure that as many animals as possible can be taken in, looked after and ultimately re-homed. We have identified a suitable property (land and outbuildings) and have agreed a price with the owner. To make our dream a reality we have to raise €100,000 which will allow us to secure a mortgage on the property and we are now commencing a major fund-raising drive to come up with this and will be looking for animal lovers everywhere to support us. We have recently applied to Revenue for Charity Status which is important for us in terms of future development”.

    Tom here again, I am a Volunteer with AHAR and along with a hard working committee share Suzanne’s dream, I will be the Co-ordinator for the Fund-raising initiatives. Here are some of the details of what is coming up in the short-term. As with any purchase there are timelines that have to be met and our immediate priority is to raise the €20,000 deposit that will secure the property for us. With this in mind we will be hosting a Sponsored Dog Walk in Killarney National Park on Sunday April 21st which will be led out by our Patron, internationally renowned musician Sharon Shannon and this will be followed by a concert in the Gleneagle Hotel by top comedian Jon Kenny on Saturday May 4th.

    In addition we are also tonight announcing a “Friends of AHAR Patron’s Scheme” whereby members of the public can become official AHAR Patrons by making a donation of €100 or more and a link specifically for this is available on our website (www.ahar.ie). If you wish, you may also record your Patronage in memory of a deceased relative or pet. All Patrons will be presented with a personal Patron’s Certificate and will be acknowledged on our Patron’s Wall which will be located in the reception area of our new property. All funds raised through the Patrons Scheme will be used towards the purchase of the property.

    We have a huge following on Facebook (facebook.com/ahar.ie) and will be posting details of how people can get Sponsorship Cards for the walk and tickets for the Jon Kenny Show on our Facebook page in the coming few days.

    If anyone wants to help or contribute in any way I can be contacted by phone on 00 353 (0)83 1759327 or by email at tom@ahar.ie or alternatively send a pm through the AHAR page. I will keep you up to date regularly on how we are doing.

    "Dreams are nothing more than wishes – and wishes do come true".

    The Future begins now! Wish us luck.


    Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR)
    ahar.ie
    We rescue abandoned and unwanted animals, nurse them back to health, feed and take care of them until we can find a new loving forever home for them so they can have a happy life. We rescue dogs, cats, horses, goats, pigs, chickens, basically any animal that needs help.

  • No words required…..
    No words required…..

  • My favourite song in all the world…..perfect for my dream.
    My favourite song in all the world…..perfect for my dream.


    Eva Cassidy – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    Tribute to the Extraordinary Eva Cassidy ~ I discovered the profound beauty and talent of Eva Cassidy just recently while recovering from surgery. Laptop sur…

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    Another shy boy only a pup…

    Photo 3
    Another shy boy only a pup…

  • Photo 2
    Lovely little shy boy…

    Photo 2
    Lovely little shy boy…

  • Photo one
    Mairead our fab dog warden with two husky/setter pups…

    Photo one
    Mairead our fab dog warden with two husky/setter pups…

  • HI everyone, Georgia here, we need a dog brought from Castletownroche tomorrow a…
    HI everyone, Georgia here, we need a dog brought from Castletownroche tomorrow around about 6.30. Is there anybody who could do this for us and to bring to either me Georgia or AHAR.????? it is about 1 hour 13 mins from Killarney.
  • Our website www.ahar.ie will be down for the next few hours in preparation for ?…
    Our website www.ahar.ie will be down for the next few hours in preparation for ?????????????????? (not telling yet).
  • Are we there yet?
    Are we there yet?

  • On the way to Kerry pound to pick up all the pound babies… oh i cant wait to m…
    On the way to Kerry pound to pick up all the pound babies… oh i cant wait to meet them all. Its like the best lucky bag in the world!!!
  • Update from Marianne…
    Little pony has arrived!! Such a long journey, but all…

    Update from Marianne…
    Little pony has arrived!! Such a long journey, but all worth it to see Isabelle's face when he arrived. They look like they have known each other all their lives! Her showing him the paddock and just nosing at him all the time. Pics to follow. Thank you Suzanne Gibbons!

  • Dream it – Believe it – Achieve it., 5 hours to go.
    Dream it – Believe it – Achieve it., 5 hours to go.

  • Did you ever have a dream all your life? And walk a part of that dream, every da…
    Did you ever have a dream all your life? And walk a part of that dream, every day over and over again but never reach the end of that fantastic dream… im about to share it with the world and face reality… oh god im scared.
  • You wanted us to "spill the beans", here you go!
    You wanted us to "spill the beans", here you go!

  • Just told the cat!
    Just told the cat!

  • Want to thank Susanne from Germany who sent us a beautiful dog coat. Just receiv…
    Want to thank Susanne from Germany who sent us a beautiful dog coat. Just received this morning. XX – Georgia.
  • One last story tonight lol.
    I know i said goodnight but i just burst my sides laughing when i remembered this. It has nothing to do with AHAR but you'll be on the floor laughing… When i was 16. I went bowling with my friends and as i was walking home i found an old man sitting on the foothpath drunk as a skunk and crying…


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