Support Michael running the Richmond Half Marathon

Hi Everyone, please support Michael Matier in his active bid to raise much needed funding for the Mid-Antrim Animal Sanctuary! Each and every resident appreciates his efforts – we hope you will, too! Thank you, MICHAEL!

You can help Michael raise money for this great cause by donating directly to his fundraising page –

JustGiving sends your donation straight to Mid-Antrim Animal Sanctuary and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.

Thank you for your support!

Open Day Thanks!


A huge thank you to all who came along last Saturday and supported our Open Day – the day was a fantastic success and all the money raised – just over £2000.00 – goes directly into supporting the work of the Sanctuary. Thanks also for the ‘On-the-Day’ donations, and as always, our residents thoroughly enjoyed their gifts of treats and toys!

A thanks also to all those who give up their time, year on year, to come along and help out while donating items for all our stalls – it’s all very much appreciated.


Just a note to let everyone know that we will be holding our annual Open Day and Motorcycle ride out on the 17 and 18 August.
On the 17th there will be entertainment for the kids which will include a magic show, a craft workshop making animal sculptures from junk, face painting, fairground attractions and the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car will be there to view. There will be a dog show, which as usual will have a wide variety of categories, including fancy dress and ending with the best in show. Light refreshments will be served alongside a number of stalls cakes, bric-a-brac, jewellery, merchandise and much more. This event is part funded by Antrim Borough Council.

On Sunday the 18th we will host the annual motorcycle ride out alongside the Quay Vipers Motorcycle Club. The bikes will leave Carrickfergus harbour car park at 1pm, and there will be entertainment should anyone wish to turn up early, with the ride out covering a new route and finishing at the Sanctuary premises where there will be entertainment and refreshments. Carolyn Stewart, one of our patrons, will be there in Carrick to support the event and our work.
We look forward to seeing you all there!