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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Archie's Hope...

My name is Archie......I am broken...
Even though I don't want to I hurt myself, I chase and bite my tail, I chew my legs and I bite people....I spend every hour of the day anxious and scared and I don't know what to do with myself....I am so unhappy and my body hurts...
I am just over a year old, only a baby really. I was going to be put to sleep at 9 months for being "aggressive " but Donna Eddington of Marleys rescue saved me from that fate. Since then I have been in foster and even adopted but I can't cope, my anxiety eats away and I do things I shouldn't to myself and others so Donna is signing me over to The Sanctuary who will try everything they can to help me so I am a happy dog again. I am in such a mess that even Auntie Joy cannot guarantee that I can be fixed enough to live a comfortable, happy life but she has promised to try her very best to help me; I so want to feel better and be better.

I need some help please, due to the urgency of my situation I am coming into the sanctuary fast and unfunded and there hasn't been time to raise any funds. I need some kind sponsors, some aunties/uncles to love me from afar and help me. And toys too, Auntie Joy says that teddies, chews and bones will help to distract me and I have some on something she calls a 'wish list' if anyone would like to buy me some?

I don't know if I can get better but I know that The Sanctuary is my last hope and I will try very hard...Thank you. Love Archie x

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