Founders Blog

A Blind cat, a pregnant dog and piglets need rescuing.

One week into the New Year. Has it been quiet? No, it has been incredibly busy. Those who didn’t manage to part with unwanted pets before Christmas are now clamouring to get rid of them now! I do not recall it ever being this busy so soon after Christmas One of our...

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Abby needs the Vet

Abby, one of our big horses has been lame and  off her food, this is most unlike greedy Abby so it was clear to us that she was in great pain. A visit from the local vet   confirmed that she had an abscess and with antibiotics and a hot poultice, she is already much...

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Goodbye 2017

Dec 22nd:  Christmas is almost here and the past 4 weeks have been as exhausting as usual with so many people wanting to offload their unwanted pets before the holiday.Answering the telephone and dealing with so many of these depressing calls requires regular breaks...

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Basil waiting for dinner in the Conservatory.

Our ‘Oldies’ cat room in the conservatory is never empty, though for once we have no really elderly cats on site so the room has provided shelter for a few cats which we felt would do better in that environment sooner than the normal cattery pens. Basil, a big...

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A Facebook Appeal is Successsful.

Recently I heard about a 30 years old pony in need of rescuing and the story behind it touched my heart.   We only have a small Equine sanctuary here and we are currently full; we can cope with 30 horses and ponies maximum as we have to think of the staffing situation...

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Donations of catfood arrive.

I always know when Christmas is not far away because the telephone suddenly  becomes five  times as busy, as do the number of people wanting to get rid of their pets.The second week of November is usually the beginning of this sad time for animals ,but this year it...

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Problems with No electricity.

11th October: Cold, wet and windy, thank goodness  our new waterproofs have arrived. The staff have all been getting soaked through to the skin, especially those walking the dogs or working  with the horses. It is so hard to find waterproofs which really are  what...

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Twiglet is back

Yes yes yes, we have Twiglet back. She is so pleased to be back here and has hardly stopped purring. Unfortunately, the collar she had on at the time she went missing, had stretched and she had managed to get her front leg through it which has caused a nasty sore to...

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A horse, a piglet and lots of kittens.

1st September. This week saw the arrival of handsome 17 hands Palomino Django. We were alerted to his plight by  a concerned person who kept her own horse at the same stables. Due to either bad handling or mistreatment Django’s training as a youngster resulted in him...

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An injured Fox.

Thursday 10th August. This morning member of staff Vanessa turned up with an injured fox cub  she found dragging himself along the road by his front legs. He was unable to walk or stand and kept falling over to one side, so   he went straight to the Vet for an...

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