What’s Happening: August 20, 2013


  • Update from an ex Cavan pound death row dog.
    New bed – check
    New padded harness…

    Update from an ex Cavan pound death row dog.
    New bed – check
    New padded harness – check
    Inherited coat – check
    Freezer full of chicken and beef – check
    Two roast chickens for the next two days – check
    And I am loved at last.
    No more begging for food at the door in the pouring rain. While they close the curtain, so they don't have to see my face as I try to hide my tears and be a brave dog.
    No more lonely days and nights hoping for just one rub or even a pat on my head as I keep trying to give them my paw. Hoping the neighbours cat might drop by…. just to have a friend.
    You don't know what its like to be a dog, just wanting to be loved.
    Its a sad and very lonely life. Sometimes the silence is the worst part. I would bark just to feel alive.
    I must have been a bold dog, as they took me to the pound.
    I waited, as all the other dogs cried and begged not to be put to sleep. They promised they would try harder to be good.
    As I, just sat there and wondered is this it? My life would end here. I had so much I wanted to do. Chase the birds in the park, sleep by the fire and go for a spin in the car.
    Some of the dogs heard a rumour…
    About a girl and her friends who came and took all the dogs home.
    Wouldn't I love this to be true….
    I lay down on the cold floor and closed my eyes to dream one last time of when I was a little puppy lying in my mothers paws. Safe, happy and better off not knowing.
    Then all the dogs started barking, screaming "they are here"
    I jumped up to try and see but I was too small. But I could hear them taking all the dogs one by one.
    They were hugging them and saying "oh your so beautiful" is this for real???
    Then it was my turn. The gate opened, she picked me up and held me to her face and kissed my nose and said your safe.
    This is my story so far. My name is Mercy.
    And I am begging you to have Mercy on my friends still waiting in pounds on death row all over Ireland.
    I am one of the lucky ones.
    Thanks Sarah, Martin and Scarlett xx

  • Meet Jake.
    Thanks to the Kerry dog wardens who took him from the worst possible…

    Meet Jake.
    Thanks to the Kerry dog wardens who took him from the worst possible home a dog should ever have to suffer and rang us to come quick and rush him to a vet. He had the worst fox mange ive ever seen , covered in soars and he was just a bag of bones.
    Jakes sad story stole the heart of a UK rescue who helps us. Her name is Jen and she runs Comfy care dog rescue.
    Well Jen take a bow. Look at Jake…. now. Unbelievable to think he is the same dog.
    This would do your heart good after all the sad stories we see ever day. xx

  • Just 24 hours to go until our next prize draw offers the fantastic opportunity f…
    Just 24 hours to go until our next prize draw offers the fantastic opportunity for 4 people to enjoy a VIP package to A Woman’s Heart concert in the Olympia, Dublin. The winner can even select the date they go – either 28th, 29th 30th or 31st August. We have less than 10 entries so far – so that means you have a decent chance of winning!!

    The raffle tickets are just €10 each (you can buy multiple tickets if you want) and are available at the following link – http://on.ahar.ie/womansheart

    The prize comprises 4 VIP Guest List Passes with a private box, side balcony seats, to a A Woman's Heart, featuring Eleanor McEvoy, Mary Coughlan, our very own patron Sha…ron Shannon, Gemma Hayes and Hermionie Hennessy.

    You will be able to go backstage, meet Sharon and get your photograph taken with her and other artists. A stalls seats cost €37.70 through Ticketmaster, so 4 of those alone would cost €150 euro, but these are of course even better seats and there are all the other perks as well! So this is a valuable, not to be missed opportunity for any music lover!

    All the proceeds from this draw will go directly towards the purchase of our new permanent premises – our very own AHAR forever home. So please help us another step along our journey and hopefully win a great prize in the process!

  • Please SHARE to help get Sally home!

    Sally has been missing since 11 o'clock…

    Please SHARE to help get Sally home!

    Sally has been missing since 11 o'clock today (Monday), having gone miisning from Bodenstown (on the main road between Sallins and Clane) in Co. KILDARE.

    Sally is microchipped but was not wearing a collar at the time of her disappearance. She is a 5 months old, female, sheepdog/whippet cross and very friendly. Her owners miss her greatly and are frantic trying to find her.

