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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Five Beautiful Boys In Dorset

Good morning from Beau, Dave, Gus, Frazer and Gabe!

BeauThey have all brushed up, wafted the aftershave and have thier game faces on this morning hoping to seduce you into sponsoring one of them or one of thier friends. Mr Beau, the laydeeeee charmer on the left here splashed so much on you should be able to smell him wherever you are in the country!
Dave has Downs Syndrome and the behavioural issues associated with that, Beau was the victim of sustained cruelty, Frazer didn't have a very happy life at all and Gus and Gabe were both beaten and starved. They all live here with us at The Sanctuary now and have an enriched, happy life and are loved. But of course there is a monetary cost attached to saving and housing an animal for life and on average it costs us £15 a week to keep a dog which includes food, treats, vet care, bedding etc, etc. Doesn't sound much does it? But remember with us you have to multiply it by 100 at least as that's how many permanent residents we have and some of them have equipment needs, regular meds, special diets and some like Khan, Sam and Gus are HUGE and we mean HUUUUUGE eaters. So that's £1,500 a week conservatively, £6,000 a month.....scary when you break it down and to meet our bills we have to fund-raise big time, ask for free stuff and shout out continually for sponsors and until we win the lottery...the boys will have to fulfil thier end of the bargain by keeping themselves coiffed (not a big ask for Beau) and thier wishlists at the ready.



Dave & Gus

 Dave  Gus 

In regards to sponsorship, we never ask a specific amount....even a pound a week would be wonderful and mean so much. So if you have a mind, and a few pennies to support one of our gorgeous residents, weekly, monthly or just with a one off donation from foregoing your weekend coffee and cake please scroll down and use the links, it would mean the world to them and to us. Thank you so much for caring x



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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