Alice in Sagoland

A dream life for our Alice

 

This is HHO Alice, it’s so wonderful seeing how far she’s come since we took her in.

As you can see she is loving her new life across the world in the beautiful country of Sweden.

We only wish the best for her in her new home, as we do for all our rehomed horses, ponies, and Donkeys.

Let’s keep up the good work, and continue to help Ireland’s precious equine.

Thanks to all our supporters

 

HHO Pub Quiz

PUB QUIZ

 

We would like to thank everyone who came along to our charity pub quiz last night, because of your help we raised over €600. All of which will go towards the 200+ horses we currently have in our care. We would like to thank all of our very generous sponsors for donating some fantastic spot prizes and vouchers that got raffled off on the night. It was a brilliant night and only for our local support we wouldn’t have done it, Thank you, from all of us here at the HHO, see you next time.

 

 

Bag Packing Fundraiser

Charity Fundraiser

 

We would like to say a Massive Thank you to all that volunteered & donated yesterday for our bag packing fundraiser.

We’re pleased to announce we managed to raise the grand total of €850

We also want to give a special mention to Dunnes Stores Longford, Longford Volunteer Centre and people that were kind enough to donate some of their time. Also the lads in Direct Provision Longford. We couldn’t praise them enough for their help and hard efforts.

If anyone would like to organize a fundraiser in your area or take part in upcoming events please contact our facebook page and leave a message.

https://www.facebook.com/HungryhorseOutside/

As we continue to support neglected animals in the community.

Well Done Everyone

 

 

Goodbye Girls and Boys

We’ve had another busy week at HHO but a journey has finally come to an end for another 10 of Ireland’s Forgotten

Last Friday we packed little suitcases and waved goodbye, to Twinkle, Shannon, Sparky, Rubble, Eddie, Menthos, Spirit, Angelina as well as Forgotten Dory and Forgotten Maeve.
We’re incredibly proud to have had a small part to play in their journey home, to be but a stepping stone for them, between their past and their new families.

They reached their new families over the past few days in Germany and Austria and we couldn’t be prouder of our little army taking on Europe. Each one with a tragic story of their own, cast aside in favor of a new life.

Good luck our little pets and we’ll be watching as always

 

Fodder Crisis Ireland

THANK YOU TO OUR GERMAN FOLLOWERS

 

As many of you are aware HHO run an extremely successful European Rehoming Programme for Ireland’s unwanted, forgotten, abandoned and abused equines. Well, some of our European supporters have read of the fodder crisis in Ireland and the rising costs of hay and haylage. It’s creeping higher than it has been in years.

After us posting several times about struggling to source and indeed pay for fodder for our 150 plus ponies, Richy took it upon herself to fundraise, order and organize delivery of a full lorry load of Haylage for the HHO ponies. The reality is we use six to seven bales a day, some weeks more due to our external feeding programme, almost a lorry load a week, this lorry load cost €2000 and will last the ponies hopefully 9-10 days, you can only imagine the pressure we feel to keep fodder stocked. €2000 euro every 10 days…. so you can only imagine how excited and grateful we were to Richy for organizing and fundraising this load.

Thank you so much to everyone who supported Richy’s campaign, we are totally overwhelmed by your support. Such practical and desperately needed help and to have Richy and friends fly from Germany to oversee the delivery has been amazing. We always, always, always need projects like this so if you would like to really help why not consider doing the same thing??

Thanks Again Guys

 

Christmas Hamper

Christmas Hamper Time

 

Its that time of the year again, feel free to pop in and grab yourself a ticket for just €2 or to be in with a better chance you can grab yourself 3 lines for €5. Thank you to Diane O’Dowd for putting together a gorgeous pet hamper for your little furry friend.

Visit us in the HHO Charity shop

Unit 8, Hibernian court

Longford Town

 

 

Thank you & Good luck

 

 

Sathya Sai

An update on our donkeys from other days as it turns out we have 3 very old ladies in their late twenties early thirties we needed sanctuary for them fast, And big thanks to Sathya Sai Donkey Sanctuary in Sligo for making space straight away.
Look at the ladies being greeted at their new home, it really would melt hearts to see these animals getting all the love they deserve.

