2011 Archive

December 2011

An appeal was put out for us by the Evening telegraph on Saturday 10th December. We are desperate for donations to cover the cost of hay and feed bills for our many animals. It costs £120 pounds a week just to feed our five cows and fourteen horses and that doesn’t include the smaller animals such as sheep, goats and Rabbits.

It costs a further £100 a week on animal feed. If any one can donate feed or hay it would be a great help this winter.

If you would like to make a donation, you can either send a cheque to brook farm animal sanctuary or use the paypal link at the top of the page. (Apologies for the technical fault).

Please consider our animal sponsorship packs that are available as Christmas presents and are as little as twenty pounds a year. We cannot continue our work saving animals without your much needed support.

Thank you to everyone that have already sent donations to us, it is very much appreciated.

 A MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS.

WE ARE CAROL SINGING AROUND RAUNDS ON THE 19TH OF DECEMBER, IF ANYONE CAN HELP OR ATTEND PLEASE GET IN CONTACT.

 NEWSFLASH- THERE ARE TWO PREGNANT PIGS THAT STILL NEED RESCUING. PLEASE RING 07758728265 IF ANYONE CAN HELP. MUST BE EXPERIENCED WITH PIGS AND OFFER A LIFETIME HOME OR KNOW A SANCTUARY WITH A NON DESTRUCT POLICY WHERE THEY CAN GO.

November 2011

Last week we received a phone call from a concerned member of the public. Ten pigs have been left in a field with little food, shelter and water. Most females are pregnant and three are very elderly and can barely walk. We believe that they have been used for breeding and the owner has lost interest in them.

We have found homes for seven of the pigs so far with help from other sanctuaries. We hope that we will find somewhere for the remaining three to go within the next week before these precious piggies go for slaughter.

We would like to thank everyone that has helped save these gorgeous pigs.

The last few weeks we have been preparing our outbuildings for our animals to come into for the winter. We hope to see all of our animals in at the end of November.

We have almost finished removing the bins out of our grain store to make room for much needed hay and straw. With thanks to owner Clive and helper Paul for all their extremely hard work to make it all possible.

Iggle piggles has found a new friend. Tombliboo is another 3-month-old kune kune piglet. We rescued him from the same site the ten pigs are currently at. He was finding the colder weather difficult. The pair are now inseparable and snuggle up in the straw together.

 NEWSFLASH- WE HAVE JUST RESCUED 200 BATTERY CHICKENS PLEASE RING IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A FEW A HOME.

 

October 2011

A Happy Ending

We have just rescued and re-homed two dogs that were due to be put to sleep at a pound. Sue a rottie x and her friend Peggy a Staffordshire bull terrier were found straying in the countryside of Derbyshire. A lady that was on holiday found them and took them to a local pound, not knowing what would happen to them. She called the pound a few days later to see how they were and was informed that they were due to be put to sleep. They arrived at the sanctuary the very next day. When they arrived they were very nervous and very under weight. Sue had been excessively used for breeding. They spent all their time snuggled up at the back of a stable together for the first few nights. They soon realised that we were not going to harm them and showed us what loving dogs they are. A Gentleman soon fell in love with sue and after a home check took her home the next day. It was very sad to see how much these two dogs depended on each other. Peggy broke out of her stable twice to try and find Sue. She sat in a corner fretting over the loss of her best friend. We couldn’t bare to see her so frightened and lost with out sue so we rang the gentlemen that adopted sue and explained how sad Peggy was. To our relief he was willing to give Peggy a chance. Peggy and Sue were so happy to see each other again and now spend their time sleeping on the bed together with their new owners and going for six walks a day in the park.

The last month has been very successful in re-homing 12 cats and Dennis the dog. We have cleared and prepared a new paddock which will be ready for our sheep and ponies to go into in the spring. This month we will be getting the animal’s winter quarters ready for them to come into off the field. We have more animals this year than we have had in all the time the sanctuary has been going. With

14 horses, 5 cows, 30 sheep, 12 pigs, 5 goats, 100s of chickens and 40 cockerals, 5 turkeys, 10 guinea pigs, 10 rabbits, 20 cats, 10 dogs, 3 rats, and an aviary full of pigeons, you can imagine how much work is involved with all the mucking out and feeding twice a day, as well as the cost of all the hay, feed, and bedding for the many animals that we have. Please consider donating to us this winter to help keep our animals fed, warm and happy through the cold winter months. If it wasn’t for members of the publics support and generosity we would not be able to continue our work.

 

SEPTEMBER 2011

 

This is Iggle Piggle he was found wandering alone around fields at only a week old. It is believed that he had fallen of a lorry that was transporting his mother to slaughter. When he came to us he had scrapes all over his knees where we think he scraped across the ground after falling. He is now two weeks old and loves to curl up on your knee. He has a fantastic appetite and loves Dogs Company.

We have re-homed two horses to loving homes in the past few weeks. A cat that had been run over near Corby is now recovering from a broken pelvis and needs six weeks of cage rest.

Good news! Saska our 2year old husky has found a loving home with a nice family.

We still have loads of cats so please get in contact if you can offer a loving forever home.

 

AUGUST 2011 

 

We have taken in lots of cats this month and have a huge waiting list. Please give us a call if you can offer a cat or two a home. We also have kittens looking for a home. Please look at our re-homing page for more information.

We have just finished our security corridor for the cattery, so cats can be cleaned out without the risk of escaping.

A few months ago we took in a blackbird with a broken leg and a pigeon with a broken wing, thanks to our fantastic vet that we could not continue our work without him, have successfully recovered after a very risky operation to mend their breaks. Hopefully they will be able to be released in the near future.

Four baby hedgehogs that were rescued two months ago have now been released, we hope they live a happy and safe life. If you find a hedgehog out in the day please take it to your nearest rescue, as it may be ill or injured.

We have just taken in three horses, if anyone can offer a forever home to one please get in contact. See our re-homing page for details.

 

 

JULY 23RD 2011 FAMILY FUN DAY

 A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that helped and contributed towards the family fun day, and thank you to everyone that attended. It was a lovely day and it was nice to see so many people enjoying themselves. We had around 400 people attend.

We raised a fantastic £1200, which will be a huge help this winter towards the cost of hay and veterinary bills.

 

We have just re-homed two of our older horses together where they have lots of love and attention and can live the remainder of their lives together in comfort. We have just taken in a 14.2 pony that was going to be put to sleep if we had not taken it.

 

NEWSFLASH- we have managed to save 3000 chickens from a farm in Ipswich. Thank you to everyone that helped and to all the sanctuaries and members of the public that re-homed them.

Sorry no more previous past news is available.