All About Us!

Posted January 21st, 2012 by sarah

We are a small non-profit organisation based in Holbury in the New forest, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of unwanted animals.
Primarily we operate as a animal rescue, however we are passionate about educating owners on the 5 welfare needs that you are required by law as a owner to follow, by giving out this knowledge we hope that it will help prevent animals needing to come in to our care.
All Animal Rescue was founded by Sarah Mills and Ross Cheer 10 years ago, it is run from their home in Holbury. It is not a center that is open to the public, as all of the animals are kept in foster homes across the Southampton area.
Ross is a software engineer in his day job and Sarah is practice manager/unqualified nurse in her day job. Sarah is super lucky that Ross is so supportive of her passion for the rescue, his work wages pay for all the household bills and this allows her work wages to help pay for the day to day running of the rescue! This is also topped up by public donations and adoption fees.
Sarah has always been animal mad and looking through her photo’s the first time she was snapped helping on a rescue was at the early age of 7! She spent her childhood walking the neighbours’ dogs, following the herds of ponies on the forest learning about their behavior and taking in every bedraggled animal she could find, much to the annoyance of her family! They never knew what they would find in her room, when she was 10 she rescued a rabbit and made it a home in her wardrobe, needless to say it ate its way out and she was busted!!
As soon as she was old enough she was off pestering rescues to let her help, and she would not give up until they said yes! She would often be found doing all the horrible jobs like cleaning the kennels, picking up mountains of poo and cleaning cages, to prove she was worth having around. Sarah went on to work in many different rescues gaining as much knowledge and experience as she could.
Finally she met Ross, who was crazy enough to fall in love with this animal mad girl and she soon dragged him in to it and it was Ross that gave Sarah the courage and support to start her own Rescue, and that is where it all started.
Below is short video giving a brief overview of what we do and can now be found on YouTube
Click here to watch the video

Mertyl

Posted June 25th, 2017 by sarah

Mertyl is a 9 week old black and white female domestic short hair kitten. Mertyl came in with her sister Cleo as they had been found in a shed that was ready to collapse, with no mother in site and despite our best search to find her, we took the babies back to the rescue for hand rearing.
They both came in very weak, underweight and with very sore and infected eyes, however as you can see with their foster mums dedicated nursing they are thriving and healthy.

Mertyl is good with other cats, very comical, great with dogs and would make a wonderful addition to any household. Mertyl will not be ready to go to her new home until she is 12 weeks old.

Mertyl will be fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, up to date with all flea treatment and wormer and comes with 5 weeks free insurance. If you feel you could offer Mertyl a home, either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]

Cleo

Posted June 24th, 2017 by sarah

Cleo is a 9 week old tabby and white female domestic short hair kitten. Cleo came in with her sister Myrtle as they had been found in a shed that was ready to collapse, with no mother in site and despite our best search to find her, we took the babies back to the rescue for hand rearing.
They both came in very weak, underweight and with very sore and infected eyes, however as you can see with their foster mums dedicated nursing they are thriving and healthy.

Cleo is good with other cats, super affectionate, great with dogs and would make a wonderful addition to any household. Cleo will not be ready to go to her new home until she is 12 weeks old.

Cleo will be fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, up to date with all flea treatment and wormer and comes with 5 weeks free insurance. If you feel you could offer Cleo a home, either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]

Riffraff

Posted June 19th, 2017 by sarah

Riffraff is a 5 month old oriental x dsh kitten. Riffraff came in to the rescue with his brothers and sisters, sadly they had been removed by the RSPCA as their owner was not looking after them properly.

Riffraff is the most affectionate kitten you will ever meet, he is great with other cats, he does not like dogs and would make a great addition to any family home.

Riffraff is fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, up to date with all flea treatment and wormer and comes with 5 weeks free insurance. IF you feel you could offer Riffraff a home either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]

Abi

Posted June 19th, 2017 by sarah

Abi is a 9 week old silver tabby domestic short hair, female kitten. Abi came in with her mum and sisters, their mummy was a feral living in the back garden of a pub.

Abi is a funny little character, who is definitely going to be a one person cat.She gets on well with other cats and is not bothered by dogs. Abi would suit an adult home with no children.

Abi will not be ready to go until she is 12 weeks old, she will be fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, up to date with flea treatment and wormer and comes with 5 weeks free insurance. If you feel you can offer Abi a home either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]

Bella

Posted June 19th, 2017 by sarah

Bella is a 9 week old silver tabby domestic short hair, female kitten. Bella came in with her mum and sisters, their mummy was a feral living in the back garden of a pub.

Bella is a sweet natured kitten who gets on well with both cats and dogs, and will make a great playful addition to any family.

