The Birkett-Smith Animal Sanctuary

The Birkett-Smith Animal Sanctuary
3 Templemans Ash,
DT6 5NX.

About Us
We provide forever homes for domestic, farm and wildlife animals
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A Bit More About Us
We have approximately 150 animals which includes over 100 dogs
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Happy Beginnings
At The Sanctuary there are no endings, just Happy New Beginnings.
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Realising A Dream
Our Dream Becomes Reality And All Because Of You
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From The Heart
The 'Nobody Dogs' and the sanctuary
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A Week In The Life!

Here we go with the weeks updates and news! Joy moves so fast and does so much it can be hard to keep up with her but here goes! It's been a mega busy week, we've had visitors and deliveries and Dave has been working like a trojan to shore things up, repair damages and build dog houses. We've had Teresa, Ben and Em in for dog working sessions and today we are having a sausage visit from Sheralyn! The dogs are flying in to haven's and out to foster and the pigs are being moved! Phew! First up....Meet Mr Beau Jangles! The Beautiful Mr Beau Jangles arrived on Sunday, kindly transported by Gee Jones. He falls under Cathy Holding and was second on list for PTS. He is battle scarred, has got some complex issues and should he not be suitable for re-homing in the summer a Sanctuary Place is lined up for him elsewhere. He's had a really tough time and we will be blogging on him individually later in the week. For now...he is settled and safe. Our auction for the pocket money gang raised an amazing £1074.85 and thanks to the auction supporters Noel, Jess, and Soza are all booked in for neutering next week :) Sheralyn has a raffle and other bits planned so please pop but the Fundraising Group and join in the fun! The care of the Gang falls to the Sanctuary without whom they would all have been put to sleep...we are always in need of funds for them so if you have any spare pennies Soza, Noel, Jess and Chloe would really appreciate it :) Just click the link for info on them and to donate the easy way: The Gang Diaries/Updates In Brief: There are some dogs in SOS that we have to work so slowly with that the news is very little each week so we apologise if the updates on them seem scant. We are all about the dogs...we go at the dogs speed and this for some like Charlie, Danny and Mia means minuscule steps forward but we are sure you will agree; the most important thing is that they ARE moving forward in a place of safety and at their own pace towards a better future. Keisha enjoyed meeting Ben and Em in her Haven and having some treats and although a little worried as she can be when...
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Helen LLoyd