Brinsley Animal Rescue

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Colin Moves On

This weekend we took Colin to his new, life-long home. We originally took in Colin in August this year, he was reported to have been a stray. He wasn't castrated, so we needed to sort that out, to get him ready for rehoming. Male pigs need to...

Duck Release

Early yesterday morning before the rest of the world was up we did a quick duck release. This handsome boy has been with us a few weeks and really couldn't wait to see the back of us. We can never tell a wild animal why...

Meet Dexter

Meet Dexter our retired Ram. This old boy had “served his purpose” as a breeding Ram and was no longer required, he was due to be killed. Dexter initially went to another rescue before coming to us a few weeks ago. He is very large and quite...

Another Busy Day

It's been another truly long day with a production line of 5 castrates to do now we are having cold weather. With many of the animals here we have to wait for the colder weather to carry out these necessary ops due to the risk...

Four Foxes Released

You may remember that back in May we rescued 4 fox cubs. They had been found cuddling their dead mother. Had they not been found, they would have certainly perished. The great news it that these four siblings have been successfully hand reared by us and...

Bertie Arrives

Meet Bertie, the new goat recruit. Berie is only a year old, he's a Nubian castrated young man and looking for a life-long home where he can live with other goats. We have three goats looking for life-long homes. ...

Arabella and Harold Homed

This weekend we said goodbye to two lovely goats Arabella and Harold, they went to a new home living with other goats as pets. Arabella was an unwanted pet, Harold had been dumped in a farmers field. You may remember from an earlier post, Harold came...

Bob and Brenda Rehomed

Our volunteers have mixed feelings saying goodbye to Bob and Brenda, two geese that have been with us to seven years now. Geese make great guard dogs, they are territorial and if you're a stranger, beware of the loud honks and ankle nipping! Generally people are...

Mavis and Eric Rehomed

Today we took Mavis and Eric to a great new home where they now live as pet sheep, with other sheep. Mavis and Eric first came to us as unwanted pets, we have since provided them with sanctuary. By rehoming allows us to create space for...

Henry and Dixie Rehomed

Henry and Dixie have only been with us for a couple of months, however they have thankfully already been rehomed.   This young couple now have a home in a massive open field, with five companion pigs, three of which have come from us in the past,...

Kiwi Arrives at the Rescue

Recently we took a call to take in this amazingly affectionate Kune Kune pig, who we now call Kiwi, when her partner had to be ethanised. Initially we had to say no, as we have to all too often, we can only take animals in...

Rescue Stray Pig

Meet Colin, a rescued stray pig. Unfortunately we get inundated with calls to take on unwanted pets, pigs are no exception to this, sadly we have to many away away every week, we can only take them more in when we have space, space created when...