Food Appeal

The Sanctuary is currently running very low on tins of dog food and cat food pouches.  If you have any to spare or are heading out to do your weekly shop could you please consider buying extra tins or pouches for our residents?  We would be very grateful if you could leave any donations at the Sanctuary or to one of our Charity Stores in Newtownards, Bangor or Ballynahinch. Thank you all for your ongoing kind support.    

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Give a cheer for P7 from Moneyrea Primary School

The enterprising P7 children from Moneyrea Primary School are doing a sponsored run on Friday 10 June at 6.30pm in Stormont grounds. Their run will be in the area near the Stormont gates opposite the Stormont Hotel and is in aid of Assisi and Diabetes UK. . It will be a fun night for the children with some of the parents participating in the run and acting as marshals etc with the run starting at 6.30pm. If you live…

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Spring Coffee Morning and Sale – 14 May

  Thank you to all our supporters who came to our Coffee Morning and Sale today (Saturday).   The weather was superb and everyone enjoyed sitting outdoors with their refreshments and then visiting the stalls and the animals.   With your support we raised £5,800 which will help cover some of the cost of our newly refurbished dog runs.  Thank you to all our staff and volunteers who got everything ready for the sale and who helped on the stalls.…

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Chance of a Lifetime – New Van

We have some fabulous news to announce. A few months ago Assisi applied to the charity Support Adoption for Pets asking for help to raise the £40,000 required to purchase a much needed new animal ambulance. We are delighted to announce that Support Adoption for Pets has awarded Assisi an absolutely fabulous £25,000 grant.  In addition to this grant we have also been able to set aside £15,000 towards the new van.  This was been made possible…

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Please support the ‪#‎MoreThanAShop‬ campaign

The On-line petition is open to end March.  Please read and support us. Charity shops are currently entitled to 100% relief on our business rates, but this being reviewed by the Department of Finance and Personnel at Stormont with the possibility that the relief could be reduced or eliminated. A hike in charity shop rates in Northern Ireland could mean charities here would have £5.5m less to spend on the most vulnerable. …

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Customer Service Notice for Sanctuary

From today the usual unlimited access to the animal housing area at the sanctuary will be reduced to staff, volunteers working in those areas, visitors wishing to rehome and supervised groups. We feel this change is the best way forward for the staff to manage our customers satisfactorily and continue to care for the animals. The reception and shop are open to all. Those wishing to adopt will be directed to our rehoming suite where you…

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Thinking of making a New Year Resolution

The start of a new year means many people will be making resolutions to improve themselves in 2016. Maybe you are going to eat healthier or exercise more, but why not make a New Year resolution which is animal friendly. Below are some suggestions and during this week we will tell you more about some of the many ways you can help Assisi: 1. Get outside. Get yourself and your dog(s) off the couch and into the outdoors. Most dogs need walked at least…

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Did you get lots of lovely Christmas presents? Are you heading out to the sales?

If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, then you probably need to make room for them. If you are having a clear-out, then the Assisi charity shops could help you find a welcome home for your unwanted items. Your unwanted items will help us raise funds to feed and medicate the cats, dogs and rabbits at the sanctuary. The shops accept most items that you will have in your house eg: * ladies, gents and…

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A Big Thank you to the staff from SSE Airtricity

We are very grateful to the staff from SSE Airtricity, Belfast who visited the sanctuary on Wednesday as part of their work volunteering day. They helped decorate the sanctuary for Christmas, walk dogs and also helped do some collections for our new charity store in Bangor.  We thoroughly enjoyed having them visit Assisi and hope they enjoyed being with us for the day and hope to see more visitors from SSE Airtricity in 2016. Thank you from everyone…

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‘Giving Northern Ireland’ have kindly invited Assisi Animal Sanctuary to participate in their Giving Tree campaign in Belfast Christmas Market. The tree will be open from 23 November until 18 December, where visitors to the market are encouraged to think of others and write a pledge for time, talent or treasure on gift tags provided and hang them on The Giving Tree all in the aid of Charity - Assisi…

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