COVID-19 AND THE FUTURE OF BROCKSWOOD
Sadly, due to the current situation with COVID-19, for your safety, as well as the wider community, and the welfare of our team (all of us with jobs that we simply cannot carry out from home!), we have had to make the very difficult decision to remain closed until this changes, despite the financial problems this will cause us. As a not-for profit organisation, receiving NO outside funding, we completely rely on funds raised from your visits and kind donations. Our closed period during the winter is a particularly tough time for us financially without the funds that you help to raise by visiting, and with costs continuing to rise we look forward to spring knowing that this will improve.
As our hard working team continues to care for our many rescued animals, remaining closed will have an enormous impact on our funds, with it currently costing just under £3000 a week to look after the animals. This includes food, bedding, enrichment, medicines/veterinary bills, and utilities such as water rates/electricity, as well as rent paid to the council for the use of the site. These costs add up very fast!
You can donate through our JustGiving page HERE. Thank you!
We have never been in this position before and must admit that we are concerned for our future. We are so grateful to all of our amazing supporters for aiding our important work here so far, and hope that you will continue to do so now when we need you more than ever before. We have a HUGE vision for this sanctuary and so much more that we want to do here – if you are interested in this, you can find it all in our Three Year Strategic Plan, which covers much of the vision we have been working towards and the future that we want to secure for our animals with your help.
We hope that you will respect this decision that we have absolutely agonized over.
We hope that you, our wonderful community, are all safe and well. This is a difficult time that will have an impact on us all in one way or another, and we wish you all good health. Keep fighting – even if that simply means just staying at home! And we really hope to see you on the other side of this.
To those also still working to care for animals in need, keep up the amazing work! We hope that you have everything that you need at this time when critical supplies continue to rise in scarcity. If there is ever a time that we all needed to pull together, it is now.
The Brockswood Team.
Welcome to Brockswood
Brockswood Animal Sanctuary is based at the bottom of Catholic Lane in Sedgley, West Midlands. We care for and rehabilitate sick, injured, abused and in many cases abandoned and unwanted animals; giving them a safe and happy Forever Home here with us, whilst also endeavouring to restore and renovate the 'Cotwall End' site. Learn More
Visiting is just one of the many ways that you can support our important work here, and as a non-profit organisation, we could not exist without your help! Ideal for a family trip; once you step over the threshold, you will think you are in the middle of the English countryside, despite being just a short drive from the centre of Dudley or Wolverhampton.
Help us to help animals in need.
We are not government/council funded and rely entirely on the kindness and generosity of people like YOU. There are so many ways that you can help us, from making a donation, visiting us and learning more about our work, to sponsoring an animal, volunteering your time, or just telling others about us!
We are currently CLOSED until further notice due to COVID-19. We are closely following government advice and will re-open as soon as it is considered safe and responsible to do so. Thank you for your support at this time.