Praise for locals who helped rescue injured donkey in Limerick

first_imgWhatsApp NewsLocal NewsPraise for locals who helped rescue injured donkey in LimerickBy Editor – December 19, 2017 3062 Linkedin Advertisement Donkey born during lockdown at The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland has been named ‘Lockie’ Animal act ban didn’t prevent circus visit to Limerick Print ISPCA appeal for information to ‘horrific’ horse attack in County Limerick Facebook The donkey that was rescued from open ground in the Southill area of Limerick City.The ISPCA has extended its thanks to people in Southill who helped capture a donkey that was suffering from severe injuries from a collar embedded in its head.ISPCA Inspector Emma Carroll was investigating a report to the National Animal Cruelty Helpline when she found the donkey in the Southill area with a rope head collar severely embedded in its nose, chin and poll area.“The smell of infection from the donkey’s face was so overpowering and he was visibly distressed. I immediately called for help and the donkey was removed into the care of the ISPCA Equine Rescue Centre where he received urgent veterinary treatment before being transported to the Donkey Sanctuary,” Inspector Carroll recalled.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Unfortunately the donkey was not microchipped and the ISPCA is appealing to the public for information in relation to the its origin.The donkey that was rescued from open ground in the Southill area of Limerick City.Inspector Carroll added: “This is an injury caused by sheer neglect, lack of observation and care on an owner’s behalf. There is absolutely no excuse for the pain and suffering caused to this defenceless animal.  It is paramount owners check the welfare of their animals daily. It is also a stark reminder why rope should never be used to make head-collars as they can cause horrific injuries”.“The ISPCA would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Donkey Sanctuary and the local people in Southill who helped catch the donkey.“If you suspect an animal is being cruelly treated, neglected or abused, or if you see something suspicious, please contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline in confidence on 1890 515 515 or report online. In case of an emergency, contact your local Gardaí” Inspector Carroll advised.See more local news here Previous articleBusiness development support for four Limerick food companiesNext articleSimon will benefit from Limerick Women’s Christmas event Editor Woman taped dogs mouth shut as she didn’t have a muzzle ISPCA tips to keep your pets safe in hot weather Twitter Email TAGSdonkeyDonkey SanctuaryembeddedEmma CarrollISPCAISPCA Equine Rescue Centrelimerickneglectrope head collarSouthill RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

VA history project reunites buddies

first_imgAnd when the grandkids care, that interview James is doing now will become one of the most precious things in their lives. James has conducted 45 interviews with local vets so far. She doesn’t get paid. She’s strictly a volunteer, as are most of the people who work in this office. Truth is, James says, she’d probably pay the VA for the privilege. “I go home at night feeling great,” she said Wednesday. “I’m spending the day meeting some of the most incredible people in this country’s history.” Not an Eisenhower, Marshall or MacArthur. No, guys like Marine Sgt. Sam Cordova. Sam says the thing he remembers most from those freezing nights in Korea 54 years ago, as he lay in a bunker and wondered when the next attack would come, was Red Goulding passing around his rosary beads. A little prayer never hurt, Red would say. Give it a try. And the eight other guys in that bunker with Red did just that. “The last time I saw him was at Treasure Island after we got back to the States,” Sam said Wednesday. “He leaned out a bus window and said, `Goodbye, Sam.’ I looked up at him and said, `Goodbye, Red.’ “For 13 months we had been best buddies, watching each other’s back. Then he was gone. That was the last time I saw him.” Becky turned off the camera to let Sam gather his thoughts. Then she started working at her computer. She had names, dates and unit designations. If Red Goulding was still alive, she knew she could find him – and she did. “Why don’t you give him a call?” Becky said, handing a stunned Sam Cordova a Georgia telephone number. “Now?” Sam asked. “You’ve been waiting 54 years, Sam,” she said. “Sure, now.” Becky turned the camera back on as Sam dialed the number. “Red?” he said. “Is that you?” “Sam?” Red asked. Fifty-four years later, Goulding still remembered his buddy’s voice. With tears rolling down her cheeks, Becky James kept the camera rolling – recording a poignant, important piece of history for the Library of Congress and Sam Cordova’s grandchildren. This June, Red Goulding, a retired priest, is coming out to California to visit his old war buddy, Sam Cordova, a retired attorney. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. [email protected] (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There comes a time in every interview when the old vets pause and ask Becky James to please turn off the camera for a second. Maybe it’s to wipe away a tear, gather their thoughts, or try to bring back the face and name of a buddy who didn’t make it home from World War II or Korea. Whatever it is, James, an Air Force veteran, complies. She’s in no rush. The men and women who served this country in time of war have come to this volunteer office at the Sepulveda VA in North Hills to tell their stories for posterity. It has taken a lot of courage to stir up the memories from 50, 60 years ago. James can give them a few more minutes. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe Veterans History Project, now going on at all Veterans Affairs facilities in the country, may be one of the most important, most worthwhile programs Congress has enacted because it gives a face and a heart to some of the greatest and worst times in the history of the United States. The war stories are not told through any filters – not the generals and politicians doing the talking. The privates, corporals and sergeants are talking. The GIs on patrol, the Marines hitting the beach and the Army nurses washing the blood off MASH operating-room floors. A DVD and cassette tape of each one’s wartime experiences will end up in the Library of Congress. Another will go home with the veterans for their families – and to leave behind for their grandkids. They might not care now what Grandpa or Grandma did in the war, but they will one day, James says. last_img