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    Default Rescues, re- introduce yourselves.

    It seems there are a lot of new people on here and many do not know the rescues/ sanctuaries who post on here. I thought it might be a good idea for them to re-introduce themselves again.

    I'll start.
    Mike and myself ( Louise) run Halfpenny Farm Animal Sanctuary, which takes in animals who are old, have health or behavioural issues or were at risk ( often of being PTS).
    We have lots of different species and try to treat every animal the same as every other, where possible. The animals usually come here to live their lives out, however long that may be, some are younger dogs who were going to be PTS for appearing aggressive, to old cats who nobody wants to pigs who nobody can take. We have 19 different species and just under 120 individuals.
    Mike works full time and I work part time at our local vet. We have a group of wonderful volunteers we call them halfpennians, and we also allow visits from mentally and physically disabled people to see and sometimes get hands on experience of various animals.
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    What a fantastic thing you do I really applaud you without people like yourselfs a lot of animals wouldn't get a second chance at life


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    We are The Rabbit Retreat, run by myself and my husband Roy, we have no other help with the day to day running, we have always rescued animals and in my younger days was more involved with animal welfare and protests, around 10 years ago we started to get involved with helping rabbits but only on a very small scale and then about 7 years ago I started off by helping a local rescue by fostering for them, it quickly became apparent that a sanctuary was needed for the unrehomable bunnies and we opened The Rabbit Retreat, we take in chronically sick, disabled, abused and neglected rabbits, we try and nurse them back to health so that they may live out their years in peace and comfort with specialist veterinary care and copious amounts of love, we also help in taking in some healthy rabbbits if we have the space and they need our help, we have a strict non destruct policy with all our bunnies.

    We are totally self funded and do not rely on donations, we would never take an animal in if we didn't have the finances to provide everything that animal needed and we pride ourselves on the care and treatment our rabbits receive whilst in our care, it is wonderful to receive donations and have fundraising done for us and we really appreciate it, it really does help but it is not something we rely on.

    We also try and help other rescues any way we can, by doing school visits, bunnyruns up and down the country, attending clean out days at their rescues and attending fundraising events for other rescues

    We currently have 34 bunnies in our care, many are physically disabled and a couple are brain damaged, some are just chronically sick but we love each and every one of them.
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    Louise and Theo,I think you both,and so many other sanctuaries and rescues do such an amazing job. Well done to you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowy View Post
    We are The Rabbit Retreat, run by myself and my husband Roy, we have no other help with the day to day running, we have always rescued animals and in my younger days was more involved with animal welfare and protests, around 10 years ago we started to get involved with helping rabbits but only on a very small scale and then about 7 years ago I started off by helping a local rescue by fostering for them, it quickly became apparent that a sanctuary was needed for the unrehomable bunnies and we opened The Rabbit Retreat, we take in chronically sick, disabled, abused and neglected rabbits, we try and nurse them back to health so that they may live out their years in peace and comfort with specialist veterinary care and copious amounts of love, we also help in taking in some healthy rabbbits if we have the space and they need our help.

    We are totally self funded and do not rely on donations, we would never take an animal in if we didn't have the finances to provide everything that animal needed and we pride ourselves on the care and treatment our rabbits receive whilst in our care, it is wonderful to receive donations and have fundraising done for us and we really appreciate it, it really does help but it is not something we rely on.

    We also try and help other rescues any way we can, by doing school visits, bunnyruns up and down the country, attending clean out days at their rescues and attending fundraising events for other rescues

    We currently have 34 bunnies in our care, many are physically disabled and a couple are brain damaged, some are just chronically sick but we love each and every one of them
    See, this is a good idea. I had no idea you had so many bunnies.

    Where are all the other rescues- well known ones as well as the smaller ones, it may give people a bit more insight into the rescues and sanctuaries around and the various niches they fill.
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    I volunteer for Kirkby Pet Welfare, a rescue for small animals in Nottinghamshire. Celia, the lady who runs the rescue, has no internet access, so the website is run by my husband. If anybody is interested in adopting a bunny (or two) please take a look at the website: http://www.kirkbypetwelfare.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by antigone View Post
    I volunteer for Kirkby Pet Welfare, a rescue for small animals in Nottinghamshire. Ceilia, the lady who runs the rescue, has no internet access, so the website is run by my husband. If anybody is interested in adopting a bunny (or two) please take a look at the website: http://www.kirkbypetwelfare.org/
    I didn't know you volunteered there, how long have you been helping out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfpenny View Post
    I didn't know you volunteered there, how long have you been helping out?
    Over a year!
    I only had a couple of bunnies when I started volunteering; I have seven now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by antigone View Post
    Over a year!
    I only had a couple of bunnies when I started volunteering; I have seven now!
    its a hazard when you start seeing lots of lovely animals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfpenny View Post
    its a hazard when you start seeing lots of lovely animals.

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