What’s Happening: November 12, 2013


  • Another quick 'Before and After' for you – this is the poor ex-puppy farm beagle…
    Another quick 'Before and After' for you – this is the poor ex-puppy farm beagle that Suzanne rescued last week in a shocking state. We asked for foster homes and Siobhan Spillane offered to take her into her lovely home in Clonmel.

  • Thanks to Ramona Morris who bought Passion her "face cream" Its called tissue re…
    Thanks to Ramona Morris who bought Passion her "face cream" Its called tissue repair. Mary Knowles delivered it lol. We are thinking can we rob some to be ten years younger lol

  • AHAR would like to thank Connor, a volunteer from Holly's Horse Haven (Wexford B…
    AHAR would like to thank Connor, a volunteer from Holly's Horse Haven (Wexford Branch) who spent the last 48 hrs here helping us transport the equines to their new homes. This boy is amazing. We spent hours on a mountain and he never once complained. Thank you so much Connor xx

  • This lovely boy was found near Castlemaine Co.Kerry He is only around 9/11mnts….
    This lovely boy was found near Castlemaine Co.Kerry He is only around 9/11mnts. Anyone know him?

  • Todays diary.
    We had 14 dogs go off to their new homes in the UK. Thanks Gail fr…

    Todays diary.
    We had 14 dogs go off to their new homes in the UK. Thanks Gail from Allsorts dog rescue.
    We transported 9 equines to their new foster/homes in Munster. Thanks Shane and Connor and all our new equine friends.
    Herman (Save Willys willy) started the first part of his operation today. He was gelded. Danny was hoping to remove part of his penis and save the rest but now after his day today, he knows he will have to bring his urinary tract out behind like a mare. But all is good and going to plan. He might even have found his forever home. We will keep you updated on this now famous much loved cob.
    We took in some beautiful dogs that need to find a home or missing owner. Their photos next.
    Georgia found a lovely foster home for our ex puppy farm beagle. Now she can have her pups in safety.
    And Passion is in great form, her slaves are back lol xx
  • This is the last of 6 kittens that were saved from drowning.

    She is in Killa…

    This is the last of 6 kittens that were saved from drowning.

    She is in Killarney co Kerry, and if interested please phone 0851681447.

    She is not with us at AHAR.

    And please,share .

  • *** LOOKING FOR HOMES ***
    3 stunning little kittens ready to go to their forever…

    *** LOOKING FOR HOMES ***
    3 stunning little kittens ready to go to their forever homes.
    8 weeks old and all identical, they are in Tralee and just adorable.
    If you can offer any of these kittens a home please contact Emma on 0879575337.
    Please SHARE and find these babies their loving forever homes..May

  • Here is the update from Georgina about our beautiful Windy for whom so many of y…
    Here is the update from Georgina about our beautiful Windy for whom so many of you kindly donated towards her veterinary treatment to save her life – Windy is clearly one very lucky, very happy and very smart lady who will now live a life full of the happiness she deserves after the appalling state she was abandoned in. Go girl! And thank you so much Georgina!

    ‘Thought you might like an update, so all your kind sponsors can see what happened to the product of their efforts…and thank you all again. Windy had to miss the first week of obedience class, so I went by myself to see what we needed to practice, and the following week with all new dogs and smells, she totally lost the plot. There was nothing that she couldn't do, and does do at home, but way too many distractions!!! But this week, which I was dreading after that, she was a different dog. We have both worked hard this week and she listens to me, she was the only one in the class to do a full 1 minute stay off lead! She skateboards!! And there was a border collie this week who, when he was doing his recall, ignored his owner and went to the rest of us on the side and started picking on other dogs. She just snuggled up to me, instead of having a go and I secretly felt pleased another dog was causing mayhem!!!

    Some photos of her doing her homework, the first is leaving the food in front of her – as you can see she's not impressed, but did it. We also do both "dog on the box" and "dog in the box" (when we can pinch Mum's wash baskets). The last one is her in her new raincoat- she looks so pretty in it, and loves going for walks in the rain, as she loves the towel rubdown when we get back.' (Sorry Georgina – we could only show one of your lovely photos!)

    'She is now on the KC Activity register (we're doing agility) and her registered name is Windy Slinky O' Rainbow (we call her "Slinky Linky" as she's so leggy and walks like a catwalk model, and Rainbow because we were in the field with her, pouring rain, and then it stopped and there was a beautiful rainbow and you know what they say about finding a pot of gold – like to think we're hers and she's ours! Thank you all again and please keep in touch.’

