I am reposting this..we still need some more support please!! The more we can get to support this, it opens up a chance for more Change to take place. Are you a member on Twitter? Repost it from the facebook link, so the pics will show up. Are you a member on other animal rights forums? sites? Anything? Just a simple reposting can often help more than we realize..the more who see it, the more we can find to unite and assist.
Mary and I have been contributing members here awhile..we are simply asking for a tiny effort on your part. Please give what ever you can to spread the word!!
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. Even just forward to this story to others who may be able to help. 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
YOU CAN ALSO SEE PICS OF THE FURRIES HERE PICS AND STORY!!
I Am Speechless With Shock At
June 6, 2011, 11:32 pm
I am speechless with shock at donations!!! i never even thought of it, sold off all my land and belongings to ensure their safety and food, really did not know what i could do next...was worried sick, as property market has collapsed...i dont need so much, just to keep them safe and fed... and to stop those bastards killing them for sport... its been a very long time since I had a night's sleep...just in case an attack would happen...
when sheila came up with the idea to become proactive and i had written to minister for justice, myself, the furthest thing from my mind was to seek donations, it was her idea, I am crying and overwhelmed by the massive efforts being made by you all, matariki, you are a true angel, Cindy, massive thanks for all those you have emailed, i wish I could share the love of these creatures with you all. sheila has pics, cos know how to email them but not post yet...
the joy they bring fills my heart so completely that I want you to share it too, anybody want to email me, be delighted to share the pics anfd miracles and i will always be available to send healing to yours.
with all my love and joy from the animals
Thank You Matariki
June 6, 2011, 11:26 pm
The US PETA site only had 4 international links, I did not see one for Ireland.
I didn't know if the UK one covered the entire region or what. Thanks for all of your help.
BTW, I forwarded the letter to the ALF and they forwarded it to ARAN, "the premier animal rights organization in Ireland". More about ARAN here: http://www.animalliberationfront.com/ALFront/Actions-Ireland/Ireland-Index.htm
Hopefully, this helps too.
Gotta Rally Round The Animals..and Mary!
June 6, 2011, 10:34 pm
Thank you ALL for your donations, for passing it around, for all you are doing to get the word out!! This is about letting others know, this stuff still happens, is wrong and needs corrected. I have 9 cats, 2 dogs of my own..have had a near sanctuary myself most of my life. All who know me, or come to my home..knows..its all about the animals. If you can't accept my many furry friends..you simply wouldn't like me either, goodbye..LOL, has been my attitude!
I knew there were lots of animal lovers out there, time we come together too. Make a difference in one place..it spreads!! Isn't that what we all do daily with all the messages we find, share and write!!
I am just honored, blessed and I know Mary agree's!!
Blessings to US ALL!!
June 6, 2011, 9:43 pm
You guys ROCK!!! I made a donation to the sanctuary (very easy thru paypal)with the intention that it be for best highest purpose of all of us, Peace, Light n Love, everyone, Karen
Xx Thank You Mary For All Your Service To The Animals Xx
June 6, 2011, 9:32 pm
thanks Sheila for posting and reposting
Come on guys! lets act like the family we are
We're all good at sending out love,light and healing and seeing great results!
It doesnt take long to email the adds Sheila has supplied or make a call..
lets dig deep if we can and make some financial contribution howevr small ..
It all mounts up..lots of ''littles'' mean a lot and make a lot!
if nothing else,plese say a prayer or light a candle
lets improve things for mary and her beautiful furry angels XX
June 6, 2011, 8:18 pm
I have posted your letter on my wordpress blog and an amazing online community have responded. They are rallying round .. want to help her set up a website , donations etc .. as well as a huge petition.
It was truly heart-warming to see such a response.
I have put them in contact with Mary.
Thank you so much for doing this Sheila.
Cindy, the UK number ... I will give them a call however as it is in Ireland they will proabaly not be able to deal with it.
They may be able to give me a number to call for Ireland though.
June 6, 2011, 7:56 pm
It breaks my heart to hear about this.
I did send emails to the addresses you enclosed, and I contacted PETA US and UK. PETA UK sent back a reply with a phone number "please call RSPCA as soon as possible on 0300 1234 999 to report abuse". I'm in the US, anyone in the UK who could call?
Thank you Sheila for helping Mary with this.
Sending love and light,