What’s Happening: July 26, 2013


  • They say a picture speaks a thousand words! Well this one shouts a million!…
    They say a picture speaks a thousand words! Well this one shouts a million!

    This is our beautiful Windy (named after the Abbeyfeale windmill farm where she was found dumped – for all those who are curious!) along with her 3 tiny pups this evening.

    Look at those eyes, look at her expression of hope now that she sees someone with love in their heart for her rather than cruelty, now that she knows she is safe and will get all the help she needs with her little babies. Compare with the previous picture of her which we have posted several times, looking so hopeless, helpless and bereft of any spirit.

    It just melts your heart.

    Thank you everyone who offered your good wishes and prayers, and who donated through http://ahar.ie/donate/ towards her very high and on-going vets bills. Her care and treatments will continue for a good while yet, so please help if you can afford even a very modest donation.

    Your kindness, compassion and generosity has helped us to overcome an act of cruelty which it's almost impossible to comprehend. But thankfully good still sometimes triumphs over evil – and Windy and her 3 bundles of fluff are living proof of the power of human kindness. Thank you. xxx

  • Pictures as promised.

    Here are Windy's three little pups (the only ones who s…

    Pictures as promised.

    Here are Windy's three little pups (the only ones who survived out of her litter of nine) with the lovely Jenny, our vet nurse. You can see how small and fragile they are. And yet somebody thought it was okay to dump them and condemn 6 of their poor little siblings to death.

    We have called them Chance (because it was purely by chance that they were found where they were dumped), Hope (as it was the collective hope of all AHAR's fantastic supporters which surely helped them to survive) and Faith (because of the faith we have in Tom and all the Ark vets to do everything humanly possibly to save them).

    Chance, Hope and Faith are the lucky ones but they are going to require a lot of meds for the next few weeks and even months given that they were so cruelly condemned to a terrible start in life, so please donate if you can through the following link – http://ahar.ie/donate/

  • This poor girl just came to the gate for help. She's about ten years old and in…
    This poor girl just came to the gate for help. She's about ten years old and in such a bad state. At a guess she is dumped from a puppy farm. She is covered in matted hair and dirt. She was found local but i'm very sure nobody will come forward and if they do, I will want a serious explanation as to why she is in this state. Any dog groomer out there that would shave her for me urgently?

  • She then walks up to me all hugs and neighs as if nothing happened out of the wa…
    She then walks up to me all hugs and neighs as if nothing happened out of the way.
    Cool out, after giving me three heart attacks and a stroke all at once.
    I didn't know to laugh or cry….the fright I got.
    So the top door is now shut till I go back up. I've never seen the likes of this crazy horse.
    Now I know she's magic lol.

  • Just wait till you hear this!!!
    As you know I got a photo of her collie so I wen…

    Just wait till you hear this!!!
    As you know I got a photo of her collie so I went down to the house to post his photo. I leave her, in her stable eating her dinner. Top bolt closed. Next thing I hear her neigh! Then a clatter of hooves!!
    I was like… no! way! Impossible!????
    There she was, cantering towards me as if to say you forgot meeeee….
    Is this horse for real????
    Shes crazy lol.

  • At last….. I caught him on camera.
    Passions collie.
    He's called ARION: Gre…

    At last….. I caught him on camera.
    Passions collie.
    He's called ARION: Greek name meaning "martial; war-horse." In fairness, he is protecting our little "war horse" Passion xx

  • Delighted to have some good news to report on Windy and her 3 pups. Your prayers…
    Delighted to have some good news to report on Windy and her 3 pups. Your prayers, good wishes and kind thoughts have done the trick, and not forgetting of course Tom and the wonderful Ark vets.

    Not only have they survived, Windy is off her drip and we are off to visit her. AND we have been told that we can bring her and the 3 pups back to AHAR where they will of course receive the round-the-clock attention they are going to need for some time yet.

    Poor Windy is still very weak and will need lots of meds and special meals (cooked chicken and rice) to get her strength up and she still faces a long road to full recovery, and the pups will likewise need lots of medications and require 24-hour care. But they are through the critical phase and hopefully will continue to improve with all the TLC they are now going to be showered with.

    We really have no words to express our disgust and utter dismay at the unbelievable cruelty of the person who dumped poor Windy and her pups just after they were born – they were literally all 'left for death' and it breaks our hearts that 6 of the tiny little puppies didn't make it despite the wonderful efforts of Ark vets. May they rest in peace and may their spirits be forever carried in their three remaining siblings.

