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Who we are

Hallswood Animal Sanctuary was founded in 1996 in Stratton Strawless, since then we have helped and given sanctuary to 1000s of animals and birds. We are on call 24/7 365 days a year.

Hallswood is a wildlife Sanctuary caring for all forms of wildlife; in special cases, we offer care and support to domesticated animals and birds.

We will take domestic animals only in cases where the animal cannot go into rehoming centres. We do not take young, healthy animals that could be rehomed as Hallswood is a Sanctuary, not a rehoming centre. We have a no kill policy and we have a strong belief that all animals are sentient beings and deserve to live a life free from pain, hunger and neglect.

Hallswood Animal Sanctuary is not open to members of the public but welcomes visitors by appointment.

What we need

 We are always in need of good quality hay and straw, cat food (tinned and biscuits), good quality wood flakes for bedding and towels.

For a more complete list of what we need please look at our amazon wish list

One of our many rescue stories....


Holly was found cold and injured at the side of a road. Where she came from is a bit of a mystery but she is lucky to be alive!
She was brought to us by a member of the public and over the weeks that followed it was very touch and go. Her tiny tummy was upset and wouldn't allow her to keep all the food down. She suffered from pneumonia and she had some cuts and bruises.
I will never forget when I got the "all clear" text from Lyz. "I think she will be alright. Just look at her!" she said.

Today? Well, today she is no longer that little girl. Instead she is the same size as a little pony 🙂

When Holly first came to us we created an appeal to help us with the costs of her treatments and special food. Without the help we received we would have struggled. Always try to keep an eye on the emergency appeals we put up as they do save lives!

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Holly when she first came to us

holly small

Picture Lyz sent me in that lovely text 🙂

Holly big

"Little" Holly today!