A Donegal animal sanctuary owner is hoping for a fresh new start for the unwanted cats and dogs in her care.
For the past seven months, Tara Lafferty, who runs the Animals in Donegal Aid farm in Rossnowlagh, has been searching for a new site to relocate to.
The two-acre farm Tara is currently renting is to go up for sale.
The farm has housed hundreds of unwanted dogs and cats over the past ten years. The animals were almost all rescues, taken under the wing of Tara and her volunteers, to be nurtured and rehomed and ultimately saved from being put down.
Tara’s urgent search for a new property has led her to a farm on the Donegal/Leitrim border. There is ample space for the 16 dogs and 5 cats currently at the sanctuary, and the cost is just under €90,000.
Tara described the site as perfect, ready to go, and has everything the animals need to thrive.
“These animals cannot be abused, mistreated, misunderstood, rejected and then homeless,” Tara said.
She has launched a GoFundMe this week to appeal to all animal lovers to give the dogs and cats a second chance.
“I never want them to be in this precarious situation again”, she said.
Tara’s GoFundMe appeal took off overnight, and she has already reached €5,000 of the €89,000 goal.
“If 20,000 people give less than 5 euros this will succeed,” Tara said.
View the appeal here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-buy-a-home-for-rescued-unwanted-animals