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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.

Applications for Dog Walking and Cat Cuddling Volunteers

We are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening applications to volunteer with the animals at the sanctuary. However some restrictions will still apply due to the high numbers of volunteers currently attending.

CAT CUDDLING
We are currently only looking for weekday volunteers, ideally for Mondays or Fridays, who can commit to volunteering at least twice a month and for a minimum term of 6 months due to the training and time involved. Inductions are held on a Thursday at 3pm. Please note there is still a waiting list for inductions.

Alternatively, if you are able to dedicate your time on a weekly basis and would like to be more heavily involved with the daily care of our feline residents, then we are also looking for help with cleaning and feeding the cats, working alongside the team to provide necessary enrichment. This position would need you to commit to a half/whole day on a set day per week on a regular basis. Applicants would need to be over 18+ and able to work unsupervised. Some experience with cats would be an advantage. For this role please email our Cattery Manager directly at lucinda@hollyhedge.org.uk for more information

DOG WALKING
We are currently only looking for volunteers who can attend on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday who can commit to volunteering at least twice a month and for a minimum term of 6 months due to the training and time involved.

Please be advised that we walk dogs in the wood that is adjacent to the kennels and that the path in the wood is muddy throughout the year and some dogs will pull on the lead. Therefore a reasonable degree of fitness and agility is required by our dog walkers.

If you can commit to either role as required then please complete the Volunteer Application Form to apply to join our amazing team. Many thanks

Be Fergus’s Hero

Did you see Fergus on the THIS MORNING sofa!!! which you may have seen on ITV. This special little boy has his very own appeal and to read his story please see here.

This delightful puppy will be looking for a new home soon, however due to his special requirements, please only email info@hollyhedge.org.uk to express an interest. Thank you.

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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