Yesterday we had a wonderful visit from Evelyn O'Rourke from RTÉ Radio 1 and we introduced her to some of the amazing animals we care for on our farm.
If you don't already know what we at My Lovely Horse Rescue do for animals – all day, every day, 365 days per year – then please do click 'play'.
You'll meet some gorgeous horses who were rescued from horrible conditions and are now recovering beautifully on our farm (and who are also looking for their forever home). You'll also get to know one of the most charismatic personalities on the farm, the three-legged dog Henry, as well as the goats, pigs, horses and donkeys who keep the lives of our volunteers busy and colourful.
You'll also meet some of the incredible volunteers who make all of this possible:
Fiona, a regular farm volunteer who has nursed countless horses back to health. Her heart has also been broken numerous times by horses who died on the farm due to the injuries inflicted by abusers. But she is also buoyed by the impact that she and the rest of our great team have on the animals here, how we give them a life worth living and a future full of love and appreciation.
You will also love meeting the amazing Lynne, who sold her house in Scotland, packed in her job and came to live permanently on the My Lovely Horse Rescue farm. Lynne also runs the brand new and FABULOUS My Lovely Horse Rescue charity shop in Enfield, Co. Meath.
Evelyn also had a chat with one of the My Lovely Horse Rescue founding mothers, Deborah Kenny, about why we exist at all.
And the reason we do exist, is to care for the many animals that others abuse and forget.
We currently have more than 200 animals in our care on our farms in Kildare and Cork, and every week we take in more. Our running costs are enormous – in excess of €100,000 per year – and we rely almost completely on the generosity of people like you, dear animal advocate, who donate time and energy to support us in whatever way you can.
We deeply appreciate every measure of assistance we receive. If you would like to become a regular supporter, you can do that here.
Your help will allow us to continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming vulnerable animals, as well as advocating on their behalf with politicians and councillors.
Thank you for allowing us to be their voice.
You are their voice too.