Hillside Animals


Hillside Animal Sanctuary was set up in 1995, and now gives sanctuary to over 1000 rescued animals mostly saved from the intensive factory farming industry.

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Season's Greetings to our supporters from all at Hillside Animal Sanctuary...

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Thanks to everyone who suggested a name for the rescued deer. We have chosen 'Rose' as suggested by Jen. Other popular suggestions included Bella, Grace and Nibbles.

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Here's Ozzy, pondering a snowy day at Hillside. Ostriches Sharon,Kelly & Ozzy all enjoy this crisp winter's morn

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Some bad news for Bernard Matthews...

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An elderly Shire horse mare who came to us in July, has just surprised us with a foal 'Moonbeam' was born prematurely but is doing well.

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Please email us at contact.org.uk to suggest a name for the rescued deer pictured here...
Two deer were brought to us within two days of each other - both badly injured in road accidents. One, sadly, didn't survive his injuries. The other, shown above, is recovering well. We would like to name her based on the most popular suggestions received.

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Keeping warm - here's Honey, at a week old, snuggling up between his towel-wrapped hot waterbottles. When just a day-old, Honey brought to us after being found by a road. He is just one of many newly-born piglets that have come to us after falling from transporters when their mothers have given birth on the way to the slaughterhouse!

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We rescued this swan after she becoming entangled in fishing line...

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Apricot was brought to us after being attacked by a dog that unfortunately claimed the life of his 2 friends...

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Some chicks from tweet of 7 July, growing steadily on a natural diet, unlike in the factory farming industry

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Princess was found separated from her mother at only a few days old, trying to suckle from a boar on a pig farm

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Farmer left day-old broiler chicks (17) in a box at Norfolk Show this week after they'd been used as exhibits. Now safe at Hillside.

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We recently rescued this little pony, Sooty, with his donkey friend Jack. Sooty is already looking and feeling much better

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Our rescued Highlands with their calves (bulls now neutered) enjoying life at our West Runton Sanctuary by the sea

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Here are the Highland cows at the Sanctuary in West Runton enjoying the woodland which has been opened up for them

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Here's Primrose (from tweet of 29 Apr) with new friends at the Sanctuary, including Trixie, a rescued Jack Russell

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This wild pair of Egyptian geese that flew into Hillside obviously hadn't heard about our 'no breeding' policy!

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The Dartmoor foals have arrived safely and are settling in well to their new life together at the Sanctuary

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Kelly has come to the Sanctuary to join our other rescued ostriches, Sharon and Ozzy...

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We've been asked to help 5 Dartmoor foals like this one that are likely to go to slaughter unless we take them in...

If you would like to help with this rescue please donate via the link below:


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