My Dream of AHAR – The Future

by Suzanne Gibbons

Part 3 – 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.

Following unprecedented demand for our services over the past year in particular we are now announcing plans to purchase and develop our own state of the art Animal Rescue Centre.

Suzanne explains “Every week we see more and more animals given up by their owners for whatever reason and the property we are renting is now too small for our needs. We have a strong forward thinking committee in place supporting the work that we are doing and after much deliberation we feel that the time is right to move on to the next level to ensure that as many animals as possible can be taken in, looked after and ultimately re-homed. We have identified a suitable property (land and outbuildings) and have agreed a price with the owner. To make our dream a reality we have to raise €100,000 which will allow us to secure a mortgage on the property and we are now commencing a major fund-raising drive to come up with this and will be looking for animal lovers everywhere to support us. We have recently applied to Revenue for Charity Status which is important for us in terms of future development”.

In addition we are also announcing a “Friends of AHAR Patron’s Scheme” whereby members of the public can become official AHAR Patrons by making a donation of €100 or more. If you wish, you may also record your Patronage in memory of a deceased relative or pet.

All Patrons will be presented with a personal Patron’s Certificate and will be acknowledged on our Patron’s Wall which will be located in the reception area of our new property.

We have a huge following on Facebook ( and updates are posted there regularly.

Read the full story of My Dream of AHAR Part 1 and Part 2