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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Easterlies, Emu's & Editorials

A Week of highs and lows..

The Low...

Last week after months of rain and flooding, we took a battering from the winds and we went into lock-down to ride it out. We knew there would be damage but we didn't know the extent. We have lost our Shetland shelter, the felt off the emu house, some of the expensive UV protective wind barriers off of the pack house run areas. Quite a bit of fencing and the shuttering and fascia off of two of the large pack houses. So all up about £3,000 worth of damage in just materials! This is so disheartening to us to have to yet again find money for repairs when we are trying to raise money for the Big Build. However...onwards and upwards! Everyone is safe, warm, dry and out of the elements and this weeks weather looks like it just may be kind to us. Fingers and paws crossed! 

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The High...

The lovely 'Dogs Monthly' did an article on us for thier April edition and we are now in print! The two page spread highlights our big build plans and what we are all about and we are crossing everything that it will give our fundraising a boost. We really need that build if we are going to keep saving the lives of animals with no where else to go! please think about supporting us by sharing our website, pages, groups and appeals and perhaps making a donation or raising funds for us..every penny is a penny closer to our goal. Huge thanks to Dogs Monthly, we really appreciate your support.

Dogs Monthly Magazine DM Article

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Sanctuary Shenanigans
Yet Again Our Spirits And Our Sanctuary Take A Bat...

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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