SOS - Save Our Sanctuary

On May 6th 2021, in the Yeovil County Court, the judgement was made AGAINST Jeannie and Paul and in favour of their Landlord. This means that they WILL BE EVICTED from their home of close on 30 years sometime in the next 3 months.
Jeannie's health has suffered greatly as a result of the stress and anxiety caused by this action. She is due to undergo MAJOR SURGERY for a serious life-threatening condition within the next month. Unbelievably, the Judge in the court proceedings ignored these medical facts, not to mention to fact that Jeannie, Paul and all the rescue animals at Phoenix PAWS Rescue have NO HOME to move into, nor the means to fund a relocation.
Jeannie and Paul do, however, own a paddock ten minutes' walk away from their home. But they will need practical help and donations to relocate themselves and the animals.
These are the priority requirements:
* A mobile home/static caravan/cabin for Jeannie and Paul to live in. A good quality secondhand one would be acceptable.
* Sheds and outbuildings for the animals to live safely and comfortably.
* Practical help from PAWS supporters to physically help to move Jeannie and the animals to the paddock.
* Help from PAWS supporters to possibly foster some of the animals on a temporary basis, if necessary.
* Once relocation has - hopefully - taken place, volunteers to help with the animals and the rescue.
So PLEASE, if you can make a donation to help Jeannie, Paul and the animals in their time of need, this would be greatly appreciated.


Phoenix PAWS is one of the only sanctuaries that takes birds and animals others refuse as being regarded as 'pests', such as pigeons. Recently we have been inundated with pigeons needing help, from babies to injured adults.  We have a firm non-destruction policy for any bird or animal with a quality of life, knowing from experience that if any creature is happy and content it will thrive.  So we have many pigeons etc. that cannot go back to the wild for various reasons.  We therefore urgently need to build new aviaries plus a secure flight unit for young pigeons and birds to learn to fly properly before release.  Many of our animal units also badly need repairs and renewal, especially if these are to be moved to a new location.

Unfortunately, we have lost two regular fundraisers. This has meant a 50% drop in our regular monthly income causing huge problems.  We struggle with costs ever going up, managing only to afford the food and bedding etc. for the residents but not leaving enough for the extras we need, let alone the costs of relocating the sanctuary.

Please can you help those like Walter (pictured) to have the safe and secure home they, like all creatures in need deserve to have.  

Thank you for your support on behalf of the birds and animals in need.


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