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We hope you will spend some time looking at our site. If there is any animal you feel you could adopt, please call us first to discuss your interest. Thank you for visiting.
DID YOU KNOW ALL OUR CATS AND KITTENS HAVE BEEN BLOOD TESTED AND ARE NEGATIVE FOR DISEASES FIV AND FELV?
For more information on this please see the link below;-
WE CAN ONLY CONTINUE TO HELP AND CARE FOR UNWANTED AND ABANDONED ANIMALS WITH YOUR SUPPORT, WHETHER THAT IS VOLUNTEERING AT OUR SANCTUARY OR CHARITY SHOP , GIVING US DONATIONS OR LEAVING US A GIFT IN YOUR WILL. YOU CAN ALSO HELP US AT OUR VARIOUS FUNDRAISING EVENTS, COULD YOU SPARE AN HOUR OR SO TO HELP US HELP THE ANIMALS? PLEASE CONTACT US BY PHONE 01564 823288 or EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org IF YOU THINK YOU COULD HELP. THANK YOU.
Our 5* licenced boarding kennels are open all year round. We cater for all your dogs individual needs by caring and qualified staff. You are welcome to view the kennels. Our aim is to provide your dog with a relaxed and fulfilling stay so you and your dog will be happy customers.
As well as dogs and cats we also offer a safe haven for many other animals. We always have rabbits looking for homes, often guinea pigs and others such as ponies, ferrets, rodents and parakeets. As well as domestic animals we also take in injured and orphaned birds and small wildlife. Wherever possible we care for them until they can be released but if they need more specialised care we pass them on to a wildlife rescue.
We are currently raising funds for two exciting new projects.
Project 1 - Hazel House Improvements.
Hazel House is the building that houses all of our rescued rabbits, guinea pigs and other small rodents. It is one of the facilities that features on our SPONSORSHIP SCHEME. We always have rescued adult rabbits looking for new homes and an ever growing list of rabbits waiting to come in as soon as we have a vacancy. We usually have rescued guinea pigs in also looking for homes. Hazel House is a brick building with heating and ventilation so it is also ideal to house other small rodents and birds away from the noise and commotion of the busy sanctuary.
Sadly rabbits and guinea pigs are far too readily available at pet shops and garden centres and are still being purchased on impulse or as gifts for children. Often these animals go to homes where the new owner does not have the knowledge, funds or time to give these creatures the care and facilities they need. Many end up at rescue centres like ours. This is why Hazel House is a necessity here at the sanctuary.
The rabbits and guinea pigs are currently housed in wooden hutches which have lasted a long time and served us well providing housing for countless rescued rabbits and guinea pigs. Sadly because they have been in constant use, used to house rodents and made of wood has all taken its toll on the hutches over the years.
A project we have wanted to start for some time is to replace the wooden hutches with modern none chew-able ones! These will be easier to clean, disinfect and will provide safe housing for rescued rabbits and guinea pigs for many years to come.
Whilst we are ‘re-fur-bing’ Hazel House we are going to give the enclosed exercise runs a much needed make over as well. The rabbits and guinea pigs have a daily rota to ensure that they all get time out of their hutches each day and into exercise runs with access to toys, treats and the opportunity to ‘talk’ with the bunny in the next run.
Project 2 - Dog Training and Socialisation paddock
We have selected an area at the rear of the sanctuary and are planning to fence it off and set it up as a specific area where our rescue dogs can be taken by their carers, away from the other dogs and distractions, for some one on one training sessions. We are hoping to incorporate some simple agility equipment in this area for the dogs to enjoy and where we can spot and encourage any natural ability in this area. This facility will also give us another location,along with our exercise field and socialisation room, where our rescue dogs can meet existing dogs belonging to potential new families.
If you would like to help us by donating towards these projects we would be very grateful. Please see our DONATE TO US page to find out how you can help. We look forward to sharing our progress with you and look forward to gaining these two much needed facilities to help the animals here at the Sanctuary.
UPDATE 22ND MAY
Fantastic news, due to your generosity we have hit our target and more bringing the total so far to £1600 !! This means the extra security is paid for and there is enough to buy lots more toys for the animals.
We have been absolutely overwhelmed by all the support and generosity shown to us. Thank you to each and every one of you that came to see us or sent money, organised collections or bought in food and toys.
We always try to send our supporters a personalised thank you letter but due to receiving many anonymous donations and being so busy due to your kindness we haven’t been able to record everybody’s details, apologies for this but please rest assured we are grateful for every £1, toy and tin of food.
We’ve been burgled!
Sadly on Sunday 15th May at 7pm we were the victim of a break in. The heartless thief broke in half an hour after the Manager had left and loaded the stolen car with our animal feed and toys worth £500.
This has left staff and volunteers at the sanctuary worried about being targeted again and for the safety of the animals on site.
With this in mind we have set up a fundraising page to pay for the costs of an intruder alarm and extra CCTV, we are hoping to raise £1,500 to cover these costs. Please see our ‘Just Giving’ page by clicking the link below to donate alternatively you can donate by clicking on the ‘MyDonate’ or ‘Paypal’ buttons on this page.
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR DOG OWNERS
It is now law that ALL dogs should be micro-chipped with their owners correct details.
One of our qualified staff can chip and register your pet for a small fee of £12.00, no appointment necessary.
We get calls everyday at the Sanctuary from people who have lost or found animals. It is amazing how many of those animals are still NOT micro-chipped or the information on the chip is out of date.
Collars can get lost, tags fall off or even get removed.
All rescue centres, veterinary surgeries, RSPCA officers and dog wardens have mobile scanners. As soon as a stray animal is found it takes only minutes to check for a chip, call the microchip companies and be given the owners details. What lets this system down is when we find that the animal is either not chipped, is chipped but the chip has never been registered or that the details of the owner are out of date. Then everything grinds to a halt.
It is NOW the LAW that your dog is micro-chipped. Is your dog chipped? If so are the details that you gave to the chip company still correct? Have you moved address? Changed your telephone number? If you got the dog from an advert, breeder or rescue centre is the dog definitely now in YOUR details? Do not leave it – check now.
Micro-chipping your pets makes sense, if your pet went missing wouldn’t you want to be reunited as quickly as possible?
Micro-chipping is relatively painless, it is injected under the skin in between the shoulder blades.
Micro-chipping is not expensive. Can you afford not to get it done?
UNSURE IF YOUR DOG’S CHIP DETAILS ARE CORRECT?
If you have had your dog from someone else, a breeder or a rescue and you are unsure if the dog was ever chipped? Or if it was that the chip was changed into YOUR details? If you have moved? Or changed your mobile phone number and are not sure you have informed the chip company? Maybe you are unsure of which company your dog is chipped with?
The best thing to do is to take your dog along to your vet, or a rescue centre, and have it scanned. From the numbers that the chip starts with you can learn which company it is registered with – the main 3 are Pet Log, Anibase or Avid. From there you can contact them and ensure that the dog is chipped to you. This not only ensures that you dog can be traced back to you should it become lost or stolen but you will also then be legal.
Trustee Directors: P E Bernie, G Harris-Cockerill, I L Powleson (LLB), P M Quinn, P I Stewart, G G Whitehouse
Wythall Animal Sanctuary is a Registered Charity in England and Wales (1137681)
Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (07257736)
Registered address: Wythall Animal sanctuary, Long View, Middle Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B38 0DU
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