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Ryan and Gary in their new Home

Also this weekend we rehomed Garry and Ryan. You may remember Ryan, he came to us as an orphaned Canadian gosling last spring. When his mother left her nest with her brood, Ryan misjudged the jump and fell over a wall and became separated. We took him...

Four Ducks Homed

Four of these ducks went to an amazing new home over the weekend, they now live with other ducks who photobombed this shot!! They also now live with some chickens! Three of the ducks were given up as pets a few months ago, we'll miss the...

Bertie Homed

Bertie an Anglo Nubian goat we rescued last year, has now been homed. Bertie is now at a great home near Buxton, where he'll live with Colin another goat, he'll enjoy lush grassland and an amazing view of the valley! He was introduced to his new buddy...

Field Maintenance

Running the sanctuary requires many different skill sets. These skills aren't just limited to caring for the many types of animals we rescue, we need to administer the charity, fund raise and there's also lots and lots of maintenance and repair activities to keep on...

Mr Kune Kune Pig

Meet, well, he's only been with us a few hours so we are still considering a suitable name, could it be Coconut or should it be Desmond, what do you think? Anyway Mr. Kune Kune pig was found wandering around a housing estate, made his way...

Christmas Open Day

Thank you everyone who contributed in anyway making our Christmas Open Day a great success, raising £2,800 towards our running costs, to help keep us rescuing needy animals. A massive thank you to everyone involved, the volunteers who have spent weeks planning and preparing for the...

Maisy Moo Brew

A few years ago Marlpool Brewery launched Blind Boris, a dark mild real ale named after our very own Boris Bull. This weekend Marlpool brewery launched Maisy Moo, a golden real ale, named after Boris's girlfriend, the beautiful Maisy Moo. We popped along for a pint (for research...

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...