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4 Little Piggies Don’t go to Market!

10 Nov 2011

Micro-pigs were all the rage a year or so ago, now the novelty has worn off, people have realised that these intelligent, clean, highly sociable animals need love and attention and if not given that attention, can soon become destructive, not to mention grow much larger than the cute adverts imply. Consequently interest in their long-term welfare […]

Shaunie our Lucky Resident Lamb

30 Oct 2011

This is our special little boy,  Shaunie, born with a deformed rear leg. Although Shaunie has half of his rear right leg missing from birth, he is a very capable ram and his birth defect has saved his life. Shaunie is this years lamb, but when it came to sending the lambs to market, he was […]

Rescued – Another 2 Wild Dartmoor Ponies Destined for Slaughter

24 Oct 2011

Each year hundreds of Dartmoor ponies are sent for slaughter, either fed to lions and tigers in zoos or turned into pet food. Even though they are rarer than the great giant panda, they are sent to market in their hundreds and sold for only a few pounds, to the only buyers, the meat traders. Each year we work […]

Foxes go to their release pen

22 Oct 2011

  Today was a big day for 2 little foxes we have hand reared.  One of the foxes came in with awful mange and had ongoing treatment for 9 weeks!  We have really struggled to find a suitable site for these foxes be released at.  Other sanctuaries are also having difficulty finding suitable sites.  Thanks […]

More Dartmoors find a new home

04 Oct 2011

Back in March we took in 3 more Dartmoor ponies that were destined for slaughter.  Today Henry and Jerry (also known as Splash and Bubbles) found a fabulous home.  They have gone to live with an older gelding called ‘Alfie’ who had already met and befriended the boys.  Their new owner has also handled and […]

VOTE FOR US – And we could win £1,500 to £5,000

19 Sep 2011

Animal Friends Insurance provide insurance for pets. they have set themselves an amazing challenge of raising £1million by the end of 2012.  So far they have raised £450,000. Each month they chose 4 animal charities, each will recive at least £1,500 if the get at least 100 votes, second place gets £3,500 and first £5,000. […]

Summer Open Day Success

16 Aug 2011

On Sunday we held our annual summer open day and what a great success it was. We saw over 1,000 visitors come through the gates of the sanctuary, normally closed to the public. On the day we raised £4,000 vital funds needed to keep our voluntary charity running. Although the doors officially opened at 11am, there was a steady queue forming by 10:30 and people were […]

175 Ex-Battery Hens Rescued

26 Jul 2011

In the past couple of weeks we have rescued another 175 battery hens, this includes 100 from Wales, in collaboration with the British Hen Welfare Trust. Battery hens, just like free range hens, are sent for slaughter at around 18 months old, they are replaced with younger hens to keep farms’ egg production rates high. The 175 […]

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