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If you are a follower of us you may be aware that we had to cancel our second open day of the year due to the great British Weather!  This decision was most disappointing for us as a charity, because we have rearranged our events calendar to reduce the risk of cancellations due to adverse weather complications. 

As you may know, we have hosted various onsite fundraising events to raise much needed money, that goes directly to the running costs of the charity, which, with over 300 animals to care for 365 days a year and our skilled team to do that can seem an insurmountable task.  One of these annual events has been the big Family Fun Day, which has always run on the first weekend of September.   This year, however, we are not running this ‘big’ open day, we are simply running three themed summer open days.

Hello, I'm Dolly and I am around 7 years young!  I've been at Woodlands since the 19th March after my previous owner had a baby and it all got a little bit overwhelming for her!  But that's okay because the nice staff and volunteers here take really good care of us!  I've been told that I should find a new home, but I'm really shy!  So I really hope the right person or family, who understand my shy nature, come around and take me home!

As blossom is making an appearance and everywhere is looking greener and greener, we have seen glimpses of sunshine and warmer weather & our thoughts are turning to all things summery.  The same can also be said for the animal world, warm winter coats are being shed, hibernation is a thing of the past, more time can be spent outside and families are often expanded upon!

Hello! I’m Freya! My human unfortunately is no longer around which is why I’m being looking after by some other lovely humans here at the sanctuary!  

Let’s start with the obvious.. I’m one big kitty! I love my food and especially the tasty treats I got given, but the humans here at the sanctuary tell me it isn’t healthy, so I they told me I have to watch my weight! Rude right!?

The first of Woodlands Animal Sanctuary’s five open days of the year is fast approaching and it’s a great way to round off the Easter break.  With a free Easter Egg hunt (for under 10’s), Easter bonnet competition, fun dog show, egg decoration station, children's games & bouncy castle, tombola and stalls galore, it promises to be a super day out for all the family.

Woodlands Animal Sanctuary take in sick, unwanted and abandoned animals, and specialise in cats and hedgehogs.  With cats in particular this is without any monetary donation.  As a self-funded, independent charity, this can at times put considerable pressure on their purse strings when things are not always as they seem with animals they take in.

Hello Humans! My name is Harry and I have been chilling here at Woodlands since September!  I was asked to tell you all a little about myself so here I am! One of the humans that works here at Woodlands found me on the street and began to look for my owner while keeping an eye on me. One day she came to check on me and found some nasty kids throwing stones at me, so she took me home and looked after me. It was then discovered that my previous owners had moved house and left me behind! So I came to Woodlands to look for a new, loving family.

Hedgehogs are primarily insectivores which means they eat whatever is available, which can include slugs, worms, beetles, caterpillars and even the occasional frog! They are also lactose intolerant, so it is very important for them to avoid any dairy products. Overall they are very picky eaters!

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