July at the Sanctuary

This month at the sanctuary has been incredibly busy; we have had loads of birds and baby hedgehogs come to us. We have also had lots of volunteers coming down to help with clearing up parts of the sanctuary; people helping with painting and others helping clean cat carriers and bowls, and we would like to say thank you to each and every one of you, great job Hallswood team!

The new building is basically finished, so we should be moving onto new projects next month, and we have plenty of them!

No two days at work for me are never the same, it’s one of the many reasons I love my job! The other day I found some baby chicks that had been abandoned by the mum and got cold, so I had to step in to be “mother hen” and warm them up… In a pillowcase in my top! So I spent a couple of hours feeding animals with a cheeping belly full of chicks! The main thing an abandoned baby bird needs is heat, even on a hot summer day it is too cold for a baby bird! The best way is to put them in a box with a hot water bottle under a towel, try to make them a nest with the towel if you can. With no electricity or heating, I only had one choice!
We also had to say goodbye to one of our oldest resident’s, Felix the cat. He had been with us since he was 8 and he became diabetic. The owner couldn’t handle having to give him injections every day for the rest of his life, so he came to Hallswood to live out the rest of his days.
He made it to an amazing age of 21, it was his time to go over the rainbow bridge but it doesn’t make it any easier to say goodbye. He would always be one of the first to greet anyone who came down to the sanctuary and I cannot count the times he would sit on my shoulders as I was walking around trying my best to work with him purring away!
He had a lot of happy years with us. Rest in peace Felix!

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