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.

Give Kindness to a Rescue this Christmas

12 Days of Giving

The fantastic people at Ecclesiastical Movement for Good are kindly offering a donation of £1,000 to 120 charities over Christmas. Please click here to nominate us, our Charity Number is 294606.

By nominating us for their 12 Days of Giving you help us get one step closer to £1,000, which would be a huge help over the colder months as our outgoings skyrocket. The more nominations we receive, the greater the chance we have of winning, so please do spread the word and encourage your friends, family, colleagues and anyone else you can think of to nominate too!

Draws take place weekly until the 20th December.
Thank you for your support.

Christmas Card Contest 2019 (Updated 15 November 2019)

Our judges deliberated long and hard looking through the Christmas card entries (and went through many many cups of tea!) and we have our winners!

We are so grateful to all of you for helping them make a very difficult decision, in the end they couldn’t just choose 3 designs, so we have 4! Some of our artists included a little about themselves so we have included that if you click on the image.

There was such an abundance of creativity and talent, it’s been so lovely to see all your artwork and how much you all cherish your cats and dogs, our hearts are brimming with joy and gratitude to each of you who took part.

It’s the day you’ve been waiting for! The Christmas cards have arrived and they are stunning! Thank you so much to Aiden Lannon, Sophie Peters, Maddie Lannon and Caroline Beek who were our winning designers! You will find these lovely cards in our Sanctuary, in our charity shops and also at our Christmas fair with a limited number in our online shop. We hope you will love them as much as we do, all profits raised will go straight to our Sanctuary and caring for our rescues.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2019

The Christmas Shoebox Appeal asks that you help make Christmas special for those animals in Holly Hedge, by filling up a shoe box with cat or dog related products, and help make their Christmas special too.

Here at Holly Hedge, we are particularly in need of toys for the cats and dogs, as they really help with training and socialisation, which ultimately helps us rehome them.

For full information please see here.

Donations of Dry Dog Food

We are sorry but due to major storage issues we are only able to accept unopened and in date “Grain Free” or Veterinary Dry Dog Food at present. (Donations of tinned dog food is not affected).

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Paw Pals

Our aim at Holly Hedge is to find all the animals that we take into our care their fur-ever homes. Whilst they stay with us, you could help us to help them by becoming their Paw Pal.

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