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NEWS - February 2013

black and white cat

A Sad Goodbye

To Tom who came to us from a local cat rescue. No one wanted Tom because he was black and white. Although he was not a feral Tom decided that he would rather live in the food shed than in the house and, as a young cat, our resident older Ferals taught him the essentials of protecting the dried food stores from the rats and mice. Tom learnt quickly and also soon learnt to make his presence felt in the yard always there to meet and greet visitors with a ready purr and quick rub round the legs if you were especially favoured. Then Tallulah arrived a year old feral kitten who absolutely adored Tom and became his shadow, much to his disgust at first. Tom was found in a neighbour’s garden we think he had been hit by a car and had died instantly. He was around 11 years old. Thank you Tom for coming to us, thank you for all those years you gave us a wonderfully warm welcome whatever the weather, we do miss you.

Sooty Sees Off Fox

Sooty the small hen rescued from market last November and now companion to Basil, recently laid an egg. One morning we heard a commotion coming from the yard and on investigating found Sooty in the doorway of her accommodation defending her egg from a fox. Admittedly the fox was obviously not well but even so, what a brave girl to stand up to him. The fox is now in the care of the Vale Wildlife Hospital. Peace has returned to the yard and to Sooty.

New Arrivals


Mellissa the Muscovy Duck who is about a year old and was rescued from market in early December and has become a companion for Muscy our much older male Muscovy. They appear to have settled very well together, Mellissa is very bright and enjoys her new found home and freedom especially the small lakes of water in the paddocks, which is more than can be said for the rest of us.


Georgina the White Park Ornamental Cow who is 16 years old and arrived in early December. Her rescuer was a local farmer who, having done some work for an estate that then went bankrupt was told to take his payment in livestock from the estate. Going to collect the livestock he thought he was walking on deep mud through a gateway and when he looked down he was but in the mud were several drowned sheep who had got stuck and couldn’t get out. He took the remaining sheep and Georgina, the other three cows being in such a poor state that they were shot. Not really wanting Georgina he asked the Sanctuary to take her. She has joined our small group of cattle with no problem at all on either side. She is rather lovely and Angus thinks so too he is quite smitten.

shetland ponies

Mr Bean and Timmy Pose for the Camera in Their New Winter Coats

And rather smart they look too. This picture was taken on a misty morning by Liz who takes care of them for the Sanctuary. They have a cosy stable in her orchard.

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