What’s Happening: September 20, 2013


  • A cat has gone missing on the road from Castleisland to Tralee.

    Please keep an…

    A cat has gone missing on the road from Castleisland to Tralee.

    Please keep an eye out and please SHARE and see if we can get her back home.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=541612489240734&set=a.372843969450921.82487.100001759641407&type=1&theater


    Karrie O'Sullivan's Photos
    Hi, I'm looking for this very special tho somewhat freaky looking cat . She is microchipped and neutered . I'm very worried about her . Could my neighbours please keep an eye out for her . Thank you .

  • This cuddly dog was found in Ardfert today, she is safe with somebody but if you…
    This cuddly dog was found in Ardfert today, she is safe with somebody but if you know her then please pm us to get her back to her owners.

    Phone 0863993729 if you think you know her.

    And can you please SHARE to help get her home.

  • As we left, this lovely terrier was waiting outside with her owner. Her landlord…
    As we left, this lovely terrier was waiting outside with her owner. Her landlord gave her 24hrs to get her out or she would have no place to live. My heart broke as she cried so hard saying goodbye to her. But I will find her a perfect home.

    PLEASE – Could people just SHARE this lovely girl's picture to try to get her a HOME rather than commenting on the very unfortunate circumstances that her poor owner found herself in – there are plenty of callous owners out there as we have found out so horrifically this week, but the owner of this beautiful terrier was genuinely devastated and all she wanted was to ensure her girl got the best possible home as sadly she is no longer able to keep her.

  • Also a small toy size female collie. She is so afraid and just begs for a bit of…
    Also a small toy size female collie. She is so afraid and just begs for a bit of love.

  • Then there was a sweet little collie. Wonder who he looks like?
    Then there was a sweet little collie. Wonder who he looks like?

  • See???? Is that the look of love?
    See???? Is that the look of love?

  • This boy was also in the pound. He is huge like a pony. We dropped him at our ve…
    This boy was also in the pound. He is huge like a pony. We dropped him at our vets to be neutered as Elaine has offered to foster him. I bet she falls in love xx

  • Huge thanks to Elaine who spent the day with me. Elaine is a guard who has been…
    Huge thanks to Elaine who spent the day with me. Elaine is a guard who has been moved to Tralee and is giving two days a week to AHAR. We are so blessed. Poor Elaine had a hard day with me but what a girl. She talked to me about loosing Arion while we worked and I must say it was so good just to get all the pain off my chest. Thanks Elaine xx

  • When I got to the pound I saw a tiny yorkie hiding in the corner. When I went to…
    When I got to the pound I saw a tiny yorkie hiding in the corner. When I went to pick him up, he gave such a screech. I put him down to see him walk, as he dragged his tiny leg. I knew it was badly broken. So we rushed him to my vet Tom. Well, once he started to x-ray, he didn't know where to stop. First his leg is broken in half and has been that way for a while. Next he found one break on the right side of his pelvis which is at least a few months old. Then he found the other break on the left side of his pelvis. Again a few months old.

    The poor yorkie is only 12 months old, what has he suffered? All look like hard kicks. Tom has kept him at his surgery and will start a plan on fixing his broken body tomorrow. Sickening.

  • Today must have been one of my hardest days in rescue. Its Friday, that means de…
    Today must have been one of my hardest days in rescue. Its Friday, that means death row for dogs all over Ireland and as I do every Friday… I take them all out of Kerry pound.
    All I wanted to do was hide under a rock, to grieve for my lost dog. Arion. I just wanted to lock my gates and hide away from everyone with the animals and Passion who is really quiet and missing him. Every time the door opens, she watches to see is he there. This prolongs the pain for all of us.
    But if I didn't go to Kerry pound. More lives would be lost. So I felt like a robot. Just doing what I always do, with no emotion.
    Until, I met little Toto. Some part of me hoped there was a dog there today that would snap me back to who I really am. Because at that moment i felt nothing but pain and sadness. My heart felt like a lead balloon. This dog has done that, im so glad I was there for him. His photo is next.
  • Sponsor A Stable in our new Isolation Unit to Commemorate Arion

    A huge thank…

    Sponsor A Stable in our new Isolation Unit to Commemorate Arion

    A huge thank you to Joan Lewendon who has kindly sponsored a stable in the isolation unit at our new AHAR Rescue Centre in memory of Arion. Joan lives close to Castleisland, the location of the new premises which we are currently fund-raising to purchase and we look forward to welcoming her at our new premises as a hopefully frequent visitor.

