Founders Blog

A Great Mother cat.

1st May After 2 years absence from my garden ,I was delighted to observe four goldfinches on one of the seed feeders. They add a very welcome splash of colour at this time of year. Currently the feeders are being emptied at an alarming speed by the nesting rooks which...

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The Aftermath of Storm Emma

!3th April: Hello again. I have had a much needed and welcome  extended 6 weeks holiday and  I am now back in work and shocked to hear of all the devastation which occurred here during Storm Emma.  Those of you on Facebook may already have seen the photos of some of...

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Freddy finds a home

11th February: This week we lost one of our permanent Equine residents. Dear Moko was in his late twenties and the culmination of  several health issues resulted in having to make that last difficult decision to let him go. As we always do, we allowed his companions...

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Abandoned in the rain.

  7.30am, it was dark , cold  and heavy rain was lashing down when Vanessa, the first of the staff arrived to work on Monday morning. The first thing seen  in the headlights of her car  as she turned into the path leading to the shelter entrance, was a small plastic...

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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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