My Dream of AHAR

by Suzanne Gibbons


The story of Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR Ireland) is in three parts. Please read them so you can get to know Suzanne and AHAR better.

The Past
It all started in my parents' house in the middle of Cork City. I was lucky that they had three large gardens and a huge shed. I used to take in all the unwanted animals, dogs and cats off the streets that were dumped and find them new homes. As word got out more and more animals were left at our gate as the years went by. At one stage I had up to ten dogs, loads of cats, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, wild birds with broken wings, goats and three monkeys.
The Present
In October 2011, we moved from another farm to the farm we are in now. the old farm had no running water or electricity so for 12 years we had to go to the river with a large bulk tank 3 times a day and fill 70 buckets in to the tank to clean the kennels etc then at night take it to the rented house to fill with fresh drinking water for the animals. It was torture and a waste of valuable time we badly needed. The winter before was so cold we got snowed in and...
The Future
Moving to the Next Level. If you have been following us then you know that we are a 100% volunteer run organisation founded by Suzanne Gibbons in 1991 and currently based on a rented farm near Gneevguilla, Co. Kerry. Our mission is to rescue and re-home unwanted animals and AHAR rescues thousands of animals all over Ireland every year including dogs from various pounds all over the country every week.