March 2013

March 2013

 

The Saplings were planted on the 13th march. It took two days to get all of the saplings planted. After the two days of feeling exhausted we were left with a huge sense of achievement. They were planted alongside our field to provide future hedges for wildlife, shelter for our animals and more trees for the environment. Our aim is plant lots of new trees of different species around the sanctuary to help with drainage (willow), shelter for the animals (hawthorn hedge) woodland area to encourage wildlife, and lots more. We have had a permaculture adviser to come and assess our land to see how we can make the sanctuary more efficient for our animals, and environmentally friendly. We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on the matter.

Over the last month it has felt as if winter will never end. Where has all of the sunshine that we usually get in the spring! We were hoping that our land would be dry enough to let our animals back out into their paddocks. Lets keep our fingers crossed for some nice dry weather very soon.

 

Saplings 

 

Toby our 21 year old Labrador has sadly died. He had been a permanent resident at the sanctuary for seven years. When he was 14 years old he was taken to a vet to be pts as apparently he had bitten someone. Toby was also mistreated and was locked in a bedroom with no water for days which left him with a permanent sunk in head. He also was left with mental health issues as his old owners used to shout a lot, resulting in toby being locked away which caused him to constantly try and catch his tail. Toby was a lovely boy and never showed any aggression towards anyone here at the sanctuary, he was very popular amongst volunteers and loved to steal sandwiches!
A few days ago he started to go off his food, after taking him to our vet it was discovered that he had Cancer and it would be kinder for him to be pts. He will be sadly missed.