The small Irish sanctuary "Irish Farm of Hope" for Irelands abandoned cats, dogs, donkeys and horses is run by 70 year old Kristiane Schott since 2012. Located in Derrygooling, in the County of Galway, she does everything she can to help every single animal possible. All by herself.
Originally, the love for greyhounds and their brutal handling during the dog races was the reason for us to help. During the financial crisis in 2008, many horses, ponies and donkeys were left by their owners, leaving them craving for anything possible to eat. This is the reason why we chose to extend our help to hoofed animals. We are working together with different pounds and animal welfare organizations.
Because of the lack of trained staff, most of them are over challenged with the care of kitten and puppies as well as very sick animals. We are know for helping these extreme cases and will be called for help if needed.
Kristiane is over 70 years old and in charge of many dogs, cats, horses and donkeys. From morning to night, wether its sunny, rainy, muddy, stormy, snowing...you can find her outside, feeding, cleaning, cuddling and taking care of the animals. Every evening, over 30 wild horses linger in front of the gate, waiting desperately to get some extra food so they won't starve.
We really need help with the corrective maintenance work and costs for the vet, as well as some specific things such as hoof trimming etc.
Thank you so much - we really appreciate your support!
Greyhound and cat - true friendship :)