    We hope to post a further report and possibly some pictures later, but for now, a huge thanks to all of you on Team AHAR.

    Our ethos is to ALWAYS make every effort to save every neglected or sick animal which comes into our care irrespective of the cost of their veterinary treatment, and we can only do this because we know that we can count on our wonderful supporters to rally to the cause.

    Thank you so much for all your donations for Windy and her pups, and for the many wonderful messages of support accompanying them. Thank you so much for all your prayers and good wishes. YOU are making a difference, YOU are helping to save lives and YOU are all part of Team AHAR – together we will march forward to purchase our new premises in the next few months, from where we can save even more lives in the future.

    And if you would like to contribute to Windy and her pup's on-going cost of medications, or towards the purchase of our new property by becoming a Friends of AHAR Patron, here is the link – http://ahar.ie/donate/

    Please continue to help us to help them.

  • Good news. All Kittens posted yesterday have found good homes. Search party look…
    Good news. All Kittens posted yesterday have found good homes. Search party looking for the Dad. 😀 Thanks to all who helped out and shared. And please neuter and spay your cats. Ted.
  • Just a reminder that AHAR are holding a fun dog show this Sunday 28th July in Tr…
    Just a reminder that AHAR are holding a fun dog show this Sunday 28th July in Tralee town park (behind Ash Memorial Hall). It starts at 2.00pm and we will be taking registrations from 1.00pm.

    It's €5 to register each dog and then you can enter as many classes as you like at a cost of €2 for each category. There will be rosettes for the first three in each category and something for every entrant in the best child handler category. Categories are:

    1. BEST LARGE DOG
    2. BEST SMALL DOG
    3. PRETTIEST FEMALE DOG
    4. MOST HANDSOME MALE DOG
    5. BEST CHILD HANDLER
    6. BEST DRESSED DOG
    7. DOG WITH WAGGIEST TAIL
    8. CUTEST DOG
    9. BEST 6 LEGS (DOG and HANDLER)
    10. DOG JUDGE WOULD MOST LIKE TO TAKE HOME

    There will also be a best in show class, with a lovely trophy, which will be free for the winners of the 10 categories.

    We would stress this is a FUN event and the category we are most looking forward to is the Best Dressed Dog to see what creative outfits you come up with!

    There will be refreshments and a few other goodies on sale on the day (including some lovely AHAR T-shirts for adults for a bargain €15), with all the proceeds going to AHAR.

    So please come along for a very enjoyable day and spread the word amongst your dog-owning friends! We would love to see as many of our brilliant supporters as possible on Sunday in Tralee.

  • Volunteers urgently needed for bag pack in Tralee tomorrow!

    Due to illness and…

    Volunteers urgently needed for bag pack in Tralee tomorrow!

    Due to illness and holidays we are down a few of our regular bag pack volunteers at the moment and so we really need your help if you can spare an hour or two tomorrow.

    AHAR have a bag pack in Garveys Supervalu in Tralee tomorrow (Friday 26th July) from 10am to 6pm. This is a vital fund-raiser towards our daily running costs and quite simply the more people we have, the more we can collect!

    So if any of you could volunteer an hour or more of your time to help us with this tomorrow, we would be so grateful. If you could indicate below the times when you can assist, that would be very helpful, but feel free to Just turn up on the day at Garveys Supervalu in Tralee also.

    Thank you!!

  • This little stunner just came to the gate for help. Her owner was killed in a bi…
    This little stunner just came to the gate for help. Her owner was killed in a bike crash two weeks ago and his friends took care of her till now. She is three years old, I have just given her, her vaccine booster and she will be spayed on Saturday. Would anyone like to foster her or adopt? She is divine. Fantastic with children just no small animals.

  • Look at her beautiful kind eyes. After all she suffered…
    Look at her beautiful kind eyes. After all she suffered…

  • This is a view from above of her frail back. This will be the last place she wil…
    This is a view from above of her frail back. This will be the last place she will put on weight. It starts at the belly and works its way upwards. As you can see she still has a long way to go. We are walking a very slow road together but the pleasure and magic she gives us all is so worth it xx

  • We all know the humans love Passion, but there is something so special about her…
    We all know the humans love Passion, but there is something so special about her. All the dogs love her and flock around every chance they get. I know she healed my broken horse heart and there is, something magical about her. I guess she will let us all know in time.



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