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Let us get straight to the point of this URGENT appeal: your help is needed now! We have nowhere else to turn.

In Israel, a haven for abused horses and donkeys is being forced to close. Innocent lives are in danger because they are being evicted from their sanctuary. The animals have been safe and loved at the Starting Over shelter in Kefar Yona, an area north of Tel Aviv. Almost all the animals were rescued from trouble spots - many from areas on the turbulent West Bank.

In certain areas, donkey abuse is routine. Donkeys and horses are used as transport but given only the most rudimentary care. They are semi-starved, whipped, beaten and forced to work until they drop. When they get sick or old, they are often abandoned.

Sharon Cohen, who founded Starting Over, gets pleas for help from all over Israel and rescues every donkey and horse she can. They arrive at the sanctuary terrified and near-death. It takes time and love, but they recover. Now, they face an uncertain future again.

She explained that the landlord has ended the lease and all the animals must be transported to a new home. If that does not happen, they could be returned to a horrible fate.

These creatures have already known lives of horror. We can’t let it happen again!


Help us to take action by donating today!

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The thought of them being tormented again is so bitterly unjust that we have promised that, with your support, we will help pay for transport to a new sanctuary. Please help the donkeys of Israel find happiness and safety together in a new home.

Animals like Princess, an adorable little donkey…

Princess was only a few days old when she was separated from her mother, brutally tied up with ropes around her legs and neck and left to starve.

These next few words are hard to write because they are so ghastly: cruel children did this for a “joke” and then left the baby to die. Starting Over rescued her.

Princess was found shivering from the cold, injured and crying for her mother’s milk.


Help us to take action by donating today!

Donate today

That must make you feel so sad, but the good is that we helped rescue Princess and have promised to do our best to raise the money to move the donkeys to a new home. We need your help to do it.

Please, if you possibly can, donate what you can today and know that in a small way you have made lives better for creatures that, without you, have very little hope.

For the animals,


Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!)
Founders Network for Animals

P.S. Princess and her friends have learned to love humans again. Please help us show them that their love and trust is warranted. Please donate right now so we can get these poor creatures to a new sanctuary.

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