Archive for May, 2011

Louis the terrier goes back to school again-this time it’s Combe Down school.

Sunday, May 29th, 2011


On Tuesday the children of the Reception classes of Combe Down school visited the Home as part of a school project on people who help in the community.After eating their lunch(very important!) they heard a talk on how we help the animals that come into our care.They then had a tour of the home and there was much ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ from the children; the ferrets seemed especially popular.

Then on Friday it was our turn to visit the children at their school.Louis the rescue terrier  and friend watched the children as they completed a human agility course and if they completed it they were allowed to donate the cat or dog food that they had brought in to school-we are happy to report that everyone completed the course and the donation was gratefully received.

Many thanks to the children of Combe Down school.


Found a home!

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Animals re-homed from 19-25 May 2011

Plus 2 chickens, 1 cocker spaniel puppy and 2 of Gizmi’s kittens

Small Animal Day – 21 May

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Lots of fun was had at our annual Small Animal Day – children and adults got hands-on with visiting and resident animals and all the animals had fun too!

Thank you to animal carers Holly & Rachel, Vanessa and her tortoises, to the maintenance team, to volunteers Shirley, Wendy, Wendy (buy your raffle tickets here!), David & Sheila,  Alex, Filey, all the stall holders and helpers that made the day go so well!

Found a home!

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Animals re-homed from 12-18 May 2011

Plus 15 chickens, 1 dog, 2 cats and 2 kittens re-homed and 14 of our rats were kindly taken in by local rescues to help us out.

Alfie(was Alvin) the lurcher and his new life.

Sunday, May 15th, 2011



We had a lovely e-mail from young Alfie’s new owners-apparently he has already had two holidays and was only adopted in April-lucky you Alfie!

His new owners write-

We adopted Alfie on 30th April and haven’t looked back since.  He is the best most wonderful dog you could ever want.  It took a few days for him to truly settle in but now you would think he had been here all his life.  He has met with loads of other dogs, small furry ones also (with no muzzle) and is great, says hello and has a sniff, he does want to play when he meets bigger dogs and is very puppyfied, lots of people we have met ask about him as he is a very striking dog and all seem to think he is younger than the 2 years you put on him (I guess we will never know).  He always has a mad 5 minutes after breakfast where he runs around the garden at 100mph then is shattered. 
He has been to two caravan hols with us and loves to lie on the beach in the sun, not too keen on the sea though.  We haven’t had him off lead out and about as he is very interested in stuff, but we found a quite cove on hol where he couldn’t escape, only out to sea so we knew we were safe, and let him off lead.  His recall is very good as he thinks of his belly.  And he loves his pigs ears and marrow bones.
 Taylor and Alfie are best pals and go everywhere together! alfie and friend



He is adored by all of us and will be treasured for years to come.

Alfie exhausted



What stunning photos and nothing could be nicer than a boy and his dog.Thank you for re-homing Alfie and giving him such a lovely life!