Hello from Holly Hedge!
We hope you, your friends and family, and your pets are staying safe and well. Here at Holly Hedge, our dogs and cats are enjoying extra love and attention from our amazing team, thanks very much to your support.
We have all been deeply touched by the kindness and support we have received over the last two months. You have sent us heartfelt personal letters, words of encouragement on our social media channels, as well as generous and very much appreciated donations. We want to thank you all for everything you’ve done and continue to do, without you all, we couldn’t continue our vital work.
We are missing our incredible army of volunteers dreadfully, but the best thing for our rescues is for you all to stay safe and keep well, the reunions will be so worth these trying months.
Since our last email our adoption procedure remains the same, you can read it here if you missed our last email. To protect our core team of animal carers and our visitors by minimising contact we continue to stay closed to the general public. We are still rescuing animals who need us, working extra hard to ensure all of our animals continue to receive the highest level of care. Our reduced office staff are answering enquiries as soon as possible, but please do bear with us as we are working through a backlog of enquiries.
Please bear with us as we learn to navigate through these new procedures and be reassured that we'll treat all adoptions on a case by case basis. We know there are wonderful loving homes out there, but we have to be thorough as having our animals come back to us due to an incompatible match would be devastating for them. Since the end of March we have rehomed 31 cats which helps us continue to save those that are struggling like Patch.
Patch was a stray found in Wales, and we are the third rescue shelter he has been in, as he was getting increasingly stressed in the last one that asked us to help. He’s understandably a nervous cat, but has nothing to worry about anymore. He is now in the hands of our amazing cattery team who will work with him to bring him out of his shell, and when he is ready to find his forever home, we will make sure it is everything he deserves and more.
Thank you all for your support and understanding as always. xx