    This means there are now just two stables left for sponsorship (with a plaque on the door) for a once-off donation of €1,000. They can be sponsored by an individual, business or a group of family members or friends. If anyone would like to sponsor one of the two remaining stables outright for the full €1,000, you can do so through the following link – http://on.ahar.ie/stable

    We are also setting up a new Sponsor A Stable Syndicate for those who can’t afford to sponsor an entire stable but would like to contribute towards one of the stables in this vitally important isolation unit. In total, there are 50 €20 'shares' available in the our new Stable Syndicate – you can buy one or multiple 'shares' through the following link – http://on.ahar.ie/isolation

    In addition to Joan’s very generous donation to commemorate Arion’s name forever on a stable door, we are also going to re-title the unit: ‘Arion’s Isolation and High Dependency Unit – Providing Passion for Life’.

    This will ensure that Arion and Passion’s names are forever linked at our new AHAR premises. And it is entirely appropriate that the name (and spirit) of Arion, Passion's guardian angel who minded her on the road to recovery and whose name means 'war horse' in Greek, should be there at the entrance to the new isolation unit, hopefully serving as an inspiration to all future sick and injured equines that come into AHAR’s care.

    We will list all the donors when the Syndicate is full and all the proceeds will go towards the purchase of the new premises for our permanent AHAR Rescue Centre.

  • We have received more than 2500 messages of condolence and support since announc…
    We have received more than 2500 messages of condolence and support since announcing yesterday the tragic news that Arion, our sweet, gentle collie and Passion’s guardian angel, had not recovered from his wounds and had so sadly passed away.

    Forgive us in that we can’t acknowledge each and every one of you individually under your posts, but rest assured that we have read them all – and shed many tears while doing so. Your support has been overwhelming and is much appreciated at this extremely difficult time. To know we have the love and backing of so many sustains us in our grief at the needless loss of Arion’s life.

    Two messages in particular stood out and we would like to repeat them here because their eloquence sums up better than we could our feelings – and clearly those of many others.

    The first was from Chris Teague Atkinson –

    ‘Arion knew love, he knew love in this earthly life and he came as an angel and he has left as one, he was given a gift of love and it cost nothing and in return he gave you all back ten fold…. he will live in your minds as Passion's Angel and his short time was but a blink, but the love he gave and the legacy of what an animal is capable of will live forever…. I like all cannot help but hurt – what a sweet, sweet soul just crossed the Rainbow Bridge, it must have glowed in all its glory as he pranced over it with a light heart as he knew he was sent in LOVE and he had peace… Thank you all for what you do, love hurts and it also heals, may you all find peace as that is what Arion would want… God Bless’

    And the second was from our own AHAR Committee member Anny Lonergan (xxx) –

    ‘Suzanne – If Arion had never found AHAR, yourself, and Passion, he would never have known the feeling of running through an open field with sheer abandonment, the soft touch of a gentle hand on his head, the unconditional love of a child's innocent hug and he would never have known the kindness and love of humans……he was a wonderful soul and faithful protector of Passion. While he is no longer with her in body you can be sure he is watching over her in spirit and when you walk her down the lane he will be there behind you watching as usual that you come to no harm……………he knew that finally he was wanted and loved and I am sure that brought him great comfort along with all the thoughts and prayers that were sent out to him during the night. He will never be forgotten………………xxxxxx Anny’

    This picture was taken back in July when Arion still shied away from any human contact and it was even impossible to get a close up photograph of him, but it shows Arion in typical mode, watching over Passion while our War Horse made her first tentative steps on the road to recovery. He was truly Passion's guardian angel.



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