Archive for March, 2012

Chicken Keeping courses April 1st 2012

29 Mar 2012

On Sunday 1st April Hens for Pets will be running 2 chicken keeping courses here at the rescue centre.  There is a morning course and an afternoon course.  It you are relatively new to hen keeping or are thinking about keeping hens then this is an ideal course for you. We still have a few […]

Mary the Ewe

25 Mar 2012

This weekend has been quite busy, we rehomed two Pygmy Goats, unfortunately though two sheep came in. This poor girl is Mary, her owners made contact the day they were moving house, desperately needing a home for poor Mary. Although we were reluctant to take on any more sheep, as we now have 2 rams and 6 ewes, how […]

Brinsley Primary School `Rock for Rocky’

08 Mar 2012

Last year Brinsley Primary School kindly offered to help our charity and sponsor Rocky, the Kune Kune (pronounced Kunie) pig. The cildren now hold regular fundraising events to help us pay for Rocky’s upkeep. Today we were kindly presented with a cheque for £185 by the school, the children raised money by holding a Rocking for Rocky school disco. One of […]

Bank Holiday Monday 9 April – Spring at The Rescue

06 Mar 2012

Our wild life hospital is well advanced, however we need more fund to kit it out and allow it to open. We have therefore decided to hold a specific fundraising event. Can you join us? Help us raise   funds for our wildlife hospital; The event at the Sanctuary includes; Meet the rescued animals Refurbishments Food Cakes […]

Hedgehog with `Balloon Syndrome’

05 Mar 2012

This guy came to us today, the member of the public who brought him said, ” I have a huge hedgehog for you”. We soon diagnosed balloon syndrome which, left untreated is almost always fatal. The hedgehogs literally inflate, as air or gas is trapped under their skin, they inflate so much that they end […]

Pigeon with Broken Leg

03 Mar 2012

This poor chap came to us with a broken leg, depending on where the break is, determines the treatment we administer. This chappie has a break quite high up and so he’s in sling to support his weight. He’s quite happy in this position, he can easily feed and drink. In a matter of a couple more […]

Local MP Pays a Visit

02 Mar 2012

Gloria De-Piero MP for Ashfield paid a visit to the sanctuary today.  I think she was a bit overwhelmed by Boris the bull who was wandering around but he loved the attention.  She saw the progress of the wildlife hospital and had a look at some of the animals we are currently caring for.   […]