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57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 11 August 2012

Anne Marie McAleese presents a special animal themed programme looking back on stories from the last year. Contact the team with your story and event at ypam@bbc.co.uk.

  • Nut House Hen Hotel

    Nut House Hen Hotel

    "Saving one hen won't change the world, but it will change the world for that one hen", that's the motto of Barbara Mladeck who has been rescuing hens from all round the country for the last year. Anne-Marie rolled up to The Nut House Hen Hotel near Moira, Co. Antrim to meet Barbara and her feathered friend, Cruella to find out all about the charity.

    Nut House Hen Hotel
  • Cow Make Over!

    Cow Make Over!

    It's not just us humans who need to scrub up from time to time, with our farm yard friends, the Cows entering agricultural 'pagents' for a coveted Rosette. Garvagh man Stephen O'Kane helps farmers get their stock looking their best to compete and Anne-Marie dropped in to see just how you give a cow, a make-over.

  • Castle Espie Bird Box

    Castle Espie Bird Box

    Castle Espie in County Down is a sanctury for many types of birds, including the largest collection of ducks, geese and swans on the island! So it's no surprise there's a resident bird woman to look after them and Anne-Marie met Dot Blakely back in April to find out more.

    Castle Espie (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust)
  • The Donkey Sanctuary

    The Donkey Sanctuary

    Up to 100 donkeys reside at The Donkey Sanctuary between Newtownstewart and Strabane, Co. Tyrone. Rescued by welfare officers after being abandoned, neglected and usually left in a bad state, these donkeys get to start a new life thanks to the likes of Marie McCormack and Allen Andrews.

    The Donkey Sanctuary
  • Yellowhammers in Ards

    Yellowhammers in Ards

    The RSPB and farmers on the Ards Peninsula, County Down have come together
    to save birds from dying out such as the Yellowhammers.
    Through a special scheme these yellow coloured birds are back from the brink and Michael Calvert tells Anne-Marie just how they've made their home on his 200 year old farmstead.

    RSPB - Yellowhammer
  • Equine Assisted Learning Centre

    Equine Assisted Learning Centre

    The Equine Assisted Learning Centre near Richill aims to help disadvantaged young people in the Armagh area. Anne-Marie visits the centre where expert Lesley Harvey from In Touch Equestrian explains how horses can help us all.

    In Touch Equestrian
  • Rescue Dogs

    Rescue Dogs

    For 40 years Neil Powell has trained dogs to rescue people in disaster areas all around the world. And in dedication to those dogs who've done so much, Neil has written a book about their unique experiences.

    Neil Powell


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