CHARITY SHOP CLOSURE
Wythall Animal Sanctuary’s Charity Shop in Cotteridge has ceased trading and, in spite of relaxation of the covid-19 “lockdown” rules, will not be reopening.
The Sanctuary’s Board of Trustees has regrettably had to take this decision because the size, shape, and layout of the Shop premises do not lend themselves to any degree of social distancing. Our priority is, and always will be, the safety of people - both Staff and customers - on our premises.
Sadly, after much consideration, the Board does not feel that it can provide that level of safety within the Shop premises; hence the Shop’s closure.
Wythall Animal Sanctuary’s Shop has been trading in Cotteridge for many years and it is very disappointing that it will no longer be part of the community. The Board, and indeed me personally, would like to thank everyone who has played their part in supporting the Sanctuary....staff, volunteers, customers and those who so kindly donated items for sale. I can assure you that your efforts have significantly helped the animals that we care for.
One final point....can I ask that anyone who has donations for the Sanctuary to please take them to one or more of the other very deserving Charity’s who will doubtless welcome them with open arms!
Thank you and stay safe,
David I Scott,
Chairman, Board of Trustee Directors.
We are now open for rehoming by appointment only. Obviously to be able to adhere to government guidelines we will not be open with visiting times as we were before, we have to make some changes:
We will be rehoming and viewing by appointment only for now, this is so that we are able to control the amount of people coming on to the premises and stick to social distancing. We do have a few animals that already have potential homes waiting, so we will be dealing with these first. We will call you over the next few days and arrange a day and time for you to come up. Please bare with us as there a few to arrange.
For the safety of our staff and the public, we will be doing virtual homechecks.
For the moment we are still on minimal staff, and have new cleaning procedures to go through each day, so things may take a little longer. Unfortunately we are not able to invite our volunteers back just yet.
All fundraising events have been cancelled throughout the summer, but we will be to continuing to fundraise online, so please keep following and sharing because the help of our supporters is needed now more than ever
Thankyou to everyone who has been supporting us so far, and for your patience those of you who have been waiting to rehome one of our animals. It is very much appreciated in these difficult times
Sadly the need to help animals does not stop even during pandemics! We have needed to be here to help animals in need throughout the crisis. Because of lock down procedures life has been different here at the Sanctuary. We have had a reduced team of staff continuing to work hard throughout. Of course we have missed out team of dedicated volunteers and hope to welcome them back one day.
Since lockdown regulations have been eased slightly we have been able to begin to re-home some of our animals and we are pleased to say that some of our long term rescues have found permanent or long term foster homes.
Delays in being able to get animals vaccinated and neutered due to veterinary surgeries only being able to provide a limited service has also meant a delay in animals being able to be offered up for adoption by us.
We are still here though offering help and advice and taking in animals in need as ever. We are still here to care for our resident animals.
We want to reassure YOU our supporters that we are still here helping our animal friends in need as we have been for the past 50 years.
At the difficult time your SUPPORT is more VITAL to us than ever.
These are ways that you can help us to help the animals.
Donate to our charity to keep our doors open to animals in need. To find out how to donate visit our Make a donation page on this web site.
We have set up a DONATION STATION in our car park so you are welcome to drop off a contactless donation of pet food or treats for the animals in our care.
Consider becoming a FRIEND of our charity by becoming a member or sponsoring one of our resident animals or areas.
Ordering on line? Add an item to our Amazon Wish List which will be delivered directly to us.
Some local Sainsbury’s have our food collection boxes in store drop an extra item in for our rescues when you do your weekly shop.
There are ways you can help us that will cost you nothing by supporting our social media sites on Facebook and Instagram by liking and sharing our animals, offers, competitions, appeals.
Consider remembering us in your will.
THANK YOU so much for continuing to support us we appreciate more than you will know.