Lyz Hall is more than the owner of the sanctuary. She is the heart of Hallswood. She is passionate about animals and birds and her knowledge is almost endless. At the same time, she is very humble and she hates the word "expert". "The moment you call yourself an expert you stop learning," she says.
Living on-site, she is at work 24/7, every day of the year and it is only in the last few years she has started to be able to take a few hours off every now and then.
Without any doubt, as much as her passion is for all animals (maybe not goats...), it is horses that make her smile.
How long have you worked with Hallswood?
-I started on site in November 2003.
Could you tell us more about what you work with?
-I do the rehabilitation, socialisation and medication of a lot of the animals at the site. Oh and clean up a lot of muck!
What is your favourite part of working for Hallswood?
-Knowing that we made a difference. I love the sound of happy animals eating.
And dare I ask what the worst part is?
-Not being able to help them in time! Often birds and animals get here too late and no matter how hard we try it isn't going to be a happy ending 🙁
What would you say to encourage someone to help us by joining our crazy family of volunteers?
-Well. Being crazy is not compulsory but it definitely helps! Hallswood gives second chances to not just animals but people too. Everyone needs a friend: four legs or two!
-Horses! Oh, wildlife 😀 Wild horses? 😀Famous last words: what is your favourite saying?
-You can't save them all, but you can save this one!