What’s Happening: August 10, 2013


  • Thanks to Jenny for fostering two of them tonight. She will email me the two ext…
    Thanks to Jenny for fostering two of them tonight. She will email me the two extra photos soon and I will share them with you. All 7 will be up for adoption. Please contact us if you would like to foster or adopt. Ireland or the UK. These 7 ponies were all on a lorry set for the slaughter house. Thanks to Jenny Colthurst who raised the alarm and rang AHAR we were able to buy them at 125eu a pony and empty the lorry. No horse/pony went to the factory from the fair. But please remember Puck fair is on this weekend in Kilorglan Co.Kerry. There will be more in trouble and we will need your help. Its a tough ask, i'm sorry i'm always asking for help but I want to save as many as we can because we do find fantastic homes for them. If you can spare a few euro, we would be very grateful xx
  • This is the very lucky girl who was found dumped after the fair. She is broken,…
    This is the very lucky girl who was found dumped after the fair. She is broken, riding and stunning. 13.2 four year old.

  • Very pretty 12.2 gelding. Trained and ridden. 5 yrs old.
    Very pretty 12.2 gelding. Trained and ridden. 5 yrs old.

  • Heavy set 2 yr old colt.
    Heavy set 2 yr old colt.

  • Such a pretty colt. He is last years foal.
    Such a pretty colt. He is last years foal.

  • Stunning well built 3 yr old stallion.
    Stunning well built 3 yr old stallion.

  • And the ramp goes down..
    And the ramp goes down..

  • Sponsor A Stable for Dottie Pottie

    This is Suzanne’s baby, and for those of…

    Sponsor A Stable for Dottie Pottie

    This is Suzanne’s baby, and for those of you who haven’t visited AHAR, he’s called Dottie Pottie (pictured here having proudly captured a toy duck – the poor duck never stood a chance!) Those of you who have visited AHAR will no doubt have received a very special Dottie Pottie hug on arrival!

    Dottie Pottie was left in a box outside AHAR’s gate as a 6 week old puppy two years ago. He was soaked wet from sweat as the box was lined with plastic. He was covered in lice and eaten by worms. How this beautiful baby survived, we'll never know. We think he lived on pure love alone because Suzanne used to mind him like a baby, carrying him around in a knitted hat hung around her neck 24/7.

    Over time, the vet removed a pint of fluid from his tiny head. He had encephalitis. As a result he is a special needs dog. Sometimes we think he should get him his own guide dog – he walks into walls, he falls over and he barks at his reflection in puddles. But far more importantly he is AHAR’s resident meeter and greeter – everyone who visits AHAR gets hugs/kisses and covered in paw prints from Dottie.

    If every human was as kind, happy and welcoming as Dottie Pottie, the world be a much better place. And that is why we would love for his name to be forever commemorated at the new AHAR premises with his very own Sponsored Stable – to pay tribute to a very special dog who overcame all the odds to survive and who greets every visitor to AHAR with the same warm, loving welcome that we aim to show to every animal which we rescue. Dottie's heart is full of love and happiness, and he is a shining example to us all.

    As many 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, 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). 25 of the stables have been sponsored and 3 are still available.

    50 “Stable shares” at a donation of €20 each are available in the 'Dottie Pottie Stable Syndicate' – just log on to http://on.ahar.ie/dottiepottiesyn

    You can take one "share" or multiple “shares”, it’s up to you. We will keep you up to date on progress and list all the donors when the Syndicate is full.

  • This is the artwork and the music of the fabulous Jim Mc Kee, who has offered us…
    This is the artwork and the music of the fabulous Jim Mc Kee, who has offered us one of his gorgeous paintings to sell for AHAR. Scroll further down the page to see the painting he has given us.


    Latest ART,from my studio,today…

  • Suzanne has just had great news. She just had a call from the transporter and th…
    Suzanne has just had great news. She just had a call from the transporter and the ponies are on the way from cork. And the extra bit of good news is we have an extra pony on board who was dumped at the fair. So all the volunteers are all excited waiting for them to come.
  • Killarney Arnie (now called Leroy) in his new home with some of his new friends.
    Killarney Arnie (now called Leroy) in his new home with some of his new friends.


    Aug 5, 2013 3:46pm
    Leroy & his best feline friend Moses!

  • We have been donated this wonderful brooch bouquet by Carrie O'Connor of bestofb…
    We have been donated this wonderful brooch bouquet by Carrie O'Connor of bestofbudsflorists.com to auction with all the proceeds from its sale going to the AHAR Capital fund for the purchase of our permanent new premises.

    The brooch bouquet is a truly stunning piece for a wedding for someone looking for something very special. Its retail value is €300 and Carrie is also throwing in a buttonhole for the groom and two wrist corsages for the mums worth another €80.

    We will accept offers of at least €200 with the highest bid received by 9.00pm this Sunday 11th August winning out – or it can be purchased straightaway for a minimum donation of €300.

    If you are interested in this wonderful brooch bouquet, please post under here or private message us your offer through this FB page.

    And please SHARE if you know any brides getting married!

    Thank you so much to Carrie for your beautiful brooch bouquet donation and please do get in touch if, like Carrie, you have any prizes or items that we could raffle/auction.

  • Sharon Shannon here, we have another brave skydiver to introduce: Singer, story…
    Sharon Shannon here, we have another brave skydiver to introduce: Singer, story teller and short story writer: JOYCE REDMOND. When the great Steve Earle introduced me to Joyce (the subject of his famous song 'The Galway Girl') many years ago, a true friendship of fun, adventure and madness began.

    "My friend Sharon has helped me overcome fears many times in my life. She got me to jump into the sea after years of fear of the sea, she got me to sing on a stage with the one and only Shane mc Gowan in front of thousands of people which made me … NEARLY.. shit myself everynight. (Excuse the expression!) Now she has asked me to jump out of a plane .. to SKYDIVE !! Well what can I say… only … Really …..???? Face another fear? Well maybe I will.

    The proceeds of the skydive are going to a fantastic charity group called 'Animal Heaven Animal Rescue' to help them with the purchase of a new premises. AHAR is a 100% volunteer run organisation who save and rehome thousands of abandoned animals every year."

    Please support Joyce http://on.ahar.ie/idonatejoyce

    Read all about Skydive for AHAR http://ahar.ie/skydive

    #skydiveforahar


    Skydive for AHAR – Announced Skydiving Celebrities

  • What do you think when you see his print in the mud?
    Do you smile at your loyal…

    What do you think when you see his print in the mud?
    Do you smile at your loyal friend…his pretty autograph he left just for you.
    Or when your good clothes come out of the wash, still covered in hairs. Or when one or ten, jump into the bed and dance on your head to wake you up for the walk. In the bed with three legs that they chewed.
    Will you love him the same when he's old and he's grey. And needs you more with every day.
    When he cant go for the walk, or give you that stare.
    Cos his bright eyes have started to fade.
    Will you still honour his love…with your promise of trust.
    That you'll love him till the end of his days.
    Good night from Suzanne and all the dogs and animals of AHAR.
    Please share if you have ever had the pleasure of being loved by a dog xx



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