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.
Wednesday, 27th May
Following our heartbreaking news yesterday, we wanted to let you know that our other animals are all absolutely fine, and we are putting all of our efforts into keeping them safe! We have moved them all together a little closer so that we can easily keep an eye on them during the day, and are now taking it in turns to carry out patrols to protect them throughout the night. We're so upset and angry that it has come to this, but we will do whatever is needed to keep our animals safe.
This is sadly not the first time that we have been targeted and this concerns us; but the fact is, these criminals were able to get on and off our sanctuary far too easily! While we have raised funds in the past for the CCTV system that your kind donations bought us, it is now evident that we need to go beyond this and opt for a FULL Security Upgrade.
Why haven’t we done this before? We simply cannot afford it. The welfare of our animals is paramount but as a not-for-profit relying entirely on your donations, all funds raised have had to be spent on the care of our animals; feeding, cleaning, veterinary treatment, etc. – near £3,000 a WEEK in fact.
Now it is evident that to completely safeguard our animals, we MUST achieve this. We MUST do everything possible to raise the funds needed to keep their home safe. This will involve upgrades such as new padlocks for enclosures, wider CCTV and alarm system coverage, security lighting, and most importantly, COMPLETELY securing our perimeter fences against intruders.
We've priced everything up and the target is huge, but EVERY SINGLE PENNY raised will go towards this – keeping our animals SAFE and SECURE. Our animals rely entirely on us to keep them safe, and we do not want to let them down. This is their Forever Home and it’s time to make sure it stays that way!
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 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 find lots of ways to support us at this time 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, 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.
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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 - please see our Reopening FAQ for more information about this. Thank you for your support at this time.