Sunday 4th November proved to be a celebratory day weather wise, support wise and new project wise.

Under blue skies and sunshine, animal lovers looked on as three lots of red ribbon were cut to open three new ventures.

Four new kennels mean four more dogs will benefit from luxury accommodation at the sanctuary whilst awaiting their forever home. Each kennel has been sponsored by generous donators. Plaques celebrate their generosity.

In addition, main block, housing eight kennels, has been renovated with much improved drainage installed, energy efficient heating and contemporary interiors for the comfort of the ‘residents’. This area will be fondly known as the Ann P block after Ann Prosser, the original founder of the charity.

A new enclosed outdoor adventure playground, referred to as The Catio allows the cats to spend time outdoors, fulfilling their curiosity and natural instincts. Proving to be a big hit, prospective adopters can now view the cat in a more natural environment, seeing their personalities and individual characters emerge in a stimulating setting.

To celebrate the event, JMS Ukuleles provided music and song, our wonderful supporter, Dawn McCormick baked and decorated a truly magnificent and intricately adorned two-tiered cake complete with fairy lights! Certificates were presented to volunteers to show appreciation of their time and commitment to the charity. S.A.R.A. wishes to sincerely thank all parties involved in the projects including builders, contractors, supporters, volunteers staff and friends.

Extra accommodation brings with it an increased work load, thus new volunteers are needed to be part of the S.A.R.A. team.

For further details, please contact 01642 488108 or email sara.foxrushfarm@btconnect.com.

Roxie came to S.A.R.A. as an 11wk old puppy with a severe skin condition. Roxie was far too small for the kennels and needed very close care with regular baths, drops and vet visits. Roxie spent the next few months with her dedicated team of foster carers who kept up with all of her medical needs. One of our foster carers and their family fell in love with Roxie and decided to adopt her which was fantastic news! Roxies treatment is ongoing to this day.

The Riddler came to S.A.R.A. in 2016. The Riddler has neurological issues and could not cope with life in the cattery. She is now in a lovely foster home where she lives with two other cats ๐Ÿ™‚

Rags came to S.A.R.A. at the end of 2017. He was in a terrible state. Rags had a whole host of ailments that needed urgent medical care. He had a chronic skin condition and a chronic ear infection with green puss oozing out of his ears. His skin was red raw with little fur. Rags is one of the worst cases we have seen here at S.A.R.A. Now, Rags is in a foster home with one of our volunteers who has dedicated so much time to his medical needs. Including, endless visits to the vets, baths, ointments, drops and most importantly, TLC! Rags has taken everything in his stride and does not have a bad bone in his body ๐Ÿ™‚

Louis and Hallie are a beautiful pair of six month olds. Louis and Hallie came to S.A.R.A. separately but were desperate to play with each other! They are now totally inseparable!! They love playing together in the catio and zooming around! Louis and Hallie would be looking for a home where they will have plenty of space to run around. Louis and Hallie could live with children and other pets. RESERVED

Snow and Phoebe are a lovely pair of 10yr old cats who are brother and sister. They came to S.A.R.A. following a change in their owners circumstances. We are looking for a home where they would be the only pets. Both are really affectionate. Snow will come over for a fuss where Phoebe prefers a fuss in her bed ๐Ÿ™‚

Mimi is a three year old cat who came to S.A.R.A. because her owner sadly passed away.ย  Mimi is a very sweet and gentle cat who loves the company of volunteers and playing in the cat pen. We feel Mimi would ideally suit a quiet home. Mimi could potentially live with another cat of a similar temperament.

Maisie is a fairly small, delightful, 6 year old Staffy X. She adores people, is good with children, loves to play with a ball, enjoys her walks and laps up as much TLC as she can get.

Maisie would be best suited to a home where she is the only pet.

If you feel you could offer Maisie her forever home or would like more information, contact Carol on 07952181396 or E mail dogs.distress@talktalk.net OUT ON TRIAL

Milo is a very handsome 2yr old who came to S.A.R.A. when his owner sadly passed away. Milo loves to snooze on his cat tree and will happily watch the world go by. Milo enjoys the company of our volunteers. Milo has recently started going out in the catio where he is enjoying exploring and sniffing aroundย  ๐Ÿ™‚ Milo would be looking for a home with no young children.

Smudge is an 8 year old male who came to S.A.R.A. following a change in owners circumstances.ย  Smudge loves nothing more than to snooze throughout the day but will soon wake when our cat cuddlers come in as he loves spending time with people.ย  Smudge would be looking for a quiet home where he can get lots of attention:) Smudge would have to be an only pet and could live with older children 8+years.