What’s Happening: June 28, 2013


  • Sponsor A Stable for ???

    The lines are closed, the votes are in and the result…

    Sponsor A Stable for ???

    The lines are closed, the votes are in and the result is a…..

    Three-way Tie!! So, we are going to offer 3 new 'Sponsor A Stable Syndicates' to determine which of the 3 is the most popular by getting their 50 shares (20 each) sold first!

    All donations towards these Stable Syndicates will go directly to the purchase of AHAR's new premises. Our new Rescue Centre is a former Equestrian Centre with 30 acres of land including a Stable Block, arena and outbuildings. As part of our fund-raising drive we have made the 28 existing stables available for sponsorship (life-time sponsorship with a plaque on the door for a once-off donation of €1,000). 18 of the 28 stables are now sponsored, which means that just 10 are still available.

    And hopefully 3 more Stables will now be sponsored by AHAR's wonderful followers to commemorate the following worthy candidates:

    Our first Syndicate is for Honky the Pig! He's been a resident at AHAR since 2006 when Suzanne pig-napped him as a baby piglet when he was going to be put down as the runt of his litter. She minded him like a baby, carrying him around her neck in a knitted hat as though it was perfectly normal. And look at him know – a big fat pig in the very nicest sense, who has got up to so much mischief with unsuspecting visitors – and god help anyone who comes near his feed bucket! If you don't buy a 'share' in Honky's Syndicate, run fast if he sees you!

    To buy one or multiple 'shares' in the "Honky Stable Syndicate" here is the link – http://on.ahar.ie/honkysyn

    Our second Syndicate is for Rocky the Pug. Many of you will remember (with horror sadly) his recent story. He was rescued by a brave teenager from a near death situation and came to AHAR in a shocking state, full of injuries and infections. His jaw was broken, his teeth were hanging out, one eye was terribly infected and he had countless other injuries. He was quickly nicknamed Rocky by his wonderful AHAR supporters because of his fighting spirit and he came through several operations thanks to excellent veterinary care. He is now in his forever home, being spoiled rotten.

    To buy one or multiple 'shares' in the "Rocky the Pug Stable Syndicate" here is the link – http://on.ahar.ie/rockysyn

    Our third Syndicate is for Bob and Suzanne. All of you will by now be aware of the special place that Princess Passion, the beautiful gray mare rescued from death's door, has in Suzanne's heart. But her first and greatest equine love will always be Bob, the horse who was supposedly unrideable but she bonded with to become a champion showjumper, with their earnings from competitions keeping AHAR afloat for several years. When Bob died of colic about 18 months ago, he left a huge hole in Suzanne's heart – they were a team and the absolute embodiment of the perfect human/ horse relationship. So, it is only fitting that the stable next to Passion's Stable in the New AHAR Rescue Centre should honour Bob and Suzanne. Her two loves besides each other.

    To buy one or multiple 'shares' in the "Bob and Suzanne Stable Syndicate" here is the link – http://on.ahar.ie/bobsyn

    So, now it's over to you – donate for your favourite by buying one or more 'shares' in them. We will of course keep you up-to-date with progress in all 3 Syndicates.

  • Found in Cordal, Castleisland…If you know this dog please ring Phil on 087 623…
    Found in Cordal, Castleisland…If you know this dog please ring Phil on 087 6239975

    Please share so we can help find its owner.


    Dogs looking for homes. (NOT IN THE CARE OF AHAR)

  • These two beautiful rotties aged 10 and 7 are looking for new homes. Their owner…
    These two beautiful rotties aged 10 and 7 are looking for new homes. Their owner had to leave the country. They are in the care of Richard in Abbeydorney. His number is 087-1327491.


    Dogs looking for homes. (NOT IN THE CARE OF AHAR)

  • Update on Passion. (Feeling very sorry for herself tonight)
    Stayed with her all…

