Helping animals in need

Welcome to Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, a registered independent charity dedicated to caring for ill, unwanted, and neglected animals. Located in the picturesque village of Holmeswood in Lancashire, we provide a safe haven for animals in need across Lancashire, Merseyside and the Northwest.

At Woodlands, we also specialize in finding loving homes for cats and guinea pigs, ensuring they receive the care and attention they deserve. Our passionate team of dedicated staff and volunteers work tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome these precious animals.

While we primarily operate as a closed sanctuary for the well-being of our residents, we do occasionally open our doors to the public. Be sure to visit our events page to stay updated on when you can come and meet our adorable animals!

However, we need your help. The cost of rescuing, feeding, heating, treating, and caring for our animals amounts to over £1000 per day. Unfortunately, with the rising cost of living, our donations have been decreasing while our expenses continue to rise. We urgently appeal to you to contribute whatever you can to support our mission of rescuing and saving vulnerable animals across Lancashire and Merseyside.

Join us in making a difference. Together, we can ensure a brighter future for these incredible creatures.

GET INVOLVED AND DONATE TODAY
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Our animals need your help

We are desperately appealing for any help that you can provide to help keep Woodlands rescuing and saving vulnerable animals throughout Lancashire and Merseyside.

It costs over £1000 per day to rescue, feed, heat, treat and care for our animals, and as everyone is also feeling the affects of the cost of living crisis, donations are dropping and costs rising at an alarming rate.

You can help us in a number of different ways.

How You Can Help Animals in Need at Woodlands

SPONSORSHIP

SPONSORSHIP

At Woodlands we have many resident animals. Could you help to support our sanctuary by sponsoring a resident or its enclosure?

BECOME A SPONSOR

MAKE A DONATION

MAKE A DONATION

Set up a monthly donation, or provide a one off contribution to help our animals in need.

DONATE TODAY

REHOME A PET

REHOME A PET


We specialise in the rehoming of cats, kittens and guinea pigs. Could you give one of our animals a forever home?

SEE OUR PETS

GET FUNDRAISING FOR WOODLANDS

GET FUNDRAISING FOR WOODLANDS

As Woodlands receives no government funding we rely solely on donations and fundraising events. We welcome anybody who would like to hold an event or collection for us, this may be at your place of work, school or at your house!

GET FUNDRAISING

VOLUNTEER WITH WOODLANDS

VOLUNTEER WITH WOODLANDS


Get involved at our animal shelter and help to care for the animals we have onsite!

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

ANIMAL CARER fOR A DAY

ANIMAL CARER fOR A DAY




Ever wanted to know what it is like to be an animal carer? Why not join our animal carer for a day programme to find out.



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Latest charity fundraising news and information

Upcoming Events at Woodlands

Saturday 30th March 2024

Saturday 30th March 2024

Easter Eggs-travaganza

Help raise valuable funds to keep us rescuing, rehabilitating, and caring for animals in need, and at the same time enjoy a rewarding, educational, and fantastic fun family day out. A chance to meet our animals, hunt for Easter eggs, enjoy lots of other fun games, and fill your bellies with some delicious food.

Book early and get discounted rates. £5 per adult, and £2.50 per child.

Book Today!

Sat 6th April 2024

Sat 6th April 2024

 



Rock 'n' Roll Night

Dust off your dancing shoes and come and join us for a fabulous night of live music from The Echoes, a fantastic rock and roll band, playing hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Guaranteed to get you up and dancing! The ticket price includes a delicious supper and we’ll also have a couple of games of bingo in the interval. You can even come in fancy dress if you feel like it! 

Book Now!

Saturday 11th May 2024

Saturday 11th May 2024


Family Bingo


Grab your dabbers & come & join us!


A family friendly fun eveing with 10 chances to win!  10 games over the evening and your ticket includes one ticket for each of the first 5 games!


Delicious hot supper included in the price of your ticket!


#Booking link coming soon!
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