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Latest News & Events

Volunteers Wanted!

May 9th, 2024|

VOLUNTEERS WANTED! Volunteers are absolutely vital to help Bleakholt and we really appreciate everyone who takes time to help us in any way. If you have a day, or even a couple of hours to spare to [...]

Bleakholt Phone lines change

March 27th, 2024|

Our phone lines are now open for an extra hour from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily! We do receive a very high volume of calls, so if we can't answer immediately, please bear with us! Thank [...]

Spring Raffle 2024

March 21st, 2024|

Friday 5 April 2024 - the Draw took place at 1 p.m. today. Congratulations to our 6 lucky winners who have all been notified. Huge thank you to everyone who took part - our animals are definitely [...]

Bowie’s safe haven

May 26th, 2023|

24th May 2023 and meet the beautiful Bowie. This poor boy was left tied to the gate at the Sanctuary this morning. Although micro-chipped, the number didn't tell us anything and there has been no answer at [...]

Never Off Duty!

May 17th, 2023|

THIS IS THE BEST STORY! Bleakholt staff were part of an amazing reunion this morning! Bleakholt Sanctuary Manager Karen Weed and Sallie Conroy, Rehoming Supervisor for Dogs, were at the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes Conference [...]

Our latest rescue

May 12th, 2023|

With a lot of help, we have just rescued a young Mum cat and her four kittens after they were dumped in nearby Haslingden. A cyclist found a lone kitten on Commerce Street, near to the busy [...]


March 2nd, 2023|

UPDATE 21 MARCH! Tree Planting day - and we're off! Fabulous turn out and things are going really well as you can see. Weather could be kinder, but....you know how it is! Huge thank you to all [...]

Some of our 2023 plans

January 6th, 2023|

We thought you would like to know just some of our plans for Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary for 2023 which we will be fundraising for. If anyone feels they can help with these, or you would like more [...]

Bleakholt Bookshop

November 9th, 2022|

Onsite Bookshop at the Sanctuary The big news is that our bookshop takings have just smashed £50,000!  THIS IS AMAZING! We are absolutely over the moon! For those who don't already know, we have a Bookshop on [...]

Calendar Boy Zeeke!

October 5th, 2022|

Zeeke is Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary’s calendar boy this year – and we really hope his cover story will get him a home! Zeeke is a three-year-old lurcher who has been at the Sanctuary for quite a while. [...]

Meet Gordon!

June 16th, 2022|

We have a new addition to our Goat Family - meet Gordon! Poor Gordon has spent some time living feral on the moors, so he really deserves this second chance at happiness. He won't be on his [...]

Weather eh?

October 19th, 2021|

What a lot of weather we've been having! Rain, rain, go away......! Our goats really don't like this heavy rain and they always look a bit miserable on goat mountain and head for the shelters. [...]

Introducing Yorick!

January 10th, 2020|

Introducing a new member of our fabulous Goat Family in December 2019 – Yorick, who is only 2 feet tall! We rescued Yorick when someone reported to us that he was wandering about on the moors with [...]

The Walsh Kennel Block

June 25th, 2019|

Mrs Dorothy Walsh - a Bleakholt Treasure We wanted to honour the dedication, hard work, support and loyalty of Dorothy Walsh by naming our new kennel block after her and her Family. Many of you will know [...]

A Cheeky hello….

April 9th, 2019|

..........from our smallest pig, Jamie! Jamie was part of the craze for micro pigs and would have only been the size of a cat back then. He was abandoned here back in 2014 and although quite small [...]

Help Us to Help Them

February 13th, 2019|

Safeguarding Our Future Most of you will know that as a Charity we rely solely on donations and legacies for our survival. We have made it our mission to take care of those who have no-one and [...]

Farm Life 2018

January 2nd, 2019|

We would like to send out a massive thank you from our Farm section to everyone who donated treats, fruit, veg and papers for bedding throughout the year. This really was a massive help and has saved [...]

Box Bunnies

December 14th, 2018|

14 December 2018 These two gorgeous girls were left in cardboard boxes on the road outside the Sanctuary two weeks ago. It's sad as always, but at least they ended up in a place that is safe, [...]

Volunteer Posts Available

November 21st, 2018|

Please note that you have to be over 18 to volunteer.   Is Reception work/admin duties your thing? Please make enquiries with our Sanctuary Manager, Karen Weed at the email address below. As always, we value your [...]

Microchipping our pets

September 6th, 2018|

Why take the risk? Please get your pet microchipped – you know it makes sense! All Bleakholt dogs (compulsory since 2016), cats & rabbits are chipped whilst staying with us before adoption. We have run a chipping [...]

Make way for the sunshine!

March 13th, 2018|

So we've had gales, snow, snowdrifts and freezing cold weather lately – but hurrah! today, Tuesday 13 March, we had some lovely sunshine! Here’s Jacob, Gary, rabbits Jenny, Sixpence & Tulula and Tulip all soaking up the [...]

Charlie cheers up!

February 22nd, 2018|

Let us introduce you to Charlie, who is our light Sussex Bantam cockerel. Charlie was not too happy in his old home as he was housed with 3 other cockerels and was being picked on. This is [...]

How we start our day….

January 18th, 2018|

Great start to the day. To cheer us all up before we started work, Leo told the funniest joke ever! hmmmm…...he wouldn’t tell us where he heard it though….. just pawsed for thought! So after the joke [...]

Rainbows and Clouds

September 14th, 2017|

  We consider ourselves very lucky to be able to work in such beautiful surroundings and have such wonderful views whilst we work. Not only that, but we are surrounded by all our amazing animals, giving their [...]

Arena chit-chat

January 6th, 2017|

Our new (recently completed) Equine Arena is going down a storm with our residents. The Arena is in use every day and we are continuing to see the benefits for our animals.  Our amazing team are doing [...]

Weight watchers diet?

December 7th, 2016|

Tilly is the latest addition to join our happy band of pigs. When she came to us she was extremely overweight and had to go on a very strict diet, which she was not at all happy about [...]

The beauty of bunnies

October 26th, 2016|

These gorgeous fluff balls pictured below are Billie and Anthony, sister and brother who were around 9 weeks old when they came to us. Their Mum was found on a playing field and kindly taken in by [...]


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