Fermanagh animal sanctuary ‘full to capacity’

A LEADING animal welfare group in Fermanagh has said they’re on the brink of a major crisis after they were ‘inundated with kittens’ being abandoned throughout the county. Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary was called to Lisnaskea to provide life-saving care and attention to three kittens that were left abandoned behind a coal bunker in the town. A […]

Pets and animals at risk in Fermanagh

PET owners in Fermanagh are fearing there may be a ‘serious crisis’ ahead following news that there is a shortage of animal medicines available in the North. As previously reported by the Fermanagh Herald, concerns were raised following the agreement of the Windsor Framework that the new regulations could have a major impact on the availability of […]

Fermanagh dog Ollie’s back on the road to recovery

THE shocking tale of an emaciated dog broke people’s hearts last month, but it looks like there will be a happy ending to the story. Fermanagh Herald readers were left heartbroken after Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary revealed the alarming pictures of ‘Ollie’ who had been severely neglected. The Ballinamallard-based organisation launched an online fundraiser to support the ‘round-the-clock care’ needed to […]

Shock after severely neglected dog found in Fermanagh

THE Fermanagh community was shocked and saddened after Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary revealed the ‘totally heartbreaking’ and harrowing pictures of a dog which has been severely neglected in the county. The Ballinamallard-based organisation recently launched an online fundraiser to support the ‘around the clock care’ and medical costs to nurse the neglected dog, named ‘Ollie’, […]

COLUMN: Feeding the birds

Standing at the living room window on Saturday morning, Anna and I watched the Blue Tit flit in and out of the bird box on the tree. It moved almost too quickly for the eye to follow, parachuting to the ground and then surging up again, as if checking the distance of the fall. We […]

Puppies for Palestine appeal

Springador puppies are for sale in Derrylin with all proceeds going to UNICEF for medical aid in Palestine. Ray McManus came up with the idea after seeing the coverage of the devastation on television. “Every time you turned on the TV there was hospitals closing down and they were running short of medical supplies. “I seen […]

Council to lead investigation into fatal dog poisoning

THE Council’s Animal Welfare department is set to lead an ‘investigation’ into the suspicious circumstances where a dog was killed in a fatal poisoning incident in Brookeborough. In last week’s issue, the Herald spoke to Fermanagh couple Ethen and Emma Armstrong who were left devastated after their much loved dog ‘Bono’ died after ingesting rat poison at […]

Couple shattered after pet dog dies from poisoning

A FERMANAGH couple has been left ‘terrified’ after one of their pet Labradors died and another was left fighting for its life after they appeared to ingest rat poison at their home. In mid-December, couple Ethen and Emma Armstrong moved to a new house in Brookeborough, with their much-loved dogs, ‘Bono’ and ‘Shadow’. Just three weeks in […]

Fluffy new addition to St Kevin’s College staff

ST KEVIN’S College Lisnaskea welcomes Pluto, a new therapy dog! St Kevin’s College Lisnaskea has announced it’s latest furry addition to the staff – Pluto, a bushy-tailed black labradoodle specially trained thanks to Assistance Dogs NI. Pluto will serve as a therapy dog to help students with their mental, physical, social, and emotional functioning. Therapy Dogs, such as […]

Harriers keep up annual tradition

THE FERMANAGH Harriers kept up with tradition again this year with its annual Boxing Day hunt. Setting off at 12 noon on Tuesday, St Stephen’s Day, the scores of riders of all ages, with hounds in tow, gathered in Enniskillen town centre and made their way through the town and out the Lough Shore Road. To […]