The Birkett-Smith Animal Sanctuary

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

Daisy is one of our permanent residents and is in need of sponsors. Daisy spent most of her life in rescue until she came to us two years ago. She has slight brain damage and is a real challenge behaviour wise but she is a happy, waggy girl because we found her happy spot, her comfortable place which in Daisy's case is that she is happiest in a controlled environment with boundaries. Boundaries make her feel secure and security boosts her confidence and allows her to relax. She has a large house and long grass run, loves her life and is content.

She is highly reactive and the only touch contact she can tolerate and that Joy can have with her safely is touching her toes during their regular game of peek-a-boo; this is one of her favourites games and one they play daily.She may not have the life that most envisage i.e. a family home, but she has a home here with us, we adore her and we are her family.

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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