I am writing this to ALL ANIMAL LOVERS!!
I have a dear friend, Mary Keating, who lives in Ireland and she has a cat sanctuary, the Ai
Kansha cat sanctuary in Beagh, Askeaton, Co. Limerick, Ireland.
She has been there for 13 years, and has had problems over the years from neighbors killing her
animals in horrible ways. This action has recently escalated over the last few months. She has
had one of her dogs (now deceased) shot 5 different times, has had cats stabbed, hanged,
poisoned, and has even found a cat carcass which was skinned just outside her property. She
actually had someone enter her home and literally stomp one of her cats to death while she was
gone to town. People have came into her home while she was away and removed animals she had in
rooms all to themselves. She has tried to get the local police to take action, and she has been
stonewalled and ignored. I called them myself from the U.S. and they had the attitude this
wasn’t their problem, and I needed to contact animal welfare.
She also has a major problem with fox hunters allowing their hounds to go onto her property to
savagely attack her rescues, even though there are laws against this. August 1st last year, she
woke to find packs of coursing hounds tearing her little rescue cats apart on her land,
although she has notices on her gate stating hunting is prohibited and that the place is a
sanctuary. When she phones the police, they don’t follow through, disparage her claims, and
thus the attacks continue, unchallenged.
Despite these horrific and malicious attacks, this is truly an amazing place for often times
severely ill, and deformed animals. Many miraculous healings have occurred here, the cats are
actually a very unusual and special clan, living in harmony, many of whom have healing powers,
this is true and verifiable. Mary is a spiritual healer, homeopath, flower remedy practitioner,
and former nurse. She wishes to relocate her sanctuary to a more animal friendly location.
The time has arrived to highlight these adversarial conditions, in order that people do the
jobs they are paid to do, and further attacks on these ultra special animals are prohibited.
Many have suffered terribly and died in terror at the hands of these perpetrators, who live in
the same locality but have no fear of apprehension.
Local animal welfare govt. funded agencies are unhelpful and when she phoned them she was
informed of their Policy of euthanizing FIV positive cats, they act on the incorrect assumption
that FIV is spread through shared feeding bowls when in fact it can only be spread through
fight wounds, is not zoonotic, and these cats can actually lead long and happy lives as house
cats. This is an automatic policy in Ireland, she was shocked and horrified. They referred her
back to the guards, who referred her back to law, who then referred her back to the animal
welfare organization. Every effort she has made to report these criminals has been thwarted by
the local police force, and no animal welfare or organization has responded or even returned
This is Ireland's way of dealing with animal welfare. When Mary explained she treated her
animals with homeopathy she was informed they did not believe in homeopathy and FIV is
incurable and the cats must be put down. There exists a total lack of cohesion, transparency
and cooperation in Ireland and as a result no action has been taken over the 13 years these
horrific events have occurred.
This is the internet, and we have access to literally millions of people. This dear woman needs
some assistance in receiving some support. She pays for this all on her disability pension by
the way, and doesn't even receive donations to support her sanctuary. She does this alone, with
She has already taken an active role in contacting the minister of justice, and
al these local ’authorities’. She is also in contact with several animal welfare agencies she
has found online. Change happens when we come together as a group. It is easy to ignore one
person, much harder to ignore when many bring this to their attention! Help Mary and her
beloved pets receive the justice and protection she is asking for, and is their duty to provide
while they collect their paychecks.
I would like to ask you to please give her some support in anyway you feel comfortable. I am
including phone numbers, address's and web sites (where available) so you can contact these
places, voice your views, and force them to do the jobs they agreed to do!
If you could just take a moment to pick up the phone, or send out an email it would be deeply
appreciated. Or if you can just forward this page to others to make them Aware! If you would like to
donate I am also including a pay pal link. Anything you can do to help support Mary and these very special animals is a blessing!!
Here is contact information for those Mary is trying to get to do their jobs, and provide the
support and protection they are paid to do.
or if you prefer to call, telephone to superintendent 353(country code)-613-601-637 query why
police have repeatedly failed to follow through on complaints of attacks on Ai Kansha cat
sanctuary, Beagh, Askeaton, Co. Limerick.
If you wish to donate to the cause:
We thank you in advance for all your help. Many blessings to YOU!!
Sheila, Mary, and the Furries
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO ALSO SEE A FEW PICS OF THE FURRIES
June 6, 2011, 3:28 pm
for late response Only jsut seen this as havent been online much latley
I very much agree with mati
and also with auntikk 's H'oponopono response
will do what i can practically and send some financial help next week x
thank you Sheila, i hope LOTS of us can get behind this..
(maybe worth reposting it Sheila? for all like me who missed it first time?things get buried so fast)
June 4, 2011, 10:31 pm
words dont come easily, this is just so sad...
I send you a prayer Mary and your kittens.May you be safe.I see your sanctuary enclosed with the violet silver fire.
I Am Really Heartened By
June 4, 2011, 10:03 pm
I am really heartened by this, Sheila, and by everybody's generous response.
Its the right time to highlight this, please, please share the story and pass it on for the love of animals,
with my love and gratitude and that of all the animals here, sincere thanks
June 4, 2011, 8:14 am
Yes .. this is a time for action pure and simple.
Thanks for providing the contact details.
Good grief - there are so many of us on this site. If we were all to write to this person and put pressure on him and point out that they are simply not doing the job which the Irish public are paying them to do they would have to take some notice.
Also I wonder what the local newspapers would make of this kind of story to drum up a lot of local support.
This is a time when we can actually come together to help a friend and to SHINE OUR LIGHTS on this.
Thanks - I am going to write a few letters myself.
June 4, 2011, 6:09 am
I myself have 9 cats, and 2 dogs..have had as many as 19 cats at one time. I have a very close relationship with all of the animal kingdom. Animals are unconditionally loving,and accepting..humans, not so much. I have been friends with Mary awhile, and watched this go on far too long. I felt it was time for the Many to help. We have all had times of needing others assistance. A special thanks to Jacquelyn and Courtland for your help! Mary's amazing animal friends deserve our protection and love, they give more than they ask.
Thanks to everyone for your help and support. Even if you could just forward this to any groups you have, to let as many know as possible, we appreciate it.
Love and Blessings,
To All Those Who Should Be Helping And Won't,
June 4, 2011, 3:44 am
to all those who attack and or encourage attacks of various kinds on these animals and this person I say... "I'm sorry we hurt you, please forgive us, we're sorry, thank you". This is said in the spirit of H'oponopono, very powerful medicine, Peace, Love n Light, Karen
June 3, 2011, 11:13 pm
Oh God, it breaks my heart to hear this is still going on.
Oh Mary! I will do what I can.
Sent emails of Sheila's appeal, and sending my love and light, and prayers and power to you.
Calling forth Divine intervention with love for the greatest good for all.
Thank you Sheila for your poignant words on Mary's behalf.