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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Meet Daisy

Never has a dog needed to swap his abusive metal cage for a Daisy Chain Of Love more....

Daisy is a 7 year old staffy cross, his history is sketchy but until a couple of weeks ago he lived in a 6ftx4ft metal cage on a barren industrial estate surrounded by concrete and metal for most of his life with a scant mat for his bed. He was lucky if he got out of the cage for five minutes every other day....some days he didn't get out at all and it's unsure whether anyone even visited him. He is fearful and who can blame him. He is highly under socialised, has the potential to react and is not keen on women at all. He won't ever be a domesticated dog but we feel he deserves love, a warm house to call his home, with a comfy bed and toys to play with and he really needs to feel the Dorset grass under his paws and run in the country air. He was due to be put to sleep but having seen Niall Lester's post needing urgent help we were not going to let that happen so we stepped up and in he comes so we can turn his nightmare into all his wishes come true. He has been in Emergency Boarding for the last couple of weeks and Linda Emmans has been working with him and reading to him to gain his trust and get him used to female voices and he has made little steps of progress by taking food from her which is wonderful.

Daisy In EB
Daisy In Emergency Boarding

Today at last, he is coming home into a brand new Haven paid for jointly by our members donations, the lovely Kayleigh Hobbs and the amazing Team Keisha and Pat Myers has funded his transport as well as his EB fees which we can't thank her enough for. Because of his complex issues and fear his move is a tricky one and we would like to say huge thanks to Simon Belcher who is a professional dog handler for handling him and for driving Mr Daisy him home to us. We know we have a lot of work to do with this boy but we think he is worth it.

Today is the day that the rest of your life starts, Daisy and we can't wait to watch you become the happy lad we know you can be.

Thank you so much to Niall Lester, Pat Myers, Kayleigh Hobbs, Sally Cottrell, Sally Marie Crocker, Carole Haskins and Lucy Bastafield, all the members of Team Keisha and of course our own wonderful supporters for helping us to bring this lad into safety.

We have many other dogs like Daisy who have thier permanent homes here with us, please consider making a small donation or even sponsoring one of them so that we can continue to save those who have run out of chances OUR DOGS

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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