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Stock the sleigh

We’re appealing for kindness this Christmas, to help the thousands of animals who are facing neglect and cruelty over the festive season.

While for many, Christmas is a time to celebrate kindness to our friends, family and pets – our inspectors are braced to see some of the worst acts of cruelty to animals over the long winter nights.

Staff and volunteers […]


Ronnie, a Tribute…

This post is a sombre one. Ronnie, a cat who was adopted from us some four years ago, has sadly passed away at the grand old age of nineteen. We wish to pay tribute, in some small way, to Ronnie. To this marvellous, this delightful, this glorious old boy. To his shining eyes and his boundless spirit. A boy for […]


An Appeal for Seven Special Kittens…

You walk into their room and are met by wide, fearful eyes. Staring from beneath blankets, from behind covers, out of hidey holes and through gaps. Like ghosts or faeries. But no, these are kittens – only a few months old – who have come into our care from particularly difficult situations. Situations where their exposure to humans has been […]


As seen in the Derbyshire Times…

You might’ve read in the Derbyshire Times this past week about a 9 week old Staffy-X puppy called Oscar, whose gorgeous face and shining eyes belie a difficult past. He was found by refuse collectors tied amongst some bins. He was rubbish. Worthless. This baby boy, who has brightened the lives of everyone he has met whilst in our care, […]


Cats, Cats, Glorious Cats…

We are inundated at the minute with a cavalcade of cats, a multiplicity of moggies. But no matter how many there are, our cats are dazzling in their diversity. Like snowflakes, none two are the same. From the young to the old, the big to the small, long-coated to short-furred, sit-on-your-knee types to the playful types to the more independent […]


Fun Dog Show 2018

What an amazing day we had at this years Fun Dog Show! Thank you so much to our sponsors (especially Dunston Lodge, Spire Workwear and Hunters Estate Agents), stall holders, volunteers, judges, cakes and prize donors and of course to all of you for the fantastic turn out and support that you gave. We raised […]