  • Do you remember poor Windy who we rescued back in July after she was found dumpe…
    Do you remember poor Windy who we rescued back in July after she was found dumped heavily pregnant in a field? She was so thin and weak that, when she gave birth to 9 pups just a couple of days later (as pictured here), the pups were all too weak to survive bar one (despite the very best efforts of our wonderful Ark vets). Windy herself was very poorly and had to be put on a drip, but with the help of the best veterinary treatment, she pulled through and successfully nurtured her one remaining pup.

    Well earlier this year that one pup went on to find the most fantastic home with Barbara Cotter, while Windy herself landed well and truly on her paws getting the most amazing home with Georgina Churchouse – and we will post a wonderful update we just received from Georgina about Windy and her exploits.

  • *** FOUND ***
    Does anyone recognise this beautiful little cat who has been stra…

    *** FOUND ***
    Does anyone recognise this beautiful little cat who has been straying for the past few days in Farranfore Village?
    The lady who sent us her photos has very kindly been feeding her but says she is very thin and may also be pregnant. She really needs to be inside now with the weather turning.. If anyone knows who the cat belongs to or if you can offer her any help please contact Mary on 0871242412..Thanks May

  • Thank you so much to everyone who has posted under the Calor Community Champion…
    Thank you so much to everyone who has posted under the Calor Community Champion competition announcement of their six finalists in support of Suzanne Gibbons at the following link (and please feel free to ad your comments if you haven’t already):

    https://www.facebook.com/calorireland?hc_location=timeline

    Your kind words of support and appreciation mean such a lot not just to Suzanne but to all the AHAR team.

    We would just like to share one of the messages, written by Bernie Fleming (yesterday) – with apologies to the many others which we could equally easily have chosen!! Thank you Bernie.

    “The work Suzanne Gibbons has done even in the past week alone is incredible. Going all the way down to Wexford to rescue 27 horses as she thought and to end up with over 80 horses there. Only for Suzanne getting this rescue going these horses were all due to go to slaughter. She then had to organise lorries, people to foster these horses and volunteers plus funding. The horses have and still are being transported all over Ireland to their new homes. This has been possibly the largest ever horse rescue in the country and it all went off so well on a moment's notice. She scarcely got any sleep at all this past week. She is still on more mercy missions at the minute rescuing horses from other parts of the country and this is only all in one short week. She also took in 20 dogs from Cavan pound last week plus all the other dogs that she had to take in locally. This girl deserves so much to win this money for her AHAR rescue. What she's done over the years is truly amazing. She lives for the animals. So many people are so grateful to Suzanne for the amazing pets they have got from her. So as well as she changing the animals’ lives, the animals in turn are changing the lives of the great people who take them in.”

    That last sentence in particular is both beautiful and eloquent.

    As Suzanne says herself, self-praise is no praise, but now more than ever her incredible efforts deserve to be recognised and hopefully the Calor judging panel will pick her as a worthy winner.

  • Inez Brennan sent us this picture of an article from the Wexford People today….
    Inez Brennan sent us this picture of an article from the Wexford People today. Thank you Inez…………………..Anny

  • Anyway, now you have seen the other side of rescue. There can be a lot of bitter…
    Anyway, now you have seen the other side of rescue. There can be a lot of bitterness ending in jealously. But on a good note. I have loads of amazing friends in rescue.
    They are in it for the right reason. The animals.
    They are women and men who also hate what I suffer. That they suffer too.
    If they get a bigger grant than the "other" they dont deserve it because… there should never be a " because" it should be wow, how many animals can they save with that?
    So what if we save 85 horses… it should be oh my god! That's so amazing. Think of what could have been?
    Then they say how dare she home so many dogs in the UK. It should be im so glad that she saved their beautiful lives.
    Esp when they home in the UK too but not as many because they dont have the contacts AHAR has spent years getting.
    Am I to be punished for this? I dont think so.
    I will go on, doing what I do. I do pity your empty lives but I save animals not people.
    Good night my friends of AHAR. Its been a long day, thank you for saving my heart tonight. Tomorrow will be about the animals again xx
  • Next we have our horse box. With 8 crates of ex pound dogs that were loaded by a…
    Next we have our horse box. With 8 crates of ex pound dogs that were loaded by an spca. Why are they there? Waiting for our vet to do a vet check to see if they are ok… any high temp meaning sick ect. Once checked they go in to quarantine for one week after will be checked and vaccinated, wormed ect. Anyone see a problem with this?

