Covid-19

Due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus and new DEFRA guidelines, we are rehoming cats and guinea pigs using a new, minimal contact process.  You can find out more information about this via the Rehoming page.  We will still accept cat and hedgehog admissions as normal with new social distancing procedures.  Physical donations are still welcomed but will have to be left infront of the Shop.  We will be keeping everyone up to date on our Social Media accounts, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

Thank you all for your continued support in these unprecedented times.

Made up of a dedicated team of Staff and Volunteers, Woodlands Animal Sanctuary aim to help neglected, unwanted and ill animals

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REHOMING

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

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SPONSORSHIP

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

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EDUCATION

We offer a range of educational sessions. From sanctuary visits to school visits, our aim is to help educate the next generation.

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EVENTS

Every year we host a range of fundraising events. From our Annual Ball to our fun filled Open Days!

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GET INVOLVED

From fundraising, volunteering and more. Find out how you can get involved with Woodlands Animal Sanctuary!

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HEDGEHOGS

Each year we take in and rehabilitate between 600 and 700 hedgehogs! Find out more about our dedicated animal unit.

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ANIMAL CARER

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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NEWS/BLOG

Find out all the latest success stories, events, news and more by going to our news page.

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Woodlands Animal Sanctuary is a self-funded registered charity. This means we have to raise every penny ourselves through one off donations, events or sponsorship.

Did you know it costs over £3500 per week to run Woodlands Animal Sanctuary? As a registered charity, every penny raised is invested directly into the shelter!

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ABOUT US

Woodlands Animal Sanctuary is a registered independent charity (no.1108626).

We are based in Holmeswood (near Rufford, Southport & Ormskirk), we look after ill, unwanted and neglected animals.

We specialise in rehoming cats and guinea pigs and rehabilitating hedgehogs.

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Well 2020 has certainly been a memorable year for everyone and in many different ways – unfortunately, not all of them positive. 

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We are incredibly grateful and proud to have received multiple nominations including all three categories for the Pet Plan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2021.

Peanut came to us due to behavioural issues, and whilst we know this could mean he is more difficult to rehome, this doesn’t mean we think he is any less deserving!...

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