PLEASE SUPPORT THEIR WORK

http://www.donkeys.ie/

Hanora we adore you

Hanora writes her final HHO Chapter 

Hello Everyone,

Some of you may remember me from some years back and will be very familiar with my story. Others will be newer followers so we’ll take a little walk down memory lane for a few moments. For those of you who don’t know me my name is Hanora. I met the ladies and gentlemen at HHO over 3 years ago now. On one August morning that turned my life around. I was once abused, neglected and unwanted.

A makeshift halter embedded in my nose I could scarcely remember a day without it. It sat there sinking in to my skin for years so much so it completely deformed my face and it was massively infected, I could smell it. Maggots festered inside my open wounds and at times I thought I had died and gone straight to hell. The constant agony, the constant reminder I was worthless, my so called owner did not even have the decency to try and remove this halter. I was suffering so visibly for years.

 

 

But then I met the HHO team, to this day I still see the sympathy in their eyes, I remember the tears and the nights they sat up talking to me, uttering apologies that they didn’t find me sooner. The worst thing is I know they were trying to help me but at times treating my injuries was sometimes a little sore or stingy and at times I ran away from them only to give in eventually.

For the first time in so long humans treated me with respect, they gave me my dignity back, I could eat again, I could enjoy life with no worries. I soon settled in to my life at HHO, it was security, comforting and I always got the special treatment. I suppose a little like a VIP. They’d say things like ‘Ah it’s Hanora, she’s an old lady, she can do what she likes’ or ‘ah it’s Hanora of course, if she wants the sweetest grass (the lawn) she can have it’ or my personal favorite ‘ah Hanora doesn’t have to do anything just be Happy’ I took this last one to heart and I enjoyed every second of my life. I especially liked the times I chose to be happy by galloping around the fields like a race horse in the lashing rain while the poor clowns stood watching me and calling me, I can still hear it ‘ah Hanora would you not just come in’. Between you and me it’s the little things that count and I always knew they would wait for me. I’d never be forgotten again.

 

 

So a little time past and they told me at HHO they found a very special foster home, maybe even one I could live out my days in, being just that little bit older. I was happy there, the endless supply of carrots and apples kept me ticking over nicely. But sadly to finish my life there wasn’t to be. My foster mother was quite elderly too and sadly she could no longer look after me so I came home. Home to HHO and it was settled I would retire there, I’d hang out with the oldies and sure we’d kick up our heels and we’d always have a roof over our little grey heads. You’ll never believe what happened next?? I got a permanent home offer. One I can actually live out my days in, a family of my own. I can do as I please as I have grown so fond of doing. I’m a pensioner I don’t have to please anyone.

I left HHO today and as I walked to the horse lorry I could see their faces a mix of disbelief, pride and sadness. Their old lady leaving them. I think I even saw a tear or two (this isn’t fully confirmed) but I definitely heard ‘i can’t believe this’ repeatedly spoken.

So I make my final trip to what I can finally call my home, in Germany if you don’t mind! The vet said I’m very well and healthy and when I saw that ramp I jumped on it like a pony half my age, gosh I was delighted with myself and of course sure they had to tell the big Hanora story to the driver and anyone else that would listen. Finally my happy ending has come. I can tell those who I left behind are nervous and excited and will be on tender hooks until they hear I’m home safely. It’s nice to be loved and it’s nice to know at least some people will miss me.

Tonight as a whole new chapter begins for me, I take a little bit of HHO with me in my heart and I know I leave a huge chunk of Hanora in all the hearts of the people at HHO, I know they’ll be watching and I know they’ll continue to walk my journey with me.

Goodbye to you all, I’ll send you an update or two from my awesome new home with little Annie (sure she’s nearly as old as me), we’re a bit excited.

Love Hanora

 

 

Goodbye our dear friend we’ll never ever ever forget you, you have brought light even on the darkest days. We’ll be missing you but we’re so proud and so happy for you our little dear. We’ll see you soon and safe travels – HHO