  • They really love our dump trailer they put it up twice lol
    They really love our dump trailer they put it up twice lol

  • This is their first photo that they say is so bad. I will give you a tour. On my…
    This is their first photo that they say is so bad. I will give you a tour. On my left is our for the dump trailer. Then you have some of our equines. Anyone see a problem?

  • So many million times ive written on the AHAR page for the animals, tonight im w…
    So many million times ive written on the AHAR page for the animals, tonight im writing from the heart about me.
    (Hope you don't mind me being selfish but im very hurt and this time i need my army of friends for me)
    Over the last three years, there has been a lot of change in my life. I spent so many years in a farm with no home, no running water or esb. But I didn't care, I still gave the animals the best I could and saved their lives.
    Of course we had people who expected tarmac and flowers I blame tv for that. In Ireland we do the best with what we have.
    When I had the chance to rent a place with a home (not anything fancy but the animals loved it and shared it with me, that was the whole point ya?)
    I was so happy. Here I have 14 indoor kennels, 7 stables, an old cow house (we use for any dog that needs a crate ie. recovery or when we are full and they attack other dogs) 9 out door dog runs with shelters and when we are really full we use our horse lorry.
    In other words a stop gap till we have space or a foster home. The way I see it, they are alive, well fed and safe until they find their home. Of course I want better for them., Is that not the point of our big fundraiser? To buy that state of the art rescue? My dream?
    Never once have I stopped anyone coming in the gate. Why should I hide it? Are we not all struggling for these animals? Have you seen before and after pictures of the dogs I get in such a state and then after their very expensive life saving operations you see them in their new homes?
    Well if I was a dog or cat or horse I know I would be happy I met AHAR.
    Now to the point.
    I was away for the last five days. Saving 85 horses. While I was gone, my volunteers did their best. They ran out of shavings and used shreaded paper. But one thing they did. They treated the animals like gold.
    We had not expected me to drop everything and run but if you like my page then you like it cos you knew I would. Self praise is no praise but who else who even try save that number?
    Well tonight it was pointed out to me that a dog rescue near me that knew I was away took that chance to come in here and find fault. They took photos of our horses standing in the wet fields eating from our hay racks. The dogs in crates cleaned but waiting for me to come with the new shaving (2 hrs later) Heck they cleaned them and were told why. But no. They took photos of our weekly rubbish in our trailer for the dump. They took photos of our pile of scrap donated to raise money. But at least they cleaned our kennels for the dogs.
    Tomorrow night if you want, I will name and shame them. Its up to you.
    Jealously is a poison that burns your soul. Keep you energy for saving the animals not trying to take down a rescue who wants to save them all. Good night, im feeling sad that im seen as an enemy I should be seen as your friend in rescue I would have helped, you xx
  • My name is Karma and id like to tell my story.
    Two years ago I was a bright heal…

    My name is Karma and id like to tell my story.
    Two years ago I was a bright healthy 2 yr old. Full of steam and fun. At first when I was left loose on this mountain, it was great fun. It was summer, it was green and I had so much space to run around.
    But then the winter came. It was so cold. No shelter or protection from the rain.
    Our skin burnt and was very painful when it rained.
    Food got scarce and we used to stand at the three strands of barb wire and stare into the neighbours fields at the lush grass our mouths watering if only we could reach it.
    The days went very slow, it felt like it would never end.
    Then they put me in foal, I couldn't give birth here. My baby would never survive.
    In the end we had nothing to eat. We ate moss, leave, rushes and tree bark to stay alive.
    I think the worst was to come, the nights my friends died. I will never forget the sounds in the dark. Like ships sinking in the night, the last moan as they sank out of their misery.
    I nearly gave up hope until I heard the lorry. I saw their kind faces as they walked towards us. I stood in water flooded fields with no place dry to stand. We all know its bad this time of year in every field buy surely a dry patch wasn't much to ask for.
    They took us one by one, in to the warm lorry. It felt like heaven.
    Then we started to move. We stopped where a kind man told us how beautiful we were. I was ashamed. I wish he saw before our prison.
    All this time, I feared for my unborn foal.
    Tonight I cant believe im in a warm stable, fresh hay and feed.
    But I really cant believe my baby has a chance at last. A part of me wants to never look back. Close this door and forget it ever happened. But another part of me wanted to tell my story in the hope of saving others.
    Thank you for our life. Thank you to the person who reported this.



Update from Georgina about our Beautiful Windy What’s Happening: November 14, 2013
Update from Georgina about our Beautiful Windy
What’s Happening: November 14, 2013