Bella will not be ready to go until she is 12 weeks old, she will be fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, up to date with flea treatment and wormer and comes with 5 weeks free insurance. If you feel you can offer Bella a home either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]

Cindy

Posted June 19th, 2017 by sarah

Cindy is a 9 week old silver tabby domestic short hair, female kitten. Cindy came in with her mum and sisters, their mummy was a feral living in the back garden of a pub.

Cindy is a funny little character, who is definitely going to be a one person cat.She gets on well with other cats and is not bothered by dogs. Cindy would suit an adult home with no children.

Cindy will not be ready to go until she is 12 weeks old, she will be fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, up to date with flea treatment and wormer and comes with 5 weeks free insurance. If you feel you can offer Cindy a home either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]

Elsie

Posted June 19th, 2017 by sarah

Elsie is a 3 year old domestic long haired, neutered female calcio torie cat. Elsie came in to the rescue as sadly her owner passed away.
Elsie is a very affectionate cat, but she is very shy in nature. This means she would suit a quieter home with no young children and maybe one other quiet cat. Elsie does not like dogs so a dog free home is a must.

Elsie is fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, up to date with all flea treatment and wormer and comes with 5 weeks free insurance. If you feel you could offer Elsie a home either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]

Archie – Reserved

Posted April 29th, 2017 by sarah

Archie is a 4 year old male neutered Whippet. Archie came in to the rescue as he was returned to his breeder as he has developed auto immune disease. His breeder is fantastic and is aware with his condition he is going to need as much promotion as possible to find his forever home, she would keep him herself but Archie needs a quieter home.

Archie is clean in house and sleeps in a crate at night, he is good with other dogs, however he is a talker and a lot of people miss judge this as him being grumpy, but he just has a lot to say for himself!! lol
He is great on the lead and loves a good cuddle!

He would suit a quieter household that wants a friend to keep them company on gentle strolls. Archie does have auto immune disease, this affects his joints, he is on 1 5mg steriod a day and for a two month supply it costs £9, on a day to day basis this is not an expensive condition.
However if he has a flare up, he could need hospitalization to bring this under control. This has only happened once, two years ago when his condition was first discovered and it cost his owner £500.
Sadly with this condition we can’t say how likely it is to happen again, he may never have a flare up again and may only need his steriods. So he will need a super special owner who is willing to take this amazing little chap on, as you will not be able to insure him for this condition.

Archie is neutered, micro chipped, up to date with all flea treatment and wormer and comes with 5 weeks free insurance (for any other condition and accidents). If you feel you could offer the gorgeous Archie a home, either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]

The Sad loss of our little Lard

Posted February 12th, 2017 by sarah

Sadly this weekend we have lost our oldest resident Guinea pig.

Lard came in to us as a failed breeding guinea pig, she ended up a permanent resident as nobody wanted to re-home her due to her red eyes. Lard soon became a favorite of everyone here due to her tough spirit! She took no nonsense from anyone and her ability to drag off vegetables 3 times her body weight while fighting off everyone else was nothing short of impressive.

Sadly old age hit our lady and a couple of months ago she developed Glaucoma, we knew that diabetes was the likely cause so she was closely monitored and sadly over the last couple of months she started to decline, this weekend she took at turn for the worst this weekend and we took the decision to have her put to sleep, as although her body had given up, her little heart was still going.

Thank you to everyone for your help and support in this time. We are in the process of organising the planting of trees for the scattering of ashes of the rescue animals.

Animal Foster Carers Needed!!!

Posted January 30th, 2017 by sarah

We are in need of foster homes for the following animals:

Cats
Dogs
Guinea pigs
Rabbits
Rodents for example Hamsters, rats, degus etc

All equipment, food, vet care and support is provided by the rescue. What we are looking for are people to provide a roof over their head, training, guidance and understanding to get them ready for a new home.

Fostering is Ideal for people who like holidays and can’t commit to a animal full time. We have a few foster’s that are retired and go on regular holidays, they just let us know when they are away and when they are able to foster and we make sure they have a pet.

Some of the animals we get in to the rescue just need a little tlc and a roof over their head until we can find them a good home.
Some however have come in because they have never been given any training, brought for all the wrong reasons and then passed from home to home. These animals can be challenging and I won’t lie can push all of your buttons, wee in your house, chew things they shouldn’t etc!!
They just need boundaries, routine, consistency and with hard work and determination can be brought round. There is nothing more rewarding than taking a animal from death row who is completely messed up, unscrambling the mess and then seeing them in there new home happy and content!

Have a spare room, foster a cat! a spare room will be way bigger than a cattery and they will get used to all the sounds and smells of living in a house, as long as you have time in your day to spend with them they would be more than happy.

Fostering is not easy!!! It can be heart breaking you win some and you lose some, some will get right under your skin and it will be heart breaking to see them go to their new homes. Some will be so messed up that they will push you to your limits! But the good times way out weight the bad times. I love going to see one of the animals I have fostered in their new home, happy, settled and content. It is a feeling money can’t buy!