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Closed 07/07/2019

raised of £800 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £800 to build a home for our rescued Raccoons

    Funded on Sunday, 7th July 2019

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    Sophie and Fiona were seized from a private keeper by a Local Authority after being found in very poor conditions at a puppy farm (the dogs have all been rescued and re-homed as well). These poor Raccoons were locked in a cage, with food and water just pushed through the bars each day. Raccoons are very clever, and active animals, and must have been going absolutely stir crazy in these conditions!

    When we heard of their plight, we offered to foster them here at the sanctuary, and it soon became apparent that they were happy with us! They calmed right down and instantly bonded with one of our keepers and have even started to respond to training. So rather than uproot them again, we’d love to keep them here and give them the lives that they so deserve.

    So... We have an enclosure space in mind, but it needs a lot of work before we can call it Home for them. After being stuck in a little cage for so long, we want them to have the best outdoor enclosure that we can possibly build for them and turn their lives completely around.

    Raccoons love to climb and play. They’re very clever animals, and very active, so we need to build an enclosure with all of this in mind so that they have lots to do and explore, and never become bored. We want them to have a nice warm shelter from the elements, as well as some features with our wonderful supporters and visitors in mind so that you can also enjoy seeing them as much as we do!

    They’re safe and sound in our Quarantine facility at the moment, but we can’t wait to get them out! Now we just need the materials to begin to create their new Forever Home.



    • Claire Thompson4 years ago
      Claire Thompson

      Claire Thompson

      4 years ago

      We are absolutely over the moon to announce that the Raccoons have moved out into their new home, and they love it! We are so very proud of this enclosure and we hope that you like it as much as we (and the raccoons) do too. It has taken months of hard work and YOUR kind donations to make it possible, but to see them so happy has made every day of work and each penny worth it! THANK YOU for supporting us, and we hope that you’ll come and see them soon!

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    • Claire Thompson4 years ago
      Claire Thompson

      Claire Thompson

      4 years ago

      It’s taken longer than we’d hoped, and we’ve gone slightly over budget, but the end is near! • The outside structure is complete and the roof is on, and rear wall re-pointed. • We have running water and a pool for them to splash and play in! • The inside walls are finished and ground landscaped. • Fun areas for climbing and hiding have been created. • Paths and steps for Keepers have been laid. We’re SO close to finishing. Electrics are now being put in for light and heating, and some finishing touches here and there, but it’s almost time!

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    • Claire Thompson5 years ago
      Claire Thompson

      Claire Thompson

      5 years ago

      Work has begun on digging and putting in the foundations for their indoor shelter, and pipes/a tap are being put in so that there will be a constant supply of fresh water; a much-needed addition as Raccoons like a constant access to fresh, clean water to dunk and wash their food and "hands" in! This water supply will also extend to the Owl aviaries next door, which will make our work MUCH easier as we are currently spending hours going backwards and forwards with watering cans to clean and fill up their pools! Thanks again for your support!

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    • C Nock

      C Nock

      Oct 25, 2018

      Lets get started 😀


    • Kym Pearce

      Kym Pearce

      Oct 16, 2018

      Every little helps. Cant wait to meet them!




      Oct 3, 2018


    • Sian Westwood

      Sian Westwood

      Oct 3, 2018


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      Oct 1, 2018

    • Mitchell payton

      Mitchell payton

      Sep 28, 2018

      Hope it helps, keep up the hard work all you guys do.. all animal keepers and volunteers!!


    • Katie Patrick

      Katie Patrick

      Sep 26, 2018

      Hope this helps support the good work you keepers do at Brockswood 💜


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    Claire Thompson

    Claire Thompson

    I am an Animal Keeper at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary. Often spending more time here than at home, these animals soon become your best friends and much-loved family, and we all want the best for our family don’t we? Together we can give them the happy lives that they do deserve!

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