Sanctuaries

Read more about the incredible sanctuaries we donate to

Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare

This sanctuary is devoted to caring for ex-racing greyhounds and finding them new homes. If for whatever reason a hound is struggling to be re-homed, they will always have a place at the sanctuary. They rely entirely on donations from their fantastic supporters and members of the public. 

We adopted our very own sweet Dionne from Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare and often take her back to visit kennel manager, Carol, who is always thrilled to see Dionne (who she knew as Gail!). Carol is the heart of the kennels, surrounded by long term supporters who all keep in touch over Facebook. Anything the hounds need everyone is happy to chip in and help, it truly is so heart warming!

You can read more about Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare on their website here

Bird Aid

Bird aid specialises in the rehabilitation of gulls.

Bird Aid was founded by Julia and wouldn't be possible without the dedicated team. 

They work with the local community offering volunteering opportunities to learning disabled and autistic adults. Gulls are not catered for in many places because of the space and money needed to look after them. They give the birds the best facilities and care which comes at a huge monetary cost. 

You can read more about Bird Aid on their website here


Beneath The Wood Sanctuary

Founded in 2009 by the very inspiring Sasha Bennett, Beneath The Wood is now home to over one hundred pigs and other animals. In early 2019 they undertook an epic rescue as part of a high-profile case that rescued fifty three pigs from truly horrifying conditions. 

Some names of the fifty three pigs are: Faith, Hope, Pumpkin, Rainbow, Spottie, Veevee, Herbie, Daisy Lea and Jess.

The cost of caring and feeding so many animals with special requirements is a huge challenge and relies entirely on donations. It costs almost £5000 a month to feed the pigs! 

You can read more about Beneath The Wood on their website here

 

Cecil’s Horse Sanctuary

Cecil's aims to relieve the suffering of horses and ponies, who may be old, neglected, abandoned or otherwise, in need of care and attention. Many of the residents go to them with physical and/or mental health problems – some requiring special diets or ongoing medical treatment.

The ponies live together in herds and spend the day with their friends eating, sleeping, drinking and playing. They are fed, watered, cared for and loved in a forever home by founder Julie and the volunteers. The sanctuary relies entirely on donations, events, open days and the hard work of the team. 

You can read more about Cecil's Horse Sanctuary on their website here

 

The Retreat Animal Rescue Sanctuary 

Founded in 1989 by the amazing Billy Thompson, The Retreat is either a forever home or a second chance to over 1250 animals and has saved 20,000+ animals since it opened! 

You can read more about The Retreat Animal Rescue Sanctuary on their website here

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