    Update on Passion. (Feeling very sorry for herself tonight)
    Stayed with her all night ya? All went perfect. Then this morning I fed her, cleaned her out as normal and said id go down to the house make a cup of tea and wait for Catherine.
    As I walked away, she started banging the door having a strop as she wanted to go with me so I gave her some carrots and walked away as she ate them. Next thing im at the house and shes banging the stable door again so im thinking she is so bold. But as Catherine drove in I heard silence so I said im just going up to check her and i'll be back.
    Well the fright I got. She decided to take on the door, turned herself upside down has now got a few new cuts. She was coming to find me no matter what.
    Thanks to the Howe family (John, Diane & Amanda) who dropped everything and drove to the farm also Mark Cronin who got her up for me again and poor Catherine who got such a fright.
    Susan the vet nurse came as fast as she could and treated her wounds and gave her more meds to stop infection.
    Susan gave me a telling off, saying Passion is spoilt and to start treating her like a horse not a baby….
    So tonight shes back on her straps till she calms down. If you saw her temper today. She is going to be some madam.
    Now shes safe, I can laugh at how head strong she is but today I swear I nearly fainted. The fright I got.
    Thanks to all my gang who helped Passion but most of all kept me calm. What next is this crazy mare going to get up to? xx

  • Which animal is going to be next to be commemorated on a stable plaque at the ne…
    Which animal is going to be next to be commemorated on a stable plaque at the new AHAR Animal Rescue Centre?

    As 'Big Brother' would say – YOU DECIDE!!

    So far we have had 'Sponsor A Stable Syndicates' comprising 50 shares of 20 euro each for: Passion, the beautiful grey mare rescued from death's door and now able to stand for herself after several weeks of being supported by a harness; Christy Gibbons RIP, Suzanne's late father and inspiration; Romeo and Juliet, the poor border terriers who needed extensive reconstructive surgery on their faces; and Bonnie & Clyde, the cat and dog who stuck together through thick and thin after being deliberately scalded with boiling water.

    But now it's up to YOU to decide who should join them – so leave your posts here (or send us a private message if you prefer) highlighting the animal you think most deserves to be recognised next. Get voting team AHAR!

  • Bonnie & Clyde (pictured here with Sharon Shannon, Suzanne and the wonderful Rut…
    Bonnie & Clyde (pictured here with Sharon Shannon, Suzanne and the wonderful Ruth Collings who has given them a forever home) would like to say a great big WOOF WOOF and a massive MEOW to all the kind and generous people who have donated towards sponsoring not just one but two stables to be commemorated in their honour at the new AHAR premises.

    As most of you are aware, we are currently fund-raising to buy a permanent future home for AHAR. Our new Rescue Centre is a former Equestrian Centre with 30 acres of land including a Stable Block, arena and outbuildings. As part of our fund-raising drive we have made the 28 existing stables available for sponsorship (life-time sponsorship with a plaque on the door for a once-off donation of €1,000). 18 of the 28 stables are now sponsored, which means that just 10 are still available.

    If you wish to sponsor a stable outright yourself, set up your own syndicate to sponsor a stable or donate towards part of one, you can do so through this link on.ahar.ie/stable

    Later on we will be running a competition to decide which animal is next on the list to be commemorated with a Stable Syndicate, but for now Bonnie & Clyde want to give a high paw and claw to the following members of their two Syndicates –

    Maeve McSwiney, Tracie Powell, Eileen Whelan, Oma Cuneen, Tilly Morris, Maddie Morris, Belle Morris, Stella Porter, Marie Martin, Frazer Solomon, Brenda Pollard, Caroline McCartan, Grace Jeaney, Angela Whelan, Brid Dunne, Jacqueline Reidy, Suzanne McCloskey, Aoife Keenan, Suzanne Dickson, Mrs C Hope, Ramona Morris, Mary Knowles, Pa Knowles, Winifred Carr, Claire O'Connor, Michelle Hackett, Linda Gannon, Zena Ryle, Ita Lucas, Jamie Lucas, Elizabeth Cullen, George Cornellie, Jade Carley, Jan Perry, Mary Scanlon, Lorraine Honan, Kate Heduan, Laura Murphy, Nuala Jackson, Geraldine McCarthy, Robert Reichart, Teresa Clatworthy, Fiona O'Connell, Noreen Riordan, Nick Boisson, Marian McAllister, Pamela Flannery, Orla Jennings, Mary Kelly, Lorraine McKenna, Christine Rackham, Susan Seidel-Hood, Trish O'Donovan, John Pender, Dee Coen, Jill O'Connor, Aine O'Neill, Fiona McCord, Mandy La Combe, Gail Chapman, Rosie Byrne, Anne Hector, Martin O'Brien, Tina Volkman & Margaret Doggett

    You are wonderful people one and all – you have helped us to honour two animals who demonstrated that animal compassion can overcome the most evil of cruelty, and you have helped to move us a step closer to the dream of a new AHAR Rescue Centre

  • Fifi The Beagle Looking for a Home

    Fifi is a four-year-old female beagle who…

    Fifi The Beagle Looking for a Home

    Fifi is a four-year-old female beagle who is looking for a new family home. Her current owners are emigrating to Australia and are heart-broken not to be able to take her with them – Fifi has an old back injury which, while it only flares up occasionally, rules out a long-stance distance journey in a crate.

