Latest News

Tomorrow at 8pm we will be featured on the ITV show Countrywise
This kind of publicity could help bring much needed awareness on Hedgehogs and what we do on a daily basis.
Tune in at 8pm, ITV Monday 26th October.

Thank you! :) x

Well we have been so ridiculously busy this last few weeks that no one has had time to update the page/group ! We have 25 kittens mostly nearly ready to go and as usual a lot of beautiful adults, so please don't be shy and spread the word. Included in them are cats/kittens that Alley cats and kittens were unable to accommodate so it's nice to be able to help and work together.

We are also taking up to 10 sick hedgehogs a day which is overwhelming our resources and very worrying as this should be the quiet time, at the moment we have 80 plus in care.

Today has also seen 4 unwanted guinea pigs arrive who will be ready for their new homes after a vet check. We were happy to accommodate 3 budgies last week that will be integrated in our large Avairy in the near future.

So ponies, donkeys, goats, sheep, geese. ducks. chickens, small birds, rabbits and resident cats are all healthy and happy, more information to follow. 

If you can volunteer and help at all please give us a call


Abby a young female cat found herself abandoned in a shopping bag outside Rufford Veterinary Group heavily pregnant on Thursday 30th July. She is beautiful and very loving cat, still only really a kitten herself, Abby gave birth yesterday to 4 beautiful kittens and Mum and babies are doing very well. We are desperate for funding and emergencies like this are pushing us close to the edge. Please help if you can. The name Abby was derived from ABandoned kittY


Thank you to everyone who attended our Open Afternoon! We have raised £584!

We are so grateful for your support. We hope you all had a fab time meeting Birds of Prey and our Animals smile emoticon We hope to see you at our next big event, our Family Fun Day on the 9th September!

Thanks again everyone!!

Here is our tiny fox cub which was rescued from a garden in Southport by staff at Woodlands.

The cub was found by a couple who were concerned about his welfare, with mum was nowhere to be seen..

When he arrived he was very hungry, after a good feed, staff completed a 220 mile round trip to take him to a specialist rescue center in Cumbria.

“The centre staff think he is around four weeks old and they will now continue his rehabilitation until he is big enough to release back into the wild.”

Woodlands Animal Sanctuary was delighted when Ian from Birkdale came forward and said he would like to raise money for the shelter. Ian has done something for us that nobody has ever done before!!

A naked bike ride through Manchester!

Ian took part in the Manchester leg of the World Naked Bike Ride on 12 June to raise funds for the Woodlands Animal Sanctuary.

We would like to thank Ian for raising funds for the Sanctuary!

Here is another admission today, "Belle" she was dumped in a closed wheelie bin outside some flats and only saved because her terrified crying
was heard by a flat owner several storeys up who thank god was a decent human being.

After asking around the next morning several people recalled a man trying to give a kitten away as he was moving and must have decided to dump her in the bin with the rubbish on his way out !! She is safe now :)

Many thanks to all who attended our Reptile special open day, we raised £757.52! Huge thanks to North West Reptile Group for attending today!

The small animals really benifit from the lush summer grass


Newsletter Signup

Go to top