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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 […]

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 […]

Epic Hedgehog Rescue

10 Jul 2011

We don’t go out to rescue trapped animals, with working full time whilst running the sanctuary, we struggle to cope with that let alone going out rescuing even more creatures. Today though we could not say no when a couple turned up telling us about a hedgehog, that had been trapped for at least two […]

Baby Tawny Owl

30 Jun 2011

This beautiful tawny owl chick came to us three weeks ago. She was found at the base of a tree and was on the brink of death. She could not even stand, she was very weak and dehydrated. We started by warming her up in an incubator, then after a few hours and warm, we had to […]

Baby Hoglets

08 Jun 2011

Springtime brings all manner of baby animals to our door to be hand reared and hedgehogs are no exception. This little one is one of three being hand reared on milk formula at the moment, in a couple of weeks or so well start to wean off milk onto meat. This time of year is really hard […]

Meet Percy Pig

04 Jun 2011

Meet our latest Piggy recruit. Percy was originally an RSPCA case. Percy was found very thin and in poor health, his brother was also very ill and another boar was lying on the ground where he had died. Unfortunately Percy’s brother could not be saved but Percy was seized by the RSPCA and moved to a home where he could […]

Hedgehog with Balloon Syndrome

01 May 2011

This poor guy came to us all blown up like a puffer fish. This condition is quite rare, we have only experienced it once before, many years ago, it’s called balloon syndrome due to the hedgehog inflating like a balloon. This condition is the symptom of something more serious, such as respiratory tract damage or […]

Duckling Rescued

17 Apr 2011

She’s so sweet,  how could we not take on this little girl! This little duckling was brought in by a cat, fortunately the owner retrieved her from the jaws and took the duckling to a vets before later bring her to us. Cats mouths are very infectious so it’s lucky that this duckling got away with minor […]