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Meet Bertie, the not so ‘Micro-Pig’

19 Dec 2010

When we first saw a breeder sell so called micro-pigs on the news, we just knew what would be coming our way. There is no such thing as a micr0-pig.  Pigs are generally quite large and very, very powerful animals, a micro pig is a smaller version, but certainly not small or micro as many breeders claim.

Christmas at the Sanctuary – Thank you for your support

01 Dec 2010

Despite the snow, the sub zero temperatures  and black ice, we had a successful Christmas Open Day with around 150 visitors during the day. We took made just over £1,000, despite the weather. Our open days are a vital source of funding for us. This time of year our bills escalates as the animals need far more bedding to […]

Swan and wild Duck Released

14 Nov 2010

We work very hard from 5am until 11pm, 7 days a week, so that we can rescue and care for so many animals and hold down a full time job. This time of year can get very depressing with the cold, wet weather and dark mornings and nights and the relentless phone calls and animals needing […]

Keep an eye out for Hogs

13 Nov 2010

At this time of year the small and sick hedgehogs start to come in to us on an almost daily basis, many hogs that are too small to hibernate through the winter.

Chicken Keeping Course 28th Nov

10 Nov 2010

Many people are completely new to chicken keeping or want to know more about looking after the ex-bats we rescue.  We have teamed up with a great new company called Hens for Pets who will be running a course in Kimberley on Sunday 28th Nov.  The course will run for approximately half a day and […]

Sponsored bike ride [updated]

06 Nov 2010

Updated 6 Nov 2010: We completed the sponsored bike ride in the planned time of 17 days. Fortunately we didn’t have any punctures or any other mechanical problems along the way. Ian’s navigating was surprisingly ok and he only got us lost a couple of times. The weather was pretty good with only a couple […]

100 – Battery Hens Rescue

05 Nov 2010

Tomorrow we are rescuing another 100 ex-battery hens,this is part of 3000 that are being saved from being sent to slaughter for pet food. If you are on our waiting list, please be patient, it does take time to home check.

Chinchilla on the mend

01 Nov 2010

We have to deal with unwanted pets coming to us on an almost daily basis.  We can only cope with so many and so it is very  hard  for us when we have to say no, far too often. These pets are given up for many reasons, some genuine but increasingly many more are given up […]