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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.
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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.
Could you adopt a senior pet?
This time of year is always slow for re-homing animals. It is a problem shared by most rescue centres. The problem is that most responsible people who are thinking about adopting a new pet often have a summer holiday planned and sensibly decide to wait until after that holiday is over before committing to a new family member. We applaud this attitude and totally agree BUT it does mean that adoptions slow down. At the same time dogs and cats are being abandoned by people going on holiday and suddenly realise there is no one to look after the pet which not be boarded because it has not been vaccinated and the owners can not, or more likely will not, pay boarding fees. So as well as being full of animals because no one is coming forward to adopt rescue centres like ours are also having to try to find space to help these animals. Add to this the fact that the summer months are bang in the middle of kitten season you can imagine how tough things get.
If on top of all this you are a senior pet who finds themselves in rescue for not fault of their own and having to compete for a home with younger and cuter pets it is hard. At the moment we have several older rescues looking for homes. Some have been here a while whilst some have only recently come in. Imagine how sad and confused these poor souls are to find themselves in rescue in their senior years?
The benefits that these pets have over puppies and kittens are many-fold. You already know how big they are going to grow. They are already house trained and past all the chewing stages. Already neutered. Understand basic commands. Used to car travel. We know it takes a special person, or family, to take a senior pet into their home but the rewards are worth it. Please take a look at our re-homing pages and do not be too quick to scroll past the grey faces. Have a read of their story, every one of them has their own tale to tell. Take a look into those slightly blue eyes and think again about adopting a senior pet. Below are just some of our older rescues looking for homes.
WYTHALL ANIMAL SANCTUARY NEEDS 2 OR 3 PEOPLE WHO WOULD BE PREPARED TO GIVE THEIR TIME TO HELP OUR SANCTUARY. WE ARE LOOKING FOR MOTIVATED AND DEDICATED PEOPLE WITH A GENUINE INTEREST IN ANIMAL WELFARE TO BECOME TRUSTEES OF THE CHARITY. TRUSTEES ARE UNPAID AND WOULD NEED TO BE ABLE TO SPARE A COUPLE OF HOURS EACH MONTH. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE THE SKILLS TO HELP OVERSEE THE EFFICIENT RUNNING OF A SUCCESSFUL AND BUSY CHARITY THEN PLEASE CONTACT THE GENERAL MANAGER- ALISON COOKSON IN THE FIRST INSTANCE VIA EMAIL email@example.com
Fund Raising News
Holiday Change Appeal
About to go on holiday? We have started an appeal asking people to donate any unspent foreign currency or out of circulation money they may have. We have found a useful organisation that converts any donated currency and sends us the amount back as a donation. We now have a tin on our reception desk to collect any donated money. So please think of us when you get back and any unwanted coinage you still have please send it our way.
80′s Rock Night
Do not forget it is only a couple of months until our 80′s Night fund raiser, 9th October.
For rock music lovers, animal lovers or those who just fancy a night out – tickets are now on sale for our 80′s rock disco (& when they’re gone, they’re gone!) Payment can be made by phone & your tickets posted, or call in to the sanctuary’s reception 01564 823288.
Come and join us for a blast from the past!
Trustee Directors: P E Bernie, 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 oDU
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