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Formerly called the Sathya Sai Sanctuary Trust for Nature, the Sanctuary was founded in 1991 primarily to offer a place of peace and refuge for old, injured, unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused donkeys, who through no fault of their own, no longer fit into a world geared for profit and productivity and which is presently dominated by heavy agricultural machinery. Once an important part of the Irish heritage and farming economy these forgotten animals so often suffer through mankind's greed for money and power and even today are generally valued more for their financial worth than for the spirit within.

Situated in truly magnificent surroundings adjacent to the Carrowkeel Megalithic Site at Castlebaldwin, Co.Sligo, Ireland. Only 5 kms off the main N4 Sligo to Dublin road.

Bring waterproof boots, enjoy your visit, and give these humble
animals the love they deserve.

Our Name Change . . .
As mentioned in the Autumn newsletter, with a view to the future, we have been in the process of changing the Charity Trust to a Charitable Company limited by guarantee. The process is lengthy and fairly involved but safeguards the future of the Sanctuary, giving everyone, including followers and supporters, great peace of mind.

This effectively changes nothing except the title; which, from the 24th October 2023, has become
The Sathya Sai Donkey Sanctuary CLG (a charitable company limited by guarantee). We were expecting to finalise the details in the New Year but the change happened a bit faster than expected and we ask for patience and understanding as everything else catches up.

Thank you . . .
Heartfelt, enormous, thanks to each and every one of you who has stood by us and supported us in these unprecedented times. Coronovirus, and other circumstances, have made it very difficult for rescues and sanctuaries like us to continue to provide the help that is so deperately needed. It is down to the kindness of people like you that we are able to keep looking after all the animals in our care. We thank you for continuing with your donations and fundraisers.

We would also, once again, like to thank the Minister of Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue, for the generous welfare grant of €43,000 awarded to help with the overall costs of our work of rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming, abused and neglected donkeys, ponies and some horses during 2023. We are enormously grateful for this support by Minister Conalogue and his colleagues which acknowledges the Department's respect for the work carried out by Animal Welfare Charities nationwide.

This is a challenging time for all charities, including those of us engaged in trying to deal with a national crisis of unwanted, surplus, low value donkeys who have no commercial use, or value, in a world centred on profit.

We shall, as always, continue to do our best.

Spring 2024 Newsletter - here

Autumn 2023 Newsletter - here

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