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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!  We try to give every cat that comes to us, the best possible outcome for them individually.  This also means we try to match homes with the cats we have.  We don’t have a 100% success rate, but we do our damnedest to try!

Cats as we're sure you are aware are not like dogs and can often do their own thing!
However, a cat in need of help or support, for whatever reason, is still an animals needing help – but depending on which category the cat falls into can determine the best way to help that cat.

We thought it might be helpful to give you some information about the best ways to help either a stray, feral cat or someone's pet who maybe lost.

It might be far too early for you to even be thinking about Christmas, but it is now around the corner and we would like to remind you that you can sponsor any of our four animals family's either for yourself or as a present for someone you care about.  This will be the gift that keeps on giving, and you can choose to pay either monthly, or a one off payment and the recipient will receive a whole 12 months of updates about their animal, with photos and news from us.  You can choose our Feline Family, Goats - Bert & Ernie, Hedgehog Family and our donkeys Beanie & Dolly.

You may remember back in July that we at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary issued a plea on behalf of Bobby, the gentle black and white gentleman with no tail for a loving new home?  Well, he was reserved not long after that and went to his new home last month!

Would you like to play the lottery but don’t feel like you have a good enough chance of winning?  By playing the lottery that we, Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, run in conjunction with Unity Lottery you have a 1 in 63 chance of winning a prize from one of the four winning combinations and a fabulous 50% of the money you spend on the lottery will go straight to us so we can continue our life saving and life changing work.  This will directly affect more than 1000 animals per year that we welcome through our door and have in our care.

Guinea Pigs could possibly be classed as one of the cuter and cuddlier types of rodent – depending on how you feel about rats and mice!  The origins of their name are unclear, but what is clear is that they are indeed very chatty and very loving little animals and as such can make very good pets for children, and adults alike!  We at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary also take in, unwanted, abandoned and neglected guinea pigs, rehabilitate them, neuter where needed (this unfortunately tends to be more frequently than not) and rehome them to suitable and vetted homes.

A hog out in the day in NOT OK.

This is a message that our team from Woodlands Animal Sanctuary have been repeating for years and it is still as important and needed now as it was then.  Hedgehogs, whilst being native to this country are nocturnal mammals and as such this means that their normal healthy behaviour should see them out & about and active at night, but sleeping during the day.

After a very busy and wet Saturday our team at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary could give ourselves a very well deserved pat on the back as the move into our new cattery was completed and we could start to live the dream!

There has been a lot of excitement here at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary over the last almost twelve months to the day, since being awarded a grant from Support Adoption for Pets for a brand new cattery, including rehoming, maternity, residents and isolation blocks.  And at the end of this week we are planning to move all their cats into their new accommodation! 

If you are a follower of us at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary on Facebook you may well have seen that we have been looking for a very specialised home for a very special moggy.  Piglet, who is a sphynx, came into our care back in April – after a pedigree breeder found her abandoned in a box on her doorstep.  On arrival she was exhibiting signs of Cat Flu, but that has now been treated and she has received her first vaccination, been spayed and microchipped.

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