What’s Happening: July 2, 2013



  • Honor Heffernan adopts a kitten from AHAR.
     Im sure you all remember the little 6 week old kitten dumped in town. He was so sick with flue. Well he has landed on his paws now. …
  • Passion got more presents today. This time thanks to May Crawford and Camrosa eq…
    Passion got more presents today. This time thanks to May Crawford and Camrosa equestrian limited. Cant wait to try it out on her wounds tomorrow. It looks really good and smells fab xx

  • Georgia here, meet Daisy she is a year old lab x collie, she is full off fun, fu…
    Georgia here, meet Daisy she is a year old lab x collie, she is full off fun, fully vaccinated and neutered and is a year old. Her owner has to rehome her because of his working situation. Soon is there anyone who would like to offer her a home. If interested please private message us.

  • 'The 39 Steps Challenge'

    As promised we have some very exciting news – a very…

    'The 39 Steps Challenge'

    As promised we have some very exciting news – a very kind and generous supporter has been so impressed with the incredible rescue work of AHAR and the widespread support for us, both from within Ireland and indeed internationally, that they have offered to donate €2,500 to the Purchase Fund for the new AHAR Welfare Centre – IF and ONLY IF we can reach 250 Friends of AHAR Patrons by the end of July.

    Our current total is 211 Friends of AHAR Patrons so we need 39 more Patrons this month to claim the €2,500 – hence the title of ‘The 39 Steps Challenge’!

    You can become a Friends of AHAR Patron by making a donation of €100 or more through the following link http://on.ahar.ie/patron – or send a cheque/postal order to Georgia Murray, AHAR Treasurer, Knockatagglemore, Kilcummin, Killarney, Co Kerry. If you wish, you may record your Patronage in memory of a deceased relative or pet.

    Once we have moved into our new premises, 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 Friends of AHAR Patrons Scheme will be used towards the purchase of the property.

    The Patrons Scheme has been the corner-stone of our fundraising from the outset. We appreciate that money is tight for many and are so grateful for every contribution we receive, however big or small, but if you have been thinking about becoming a Patron and not quite done it yet, if you are already a patron and can afford a second donation to pay tribute to a family member or a pet, or if you can get a group of family, friends or colleagues together to sign up collectively as a ‘Patron’ – now is the time to do it!!!

    We have given our word to the incredibly generous donor that the €2,500 will only be payable if we reach the 250 ‘Patrons’ target so please help us to claim that money by becoming a Patron and with all your help we can conquer ‘The 39 Steps Challenge’ in July!

  • Well tonight we have some potentially very good news to share with you on the fu…
    Well tonight we have some potentially very good news to share with you on the fund-raising front but we will need your help in ‘The 39 Steps Challenge’ – more to follow later this evening

    The lady pictured was trying to leak the news early but we managed to silence her in the nick of time….

  • Transport Required to get our Badger back home

    You may recall that, back in e…

    Transport Required to get our Badger back home

    You may recall that, back in early April, this poor badger was rescued from the side of the road where drivers had been motoring past for a whole day assuming the badger was dead. Thankfully, a kind lady stopped, checked and called us and we drove immediately to the rescue.

    The badger was severely traumatised but after expert veterinary care from ARK vets (as usual), Kildare Animal Foundation kindly offered the badger a place to recuperate within their wildlife unit.

    Well the good news is that we just got this message from the Kildare Animal Foundation – ‘The badger has reached the end of his rehabilitation with us and is ready to be released back to the wild. As with all badgers this next step must be completed with him being released back to his original rescue site.’

    So that is where you come in – we really need your help to transport the badger back from Kildare Town down to AHAR (near Killarney) within the next week or so – and then we will return him to the spot where he was found. If you think you can assist with the journey, please send us a private message and let’s get this lovely badger back into his natural home.

  • In the end Suzanne (and Bob) just pipped Honky the Pig to the race to become AHA…
    In the end Suzanne (and Bob) just pipped Honky the Pig to the race to become AHAR’s next top model (hence the photo!) by getting her Suzanne & Bob Stable Syndicate fully sponsored first – but only by about 10 minutes!

    Just as well because the demanding diva Princess Passion would have been very unimpressed if her servant (Suzanne) had not triumphed over Honky! Passion has of course occupied that special place in Suzanne’s heart previously left empty by the death of her beloved Bob, the champion showjumper who regularly triumphed over those who had previously rejected him as unrideable, and whose earnings previously helped to finance the work of AHAR.

    So many thanks to all those who contributed to the Suzanne & Bob syndicate (and apologies in advance to anyone missed off the list or misspelled!) – Annika Kruger, who worked with Suzanne for several years while Bob was there & who proposed the Syndicate, May Crawford, Jutta Benker, Aine O’Neill, Lou O’Leary, Emma Hillard, Lorraine Reynolds, Susan Pope, Eileen McDonald, Ramona Morris, Mary Knowles, Pa Knowles, Sharon Shannon, Angela Doe, Austin Slowey, Lynda Thomas, Michelle Delaney, Jean Rowan, Edel Kelly, Mandy Maltas, Maria Wilson Kenna, Tilly Morris, Evan Morris, Belle Morris, Maddie Morris, Adrian Keys, Stella O’Mara, Natalie Callaghan and Geraldine McCarthy.

    And Honky the Pig has been making squeals of delight all morning (rather than her usual grumpy grunts!!) when we told her that her Stable Syndicate had also been completed! So Honky wants us to pass on her oinks of appreciation to the following: Michelle Walsh, Marie O’Connor, Eileen O’Leary, May Crawford, Jane Wheeler, Brenda Pollard, Isabella Isenberg, Mili Krutilkova, Ramona Morris, Louisa Fox, Mary Knowles, Pa Knowles, Ramona Morris, Marjorie Morris, Windsor Baulch, Rose Baulch, Jody Ippolito, Elizabeth Stephens, Kirsty Hilliard, Emma Browne, Jenny Kelly, Eve Ennis, Alex Leahy, Laura Farrell, Kate Farrell, Alana Burke, Lauren Hurley.

    Onwards to our next fund-raising challenge coming this evening – “The Thirty Nine Steps”

  • A HUGE thank you to a wonderful lady called Gail Blake, who last night made a ve…
    A HUGE thank you to a wonderful lady called Gail Blake, who last night made a very generous donation of €1,000 towards our Purchase Fund for the new AHAR Welfare Centre when Sponsoring A Stable in memory of her beloved dog "Max" who sadly passed away in May 2012 – he was a Jack Russell and was a cute, friendly, fun-loving, full of life little guy who was much adored by Gail and her Dad.

    From everyone at AHAR, thank you so much Gail and we are delighted that the wonderful Max will be commemorated on a permanent basis with a plaque on your sponsored stable door at the new AHAR. It will be there as an eternal tribute to his life.

    This means that just 6 of the 28 Stables at the new AHAR Welfare Centre are left available for life-time sponsorship (with a plaque on the door) for a once-off donation of €1,000. They can be sponsored by individuals, businesses or feel free to organise your own syndicate of family members or friends to raise the money collectively. This is the link for anyone interested in sponsoring one of the remaining 6 stables – http://on.ahar.ie/stable

    All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a permanent future home for AHAR. Our new Welfare Centre is a former Equestrian Centre with 30 acres of land including a Stable Block, arena and outbuildings and, as part of our fund-raising drive, we have made the 28 stables available for sponsorship.



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