Brinsley Animal Rescue

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Heron

We don't take Herons in very often, when we do they have usually come on the wrong side of man. Often they have been been shot with air rifles, swallowed plastic or tangled up with fishing wire. This chappie though is a bit of a...

Pearl and Gem Arrive

Meet Pearl and Gem, mother and daughter Dartmoor Ponies and absolute sweeties, who arrived at the rescue last week. They soon got accepted into the rest of the herd in the field, these beautiful girls are inseparable and adorable. ...

Buddy Arrives at the Rescue

Meet Buddy This old boy Kune Kune piggy is now Kiwi's boyfriend, they have met and so far it's looking good, could it be love? Pigs are highly sociable creatures and like many other pets, should not be kept on their own and so he is a...

Hedeghogs Released

In recent weeks we had been releasing hedgehogs but then due to unseasonably hot weather with no rainfall we stopped again! One of our hibernating hedgehogs also only woke up last week and even then needed a little encouragement to venture out of a very...

Laddie Rehomed

It might be the bank holiday for most but it's been non stop at the rescue. Yesterday we found a forever home for our beautiful 'Laddie'. He's a Dartmoor pony that has been with us for 2 years. In that time he's learnt a lot. He...

Rescued Goats Arrive

Meet these four beautiful girls who have just arrived at the rescue and are looking for life-long loving homes.   These group of two pairs of female girls were kept to be used for milking, to produce cheese, we though are looking for permanent homes, where they...

Replacement Stable Block

You may have noticed that we are not hosting a Spring Open Day this years, we are thou hosting a fundraiser at Brinsley Community Centre on 2 June. Our next open day at the Sanctuary is not until 8 September, this is due to a...

Piggies Rehomed

So far this year we are having greater success in rehoming piggies, sadly the calls to take them in, is remains relentless and far outweighs those we home. This weekend we said goodbye to the three boys that only arrived in February. As you can see...

Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits

Rabbits, rabbit, rabbits!!!!! The situation with unwanted rabbits isn't getting any better, this week we have had separate calls to take in 26, yes 26 in a week! Of these, we have managed to take 10 in today, sadly we don't have room for the other...

Billy finds a New Home

This weekend we rehomed our little Billy who first came to us in 2011, when he arrived with Smartie. Back then they were both very nervous boys, a result of neglect and mistreatment from a former home. Billy, a miniature Shetland pony is now full of...

Three Little Piggies

The relentless calls to take on pigs never eases. Lukilly for this trio we had space created by rehoming others. These three brothers are three years old, all castrated and super friendly, now looking for a forever home. Pigs do make amazing and rewarding pets, as long...

Patsy and Angel Homed

Today Patsy and Angel, two of our female goats went to a new home to live with a male. Angel was originally a stray, Patsy an unwanted pet, they have been together now for three years. We’ll miss this lovely pair, however we are very grateful for...