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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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Run the Belfast Marathon for Assisi

Following on with our theme of highlighting how you could support Assisi in 2016 by setting yourself an animal related new year resolution. Daniel is an Assisi supporter and he is going to run in the Belfast City Marathon on 2 May and has set up a JustGiving page as part of his fundraising. To find out why Daniel choose to support Assisi, visit his page, by clicking on the link below.

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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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THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE RESCUED !!!

‘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 - http://www.givingnorthernireland.org/giving-tree Assisi…

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Exciting Opportunity – Charity Store Manager Newtownards

Closing Date -  Friday 19 February 2016 at 4pm We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Retail Store Manager to manage our busy charity store in Newtownards. The successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in managing a retail outlet and be commercially aware, driven, well organised and hands on. They will have passion and leadership skills…

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