We are absolutely over the moon to announce that the Raccoons have moved out into their new home, and they love it! We are so very proud of this enclosure and we hope that you like it as much as we (and the raccoons) do too. It has taken months of hard work and a lot of kind donations to make it possible, but to see them so happy has made every day of work and each penny worth it!
Sophie and Fiona were seized from a private keeper by a Local Authority after being found in very poor conditions at a puppy farm. When we heard of their plight, we offered to foster them here at the sanctuary, and it soon became apparent that they were happy with us! They calmed right down and instantly bonded with some of our keepers. So rather than uproot them again, we decided to keep them here and give them the lives that they so deserve.
Following a crowdfunding campaign set up by one of our keepers and the very generous donations made by YOU, we were able to completely rebuild and re-purpose one of our old enclosures, to create this very happy home for them. We couldn’t have done this without the money that you helped us to raise, materials kindly donated, and the extremely hard work of John our maintenance manager!
Now for the first time in their lives, they can feel the sun on their backs, paddle in their own pool, climb, run, jump and play in what is our best accomplishment yet since we took on the mammoth task of trying to completely renovate this site. THANK YOU to all who have helped us, and we hope that you’ll come and see them soon!
Just some of the wonderful people who donated funding, materials and time to make our dream a reality - Chris Nock, Kym Pearce, Caroline Bell, Sian Westwood, Mitchell Payton, Katie Patrick, Carol Ravenhall, Jo Redhead, Helen Owen, Amy Taranaski, Zoe Westwood, Mike Davies, Eric Thompson, Annette Callear, Ann Parkes, Lydia Parker, Nicola Evill, Kieron Harper, Marie Cotton, Virginia Truslove, Lynn Grice, Vix Heyman, Rachel Gately, Claire Thompson, Steve Austin, Emma Powell (ThePunkyBunny), Laura Bulger (GreytFelties), Nick Powner (Rayton Electrical Wholesale Ltd), Carvers Building Supplies, Darlaston Builders Merchants, Asset Protection Team - West (Severn Trent), Selco Builders Warehouse, Dudley College Landbased Studies Students, and a number of anonymous supporters.