It is almost hard to see that the bald ball in the picture is a hedgehog but it is. He is one of around 200 hogs currently being cared for at the main site.
He was brought to us with really bad mites, poor little thing, but is now being treated and doing really well.
The two tiny hogs are babies overwintering with us - too tiny to survive hibernation.
Every day we go through 45 tins of cat food to feed these little monsters. Where we would normally ask you to maybe buy a tin or two, now we feel it would be bad to encourage you guys to go outside unless necessary. So instead we have placed an order for £468 worth of tins from Aldi. At just 39 pence per tin, it is a really good price 🙂
Could you sponsor a tin or 2? If so, PayPal to [email protected] or go to www.hallswood.co.uk and click the PayPal button there to send a donation (you can use a card there).
Help us feed these little dudes for another month 🙂
Hallswoods belief is that everyone deserves a chance - sometimes that means a warm safe home with us for the rest of an animals or birds life 🙂
Most time that will be at the sanctuary, but sometimes a volunteer or member of staff will help out.
This is a story about Rachael and Raymond 🙂
"My job every day at the sanctuary is to check all the animals as I go round and feed and water them all. One day back in October I went in to feed the racer pigeons. I saw this pigeon sitting on the floor at the back of the aviary. I thought the poor little thing had passed away as Lyz has told me many of the pigeons in there are quite old. I walked up to him to pick him up and he was alive! So I took him in to the hospital and was told to put him on a heat mat to warm him up a bit. He was in the hospital for a few weeks after that. So I said to Lyz I would love to take him home. She said I could! So I called him Raymond. He is very old man and he can't fly or perch very well . But he is happy eating drinking and cooing at my house. Since he has been in mine he walks a lot better than what he did do. He still can't fly but he walks around the living room like he owns it lol."
What bird is your favourite?
I must admit I do love pigeons. They have the most beautiful shiny feathers!
Did you know that many of the pigeons brought to us have canker? You can find the tablets we use for this on our amazon wishlist 🙂
Like many of the cats at the sanctuary, he is not wearing a collar. This is an indication that he is not necessarily 100% cuddly 🙂
Cookie came to Hallswood a few years back as a feral and brought two friends with him: Tommy and Baby. Feral cats makes up a large part of our resident cats and for obvious reasons, these are not re-homable. Instead, they will be neutered and live with us for the rest of their life.
Today Cookie has decided that he actually don't mind a little bit of fuss but don't try to pick him up 🙂
Jerry is very happy at his kingdom down the horse field and will reign there for the rest of his life.