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Over 70 Donkeys To Be Put Down If Donegal Sanctuary Closes

By clodagh

May 9, 2017 at 2:40pm

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Over 70 donkeys could have to be put down if a Donegal sanctuary does not raise additional funding.

Donegal Donkey Sanctuary in Raphoe is facing closure due to financial pressures and this week warned that they need to raise €25,000 to keep the facility open.

If this happens, this means that more than 70 donkeys will have to be put down, according to the Irish Times.

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The centre has been open for over 10 years and has rehomed over 600 donkeys in that time.

However, a spokesperson for the centre said that increasing administration and running costs have resulted in the centre struggling to make ends meet. 

The sanctuary has set up a Go Fund Me page with the hopes of reaching their target of €25,000, which they hope will save the facility and the donkeys.

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