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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  • About Us
  • A Bit More About Us
  • Happy Beginnings
  • Realising A Dream
  • From The Heart

Meet some of our Sanctuary Family...The Motley Crew.

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  • Sammy Sammy our sanctuary seagull.
  • Mildred One of our resident emu's. She is a stunner but has a very high kick!
  • Adam Eve's sidekick and our second fabulous piggy.
  • Eve One of our gorgeous resident pigs. Eve, very sadly recently passed away.
  • Spotty Spotty is a riding horse but likes to play bronco so is now living here with us at the sanctuary.
  • Scrappy Scappy is a local farmers sheep who lives here with us at the sanctuary.
  • Rusty Rusty is one of our naughty Shetlands.
  • Donald We have five ducks at the sanctuary and they love splashing about in thier paddling pools.
  • Jam & Jelly Our resident rescued geese.
  • George Mildred's partner in crime!
  • Mogsie One of our resident cats, always up to mischief!
  • Henny & Harriet The golden girls. We have lots of rescue chickens that peck thier way round the peace of the sanctuary.
  • Spot We have over 30 cats here at the sanctuary, they are all black or black and white.
  • Aries & Spotty Enjoying the sunshine.
  • Aries Aries came here to retire. She is a companion horse.
  • Ben Ben, our gorgeous sanctuary shire. Ben is 36 years old and was rescued from gypsies 20 years ago.
  • Axle The other naughty Shetland!

Easy Fundraising

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Amazon Wishlist

Please visit our Amazon wishlist...with over 100 dogs, treats and toys are always an extra and are welcomed with very waggy tails!


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One By One Until There Are None

"If you have received love from an animal in your life then you are very lucky. Give back a little to this fantastic trust and see what YOU can do to make a huge difference. Love, shelter, healthcare and food. What an amazing gift you can give. Do it today. Thank you so much."

Helen LLoyd