    They are looking for a loving forever home for her as a family dog – she is well behaved and energetic, and although she has been living with kids, she would probably be best suited to an adult home. She will be spayed before being re-homed.

    If you are interested in offering Fifi a home or want more details, please ring the owner Anita in Ardfert on 087 6373797. Please share this post with anyone you think might be interested.

  • Hi. Update on 'River', the Dog pulled from the river outside Castlemaine in Kerr…
    Hi. Update on 'River', the Dog pulled from the river outside Castlemaine in Kerry Yesterday. 'River' is still on a drip at the vets and is still quiet weak. But should make a full recovery. The owner has not come forward. 'River' is a white Irish Setter with patches of brown and has black around the ears. Again many thanks to those who responded yesterday and also to those who showed concern. As AHAR is 100 per cent volunteer run it is wonderful to know that we have an increasing network of fabulous people who can respond at such short notice as what happened Yesterday. We all have families, some have jobs, ( some could retire ), some looking for jobs, some caring for loved ones, ( a few who could be put in care!! ), some in college and lots of other various commitments and challenges. But AHAR is growing and will continue to grow and Yesterday proved there will always be volunteers and helpers out there ready to help. Long may this continue. When possible we will put up a picture of 'River'. Ted.
  • Helping to Heal Each Other

    We received the most wonderful update from Anita L…

    Helping to Heal Each Other

    We received the most wonderful update from Anita Lonergan who re-homed the gorgeous Leo from us two weeks ago – to live with her gran who had very sadly lost her husband a couple of months previously.

    Leo was very timid and in needs of lots of TLC, but the great news is that he has already come out of his shell and to quote Anita directly – "Gran has completely fallen in love with him and he has turned into a great watch dog as well as a great companion."

    So not only has Leo landed on his paws in a wonderful home where he will clearly be spoiled rotten, he is also providing companionship to a lovely lady during a very difficult time.

    Thank you so much for the update Anita and for choosing to re-home a dog from AHAR. Your actions have made a big difference to Leo's life – and no doubt to your gran's also.

  • Now only 8 Spaces left in the 'Clyde & Bonnie Stable Syndicate'

    Once again we…

    Now only 8 Spaces left in the 'Clyde & Bonnie Stable Syndicate'

    Once again we are overwhelmed by your generosity and support – all 50 'shares' were very quickly snapped up in our first 'Bonnie & Clyde' syndicate and amazingly 42 'shares' are now gone also in our 2nd 'Clyde & Bonnie' syndicate – they deserve to have two stables commemorated in their honour next door to each other because they have been inseparable ever since they were the victims of horrific abuse earlier this year when they were suffered third degree burns from boiling water being poured over them. (But just look at them here – fully recovered and simply gorgeous!)

    If you want to read more about the story of their incredible bond, then the link is here – please be advised there are some graphic photos of their injuries http://ahar.ie/bonnie-clyde/ while there is a short video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ-t3AGO2zI

    So there are just 8 “Stable Shares” at a minimum donation of €20 each left available in the ‘Clyde and Bonnie Stable Syndicate’ – just log on to http://on.ahar.ie/clydebonniesyn to be part it. You can take one "share" or multiple “shares”, it’s entirely up to you.

    We will list all the donors to both their Syndicates when the second one is full – thank you again and remember that all donations will go towards the capital appeal for the purchase of permanent premises to turn the dream of a new AHAR into reality.

  • Passion and I have a big…. secret to share with you.

    The straps are gone, no…

    Passion and I have a big…. secret to share with you.

    The straps are gone, no need anymore.
    She is now free standing for the first time.
    Tonight she will sleep in her stable like any other horse but one small difference. I will be there just in case something goes wrong.
    Good night from AHAR, I don't think ive ever been so happy in my life XX
    (anyone looking for me… you know where to find me x)



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