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 Huge Thank You!

We just wanted to give a massive shout out and a huge THANK YOU to Next Chapter Animal Rescue who today sent us a donation of £250 towards our Big Build! We are humbled by the generosity of like minded woofa lovers yet again. Thank you so much to Regan Francis Clark, Danielle L Powell and Carol Waite.

In the last year we have taken in over 25 dogs for forever homes and now have no further spaces to offer until the build is complete. These guys are here because they will not "fit" into a domestic environement, were at risk in the current placement/rescue or are too damaged for normal home interaction; but they are happy, safe and loved here. We are now at maximum capacity and The Sanctuary is not taking in any more permanent home dogs in 2016. Teresa and Joy are also at maximum capacity now as all these guys need time (as in man hours), love and caring for. If you feel you have the right experience and would like to help, then please do contact us through our Volunteer Form on the website or on Facebook.

As regards the SOS Spaces, we are currently full with several dogs waiting. Our spaces will increase to 20 in the summer once the build is complete but for the moment we are running with 12 FULL SOS HAVENS so we really need to get that 50k raised! The donation from the girls at NCAR today along with £200 donated earlier this week by someone wishing to remain anonymous has set the ball rolling! Thanks again ladies x

You can find all the information on the Big Build on our website and you can donate there too!


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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."

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