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Our Sanctuary Animals

At Holbrook we rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals from many different backgrounds. Sometimes we are unable to rehome animals due to health or behavioural issues and they therefore remain with us to live out their natural lives in a happy, comfortable and loving environment. If you would like to find out more about how you can help our sanctuary animals by way of sponsorships please email : OR to set up a regular payment please click on the 'please sponsor me' button below each picture. Alternatively join our sanctuary club from £2 per month. You'll find our bank details on the donate page.

Our Future


Bertie lived at Holbrook for a number of years. Little is known of Bertie’s history, but we do know that he originates from Azerbaijan..
Bertie was loved by everyone who knew him at Holbrook and despite him displaying neurological behaviour which meant he sadly could not be rehomed, he had a long and happy life at Holbrook where he was utterly adored!


You wouldn't know it to look at him now but Whisper has had a tragic past. He was abandoned without food or water. By the time he was rescued he was so weak that he had to be carried. To begin with food had to be liquidised so that he could eat it. It was some time before we realised Whisper wasn't quite right. He's a real character who can be very vocal, particularly when he wants his dinner.

Dizzy and Peggy Sue

Dizzy the brown goat and Peggy Sue the white and brown one, arrived recently. They are both ten years old and are spending their retirement with us!


Ollie, our big boy is about 10 years old. He's had a rough time in the past and rehoming hasn't been successful due to some behavioural issues. So Holbrook is now his forever home and he loves it. He's the boss and is very loyal to Laura, who runs Holbrook. For such a big boy he also has a very gentle side and loves a cuddle.


This is our lovely boy Molly. Yes he is called Molly! No one can quite remember why. Molly was one of two young sheep found in a field with pneumonia. They had no one to care for them so were adopted by Holbrook. Molly is about 7 now and enjoying life. He lives very happily with another sheep, the goats and the pony. He's an affectionate boy, he loves a cuddle.


Blossom spent her early years on a housing estate until she was evicted. Her owners loved her but couldn't keep her so she was rehomed at Holbrook. She has something called EMS, a bit like diabetes, and has to take daily medicine. She's a delightful girl who is totally spoilt. She has her own little box with her brushes in and volunteers love grooming her. Some even sing to her. She's also quite a character, try getting her in at night when she's munching the grass.


Stanley came to Holbrook after living a limited life, not going outside and lacking any social interaction. When he first arrived he was scared of everyone and everything. After months of working with him to build his confidence, he now loves running free at Holbrook and enjoys playing with the other dogs. Due to his traumatic past, he is now his happiest at Holbrook and will stay as a sanctuary dog.


Freddie has been living at Holbrook since he was a puppy. His family had tried several sanctuaries before arriving at Holbrook. Poor Freddie was car sick by then so, despite having no vacancies, we took him in. Freddie is a complex, intelligent boy who is much loved by the volunteers. He is fascinated by the goats and spends ages just watching them. Freddie has been rehomed by some lovely families in the past but unfortunately things haven't worked out largely due to his guarding behaviour.


Sammy is an Arab racehorse but unfortunately wasn't good enough to race. She was rehomed again and again but none of the homes worked out. Eventually she was rescued by Holbrook and now spends her days happily grazing in our field.


Lola is part of our little goat herd. He (yes another one with a girls name!!) was living with a loving family but their other goat died. So he came to Holbrook and is now Beavis's friend. Such a cute character, he is very friendly and just loves to be stroked. He has become great friends with Molly the sheep and they spend ages play head butting.


Bournville was unwanted and rehomed at Holbrook as a companion to Molly. He's a bit timid but has come out of his shell in recent months. He lives with Blossom, Lola, Molly and Beavis.


Beavis needed to be rehomed due to a change in his families circumstances. He's a lovely little goat who is full of character. Loves to tease the dogs when he's safely in his enclosure. He lives happily with the pony, sheep and other goat.


Monkey is about 8 years old and has stage 2 kidney failure. We're not sure how long she will be with us but we try and make every moment special. She's got a huge personality and has been nicknamed Monkey. She runs around and plays with the other dogs for hours, giving no sign that she's ill. She enjoys every minute and we hope with all our hearts that there will be many, many more minutes to come.


Scampi is Holbrook's very own grumpy old man. He came to us when his previous family couldn't look after him anymore. It takes a long time to get know Scampi and build his trust. However he has formed a bond Laura and therefore it was decided he would stay and call Holbrook his home. All our volunteers have a soft spot for this little character.

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