Hello, my name is Butler! If you are looking for a loving companion that's me, I'm here to serve. I am approx 2 years old and a kind lady brought me here because I was getting stones and water thrown at me to move on. I still don't 100% trust humans but as you can see I am trying hard. If you would like your own butler please come up to the sanctuary. Assisi is open tuesday-sunday 11-3 for rehoming.

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Goodbye to Kali

Sunday was a sad day at the sanctuary, as we had to say goodbye to Kali, our office cat. If you have visited the sanctuary you will probably have seen her lounging in the office window. She liked to keep an eye on what was going on outside, as long as she didn’t have to expend any energy by joining in. Kali was a stray and came to live at the sanctuary several years ago. We believe she had probably lived a hard life for a few years before coming…

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Challenge 20

Assisi 20th Anniversary Challenge 20 Ideas 20k walk—do it all at once or 1k a day 20 hour sponsored silence 20 lengths of the swimming pool 20th December swim in the sea 20 people for afternoon tea 20 buns baked to sell at the spring, summer or winter sales—or 20 doggie jumpers or…

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Thanks to Louise for her video

Many thanks to Louise Nesbitt for the video below. Louise was doing media studies and volunteered at the sanctuary last year. While with us Louise did some filming and attached is a short promotional film she made for Assisi. The animals in the video have all been rehomed but we have lots of other cats, dogs and rabbits looking for new homes. You can see the current animals we have for rehoming on our facebook page or on our website. Thank you Louise…

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Gifts for the dogs from Katie

Gillian Mullen recently contacted us to enquire what type of food or toys our dogs would like. The reason she wanted to know was that her 3 year old daughter Katie was given 20 pounds from family to spend at the amusements but she said she wanted to buy the doggies that have no mummy or daddy some toys. Gillian and Katie visited the sanctuary and met Allen and Pippin and look at all the gifts Katie brought for the dogs. …

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New Site Visiting Times

Our site is open to the public 11am to 3pm Tuesday to Sunday for the public to go around.  Anyone interested in rehoming please be on site by 2:45 to complete the application form. Reception open for enquiries and donations until 4pm Tuesday-Sunday.

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Calling all budding photographers............ We'd like your help to make our Assisi 2017 Calendar! We would like to feature your Assisi ex-residents in our 2017 calendar. This competition is open to everyone to enter (except our judges) - and if you don't have an Assisi pet, you can come to the sanctuary and take a photo of one of our current residents. To enter…

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Garden Party at Bell Rotary House, Kings Road

Bell Rotary House, which is based at 10-12 Kings Road, Belfast are fundraising for Assisi and on Saturday 2 July they are holding a Garden Party at their premises from 1pm to 4pm. If you are free that afternoon, why not join everyone at the Bell Rotary House for a fun filled afternoon. There will be lots of stalls - jewellery, cakes, plants, a BBQ, face painting, tombola and lots more. Admission £1 per adult which…

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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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