    So please share, especially in the Kildare area, and help us to find her. If you have any information please contact Janni on 087-1425744. Thank you.

  • The news we have all been waiting for…

    Here we have the two beautiful Border…

    The news we have all been waiting for…

    Here we have the two beautiful Border terriers Romeo & Juliet. They have been adopted by Pat and Colin. We held onto these two for a while so we could find them the best possible home and we're sure we have.

    Romeo & Juliet are the only pets in there new home so will be spoiled rotten, they will enjoy going on Campervan holidays with there new mum and dad and visiting beautiful places all over the countryside. What a perfect ending for these two wonderful dogs. They had such a horrific start to their life where they never knew love and affection, but now they are going to get so much they won't know what to do!! Massive Good luck Romeo & Juliet – you both deserve it so much!!!

    AHAR would like to thank Rushton Dog Rescue UK for finding them such a fantastic home xx

  • This is Daisy – she is one of the nine dogs we went to collect from Cavan SPCA l…
    This is Daisy – she is one of the nine dogs we went to collect from Cavan SPCA last week because their kennels were overflowing.

    The poor girl was in bits – she is covered in mange, cuts and soars. She also has loads of small tumours that need to be removed. We have of course started to treat her more superficial injuries but there is sadly still a long way to go in her treatment.

    If you would like to donate towards her vet bill, you can do so through the following link – http://ahar.ie/donate/ Thank you xx

    The collective vets bills for the 9 dogs from Cavan we rescued from Cavan last week – to get them all neutered/spayed and have tumours removed from several of them – will come to €1800.

    We received some donations last week, for which we are hugely grateful, but nowhere near enough to cover all the vets work that is needed. So, if you can spare any amount, large or small, we would really appreciate it because there are several dogs in a very sorry state (such as Daisy) who we need to get treated as soon as possible.

    Rescuing all the dogs from Cavan on a regular basis (every 2 to 3 weeks), involves a long round trip of 600+ km but we do it because we are proud to work with the wonderful team at Cavan. Together we ensured that the put to sleep rate in Cavan pound was the lowest of any county in the whole of Ireland last year. Our often repeated aim is to try to save them all and in Cavan we are virtually achieving that objective.

    BUT we can only do this because of your financial support. We hate continually having to ask for money and your generosity this year in relation to the capital appeal (and our pleas for help when there have been emergency cases) has genuinely overwhelmed us – we are so appreciative and thank you so much in advance if you are able to donate towards the vets costs for these poor ex-Cavan poundies now – http://ahar.ie/donate/

  • This is the foal belonging to the chestnut mare, a beautiful colt, he should mak…
    This is the foal belonging to the chestnut mare, a beautiful colt, he should make around 15.2hh If you think you can give him or his mum a loving permanent home please message Diane or John for more details

  • We have a beautiful chestnut mare rising 8yrs old, 16.2h looking for her forever…
    We have a beautiful chestnut mare rising 8yrs old, 16.2h looking for her forever home. She is a sport horse type and has a foal at foot, but they can go to separate homes when the foal is weaned.

  • Shadow is re-claimed by her owner – another one home safe!

    Pleased to report…

    Shadow is re-claimed by her owner – another one home safe!

    Pleased to report that this lovely grey husky, who was in Kerry pound last Friday, was spotted on here after we posted her picture from the pound at the weekend and she has been picked up by her owner. Her name is Shadow, and both she and her owner are delighted!

    So that's another one back home safe and sound.

  • We have been so lucky with the amazing volunteers who come to help out at the fa…
    We have been so lucky with the amazing volunteers who come to help out at the farm, at bag packs, Petmania adoption days , fundraisers and all the behind the scenes jobs that are all important to the success of AHAR. We of course are always looking for new recruits. Not many of you have a lot of time to spare and we know that you would help if you could but for those who maybe can spare some of their time to help us we would love to hear from you. I have put together a little video for you all to show you what it means to volunteer for AHAR. PM us here if you would like to get involved. …………Anny.


    Aug 18, 2013 11:58pm



What’s Happening: August 18, 2013 Cooper Adopts His Family!
What’s Happening: August 18, 2013
Cooper Adopts His Family!