The Donkey Sanctuary
This is Donny, who
came into us at just 3 days old on 17th January, 2011. His mother died and he was relinquished to us. His chances of survival
were very slim. He had to be fed every 2 hours day and night and given intensive care. Luckily it has paid off. Here are some
photos taken during his recovery and one taken this month. Now he is very lively and is a real favourite with all the staff.
The Donkey Sanctuary, Liscarroll,
Mallow, Co. Cork. Tel. (353) 22 48398. More info at www.thedonkeysanctuary.ie
Gallery of Rescue
Horses and Ponies - (including newspaper cutting about Hollys Horse Haven). Click on images to enlarge.
These are the lucky ones who found kind homes:
Firefly 15.2 stallion a few days after we rescued him. Firefly came to us with a towrope round his neck,
matted fur, really really headshy, with lots of tlc we got him looking good.
Photo uploaded by Ann Barker.
This is Hoody (on the left) and Patches. Hoody is a standard shetland stallion, he was advertised
free in our local paper, and when I rang up about him, the owner told me that if no one could catch him ( the poor wee thing
had just been left to run wild with no human interaction), he was gonna get someone to shoot him... in the field. After a
couple of hours we managed to get him into our trailer. It's been a long trying time with him, but we're getting there slowly
but surely :-))
Photo uploaded by Lorna Knight.
HARRY is 5y new forest pony 13.1h
Poor boy he's had quite a
bad start to life but he's enjoying it now :)
Harry has had 5 owners including me his 3rd owner starved him. A vet then
bought him and clipped him but he was SKINNY as ever then about to 2 months after I bought him he fractured his leg in a gate
hes fine now:)
he's a lovely boy. Also he's just right in weight.
Photo and story by Missy Leggett
This is my daughter’s pony Fruity. He's 4 months old now, we got him from Beeston
horse sale for a mere £57. If we hadn't had him where he would of ended up I hate to think. In the 3 weeks we have had
him, he has really found his feet and becoming quite a little character, hes coming on well now with his eating as he hadn't
been weaned properly.
Photo uploaded by Michelle Caldecott
This is Charlie who was rescued last Christmas. She was eaten alive with lice and worms. She also had cigarette
burns to her body which we informed the ISPCA about. They called out to the premises where we got her and we had reported
that a mammy dog and her pups were in a very neglected way. They took the dogs to the vet and had to have one of them put
down. Charlie is the best thing that ever came here, she is so affectionate and funny. We took her to an American paint little
stallion to try to get her in foal. Haven't had a scan but things are looking good.
Photo and story by Margaret Kinsella.