Holly Hedge December Newsletter
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Help support our animals this Christmas at Holly Hedge

All I Want For Christmas...Is YOU! If our Holly Hedge animals could talk – or sing, like Mariah Carey! – it would definitely be their song...

When Christmas comes around, we expect to have up to a hundred dogs and cats spending the festive season with us and trying to make the best of things....when all they really want for Christmas is to share a proper home with loving, caring owners. And for a sad few, this won’t be their first Holly Hedge Christmas. Maddie, our gentle, easy-going Rottweiler, enjoyed  ten very special Christmases ... until her owner passed away just before Christmas last year. She came to us on 12th December 2016. Maddie was sadly preparing for her second Holly Hedge Christmas; an older girl at 11 who deserved to spend the next bit of her life with someone who will love her even more than we did. We are so happy to report this week Maddie got her Christmas wish and was adopted in to her new Forever Home. But it’s still the second Holly Hedge Christmas for Marley, Poppy, Jet and Karla – to name a few, all living on memories of happier family Christmas times. 

We do everything we can at Holly Hedge to make our residents Christmas as nice as possible, we heat the floors in our kennels over the colder months, and we also make sure everyone gets a delicious Christmas dinner and wrapped presents on Christmas day - even Christmas stockings! If you are able to help by adopting one of our wonderful four legged friends in to you own home please get in touch, if not perhaps you can donate to our Christmas campaign to help us with the extra costs involved over these busy months.

Please click here to make a donation to Holly Hedge this Christmas.

We are so grateful for the help of our supporters, staff and volunteers over the Christmas period and from all at Holly Hedge we wish you a very Meowy Christmas and a Woofing New Year!



Nelson arrived at the sanctuary as a stray. It is obvious that he has had a really tough time lately arriving very malnourished with yeast infections, cysts on his front paws, and one very swollen and sore eye. Nelson had surgery for Entropion which sadly may have been this way for some time. A shy boy who jumps at every load bang, we cannot imagine what he has experienced. It breaks our hearts to see how much he loves a cuddle and craves human affection and he has the most wonderful nature. All we wish for him now is a warm bed, good food, all the TLC and veterinary care he needs in his perfect forever home. He will suit a quiet home with plenty of company.
If you would like to find out more about Nelson then please contact us today!

These two poor kittens were found under a bush with their Mum. Luckily they came to Holly Hedge where they could learn to be around people and find a loving forever home.  They are still a little nervous of people but are getting there slowly, so will need a quiet, patient home.

If you have a big heart and a lot of love to give, these kittens would love to meet you.

If you would like to find out more about these lovely felines then please contact us today!
Click here to see more of our animals in need of loving homes
2018 Holly Hedge Calendars on sale now!

Our wonderful 2018 Holly Hedge Calendar is now on sale! Order your lovely A4 size now via our online shop, by popping in to the sanctuary or Clevedon shop, emailing us or calling the sanctuary. 
Thank you to all the lovely animals that entered the competition - if only there were more months in a year as you were all worthy winners!
2018 Bath Half Marathon Registration is Open!

We are still looking to brave participants to support us in the 2018 Bath Half Marathon.
Shake off those excess Christmas pounds and help raise much needed funds for Holly Hedge in the iconic 'Bath Half’ - one of the longest established and most popular running events in the UK. Email us for more details and to register for a place today - we are still desperate for runners so please get in touch and help support our four legged friends in 2018!
For more information or to register to take part please email us.

Dry January

This January make it your New Years resolution to turn down the tipple and give up alcohol for the entire month whilst also raising much needed funds for Holly Hedge.
Perhaps it's not alcohol you want to give about chocolate, meat or the use of animal products? The possibilities are endless!
Please email us  for more information or to receive a fundraising pack.
A HUGE thank you!

We would like to say a HUGE heartfelt thank you to all of the staff, volunteers and supporters that have helped us over the last month.

We would like to say a special thank you to Bunnings Warehouse for allowing us to host a sausage sizzle to raise money for our animals. We would also like to say a special thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers that braved the cold and helped on the day.

We are so thankful for their kindness and support to our sanctuary.
If you would like more information on ways you can support us please email us
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Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary Wild Country Lane Barrow Gurney Bristol BS48 3SE

Telephone: 01275 474719                         Email:

Registered Charity Number: 294606

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