Welcome to Holly Hedge
Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is a local independent charity that rescues and rehomes unwanted, abandoned and often mistreated cats and dogs. We receive no funding from the government or National Lottery and rely on the generosity and goodwill of our supporters to keep our kennel and cattery doors open. It costs approximately £650,000 every year to run – that’s over £1,780 each and every single day. We rescue and rehome around 1000 animals each year finding loving and responsible new homes for each and every one of them. No animal is put to sleep unless we are advised that it is in their best interest to do so by a veterinary surgeon, this decision is never taken lightly.
Please note that we are unfortunately closing the cattery to public viewing until further notice due to an outbreak of cat sneezing which we are hoping to prevent escalating further. We have many elderly, young and poorly cats who are very vulnerable and as the sneezing is airborne we must limit footfall to reduce the risk of spreading the illness.
We are so sorry for the inconvenience but to ensure the welfare of all of our feline residents we hope you can understand that prevention is better than cure, so please bear with us whilst we try to maintain our high standards of cleanliness and care and give extra cuddles whilst they are with us and maybe feeling a bit poorly.
Thank you so much.
Advance Warning of Road Closure – 18th February to 1st March 2019
Wild Country Lane will be closed at the Long Ashton end of the Lane and access to Holly Hedge will be via the A38/Barrow Lane only. There will be a diversion in place. Please see here for a map showing our location. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Applications for Dog Walking and Cat Cuddling Volunteers
We have recently received a large number of applications for dog walking and cat cuddling volunteers, and as our inductions are done weekly we are pausing applications for now until everyone who is currently on the waiting list has had their induction. Please check back here to know when the list has been reopened, we are sorry for any disappointment.