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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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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Animal Welfare Leaflet (Sept 2015) – Welfare of Animals Act (NI) 2011

Under the Welfare of Animals Act (NI) 2011 a person who is responsible for an animal must ensure that its needs are met, and it is an offence to fail to take reasonable steps to ensure its welfare. Causing an animal unnecessary suffering is also an offence and can be punished with a prison sentence of up to two years and an unlimited fine. Three separate bodies are responsible for enforcement of the Act depending on the type of animals involved and,…

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Help for the helpless

Animal Welfare is at the core of everything we do at Assisi. We strive to reduce and ultimately stop the current destruction of companion animals in Northern Ireland. Assisi believes that every animal has a right to the five freedoms: • the need for a suitable environment; • the need for a suitable diet; • the need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns; • the need to be housed with or apart from other animals; and • the need to…

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Nicky Caughey walked 75km for Assisi

Nicky Caughey and Cali walked 75km for Assisi and raised £2,131. Isn't that fantastic - well done to both of them and thank you for all the animals at Assisi. The walk took place around the Lacale Challenge course from Downpatrick to Newcastle.   Nicky said "I'm walked 75km in 1 day for Assisi Animal Sanctuary because I saw first hand the wonderful work they do.       

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2016 Calendar and Christmas Cards

The Assisi 2016 Calendar and our Christmas Cards are now available from the Sanctuary and from our two charity stores in Ballynahinch and Newtownards. All the animals featured on the cards and in the calendar are Assisi animals. The Christmas Cards are £3 for a pack of 6 and the Calendar is £2.50. Could you help us sell our calendar and cards by taking some of each into your workplace. If you can email - for more details or call…

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PSNI Ards and Bangor Mends Fences

We are very grateful to the PSNI team from Ards and Bangor who came yesterday and repaired the dog run fencing. As a team of 15 they had it done in no time and the dogs didn’t lose any playtime outside. Many thanks to the Ards and Bangor PSNI team. Thank you for your support.

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Omagh Pups Update

The first of our Omagh pups was rehomed yesterday.  Chantelle is pictured holding little A.J. and is with two of our dedicated volunteers; Caroline (right) has been looking after A.J. and his siblings since they arrived with us.  Muriel (left) is one of our home visitors who are on hand to advise new owners on what to expect from their new arrival.  The rest of the Omagh pups will be going to their new homes over the next few days.

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Elvis accepts Capitol donation

Elvis was delighted to received a kind donation of pet toys from Nathan on behalf of Capitol Essentials of Comber. All the staff and animals at the sanctuary would all like to thank Capitol Essentials for their kindness in making a donation.

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