Donegal Donkey Sanctuary faces an uncertain future as it prepares to re-open for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
The Raphoe-based sanctuary is planning to re-open in early July but the committee have expressed concerns as to how they can continue as they face high feed, farrier and veterinary bills, as well as escalating running costs.
A GoFundMe page is being launched to help the much needed work to continue as the sanctuary face having to scale down on their rescue work or closing down permanently.
There are currently more than 70 donkeys which have been rescued and are now located at the sanctuary.
Owner of the sanctuary, Danny Curran told Donegal Daily “Things are tighter than ever. We have had a very tough time since Covid and we are getting read to open again.
“But opening again means more bills as we have to get the place ready for the public to visit.
“Any donation to help keep the doors open and the animals healthy is really appreciated.”