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


Posted February 26th, 2017 by sarah

Misty is a 8 year old grey and white domestic shorthair female cat. Misty came in to the rescue as her owner is having a baby and is worried about emptying litter trays, due to the risk to the baby.

Misty is a super shy cat until she gets to know you, she loves to hide under blankets!! She is not good with other cats, dogs or young children, she has also always lived as a house cat, so she will need to go to a home that really wants a house cat.
Misty loves a cuddle and really needs her forever home and forever person to keep her company.

Misty 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 can offer Misty a home either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]


Posted February 25th, 2017 by sarah

Max is a 6 year old German Shepherd cross Staffordshire bull terrier, male neutered. Max came in to us as his owner is very ill with cancer and is no longer able to care for him, recently she has had a fair few visits to the hospital which have required Max to be left on his own for long periods of time, with someone coming in just to feed him and let him out for a wee.

Max’s owner has been ill for quite some time, so Max has gone several years without being walked and having a social life, because of this he has shown mild signs of human guarding (just a growl at other dogs when he is getting a fuss) I think he has recently spent so much time alone that he wants to make sure he gets all the attention, however with correction, this has settled well.
Max is great in the house, he is good with cats, ignores chickens, but is not good with small furries. Max pulls like a steam train on the lead, he is good to be left for short periods of time (I would not want him to be left for long periods, due to how long he has been left for before).

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


Posted February 24th, 2017 by sarah

Tyska is a 18 month old domestic short hair, neutered female tabby and white cat. Tyska came in to us as she was suffering from postpartum psychosis after having a litter of kittens, her owners were unable to cope so she came in to us.

Tyska has a really sweet nature, she is good with older children, not good with other cats and not good with dogs. Tyska is still really playful and she loves a cuddle.

Tyska will be ready to go in two weeks time. Tyska 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 Tyska 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.

Sarah and Ang

Posted February 6th, 2017 by sarah

Sarah and Ang are two neutered female grey Lion head rabbits. Sarah and Ang were found straying and taken to a local dog pound where they spent there 7 days. All attempts were made to find their owners with no success, so they have come in to us.

Both rabbit have a very sweet nature and are coming along nicely. They were initially quite skittish to be handled, however with daily grooming and handling they have become more steady.

Sarah and Ang will be looking for a home together as they are a bonded pair. They will need to go to a adult home only, as we do not recommend rabbits as pets for children.

They are both neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. If you feel you can offer Sarah and Ang a home either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]


Posted February 1st, 2017 by sarah

Lucy is a two and a half year old Collie x GSD. Lucy came in to us as her owner had become unwell and was no longer able to keep her, he had put her in to kennels Christmas eve when he was taken in to hospital and she has only just come out now.

Luckily the long stint in kennels has not been too detrimental to Lucy’s state of mind. This lovely girl is clean in the house, good to be left for up to 4 hours (she has only been tested with when left with other dogs) good with cats, great with other dogs, although she can get over excited when playing and forgets that she weighs just under 30kgs, if the dog tells her off she will listen and calm down, if the dog is not brave enough, you do have to step in and give her a “time out” to calm down. A lot of this maybe down to the lack of interaction and exercise she had while in kennels, as there is no malice in her just shear excitement! She travels well in a car and is fabulous off the lead.
Lucy is far from perfect, she is awful on the lead pulling like a steam train, she mouths hands (which is her way of demanding attention) and she is either only just learning the basics, sit, down etc or she is really stubborn, so we are still assessing this side of her. Lucy needs to go to a active home, ideally with another dog as a playmate/companion, she would be ok to live with teenage children.

Lucy 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 can offer Lucy a home, either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]

Animal Foster Carers Needed!!!

Posted January 30th, 2017 by sarah

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

Guinea pigs
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!


Posted January 30th, 2017 by sarah

Larry is a 3/4 year old male greyhound cross. Larry came in to the rescue as a unclaimed stray he was due to be put to sleep before we stepped in.
It is hard to see from the photo’s but he is around 5kg’s underweight, he has some physical and mental scars that show that he has had a really rough time in his short life so far, Larry is very nervous around men and is terrified of being trapped in cages and finds travelling in cars a trauma and will flinch and shiver if he feels he is in trouble or if he feels something bad will happen.
However they is a ray of hope in these terrified eyes, he loves other dogs and loves to play (he is a bit of a wimp and will run and hide if he feel that he might be beaten up!) He has been great in the house and slept downstairs with the other dogs without a peep!
Larry is going to be very much a project dog, you will need to win his trust, but in return you will have a best friend for life. Larry would suit either a single person on a couple, but no small children.

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


Posted January 14th, 2017 by sarah

Not only can we use your unwanted newspapers, but we can sell the excess to raise much needed funds for the rescue.
You can either drop these off to us or we can come and collect.

Thank you

Shop through Easyfundraising!

Posted January 14th, 2017 by sarah

Easyfundraising is brilliant, all you have to do is register (this takes 2 mins) then every time you shop online, as long as you go through the easyfundraising website or app, they give the rescue money!!!

Below is a link to a video explaining how it works:

easy fundraising instruction video

Finally below is a link to our part of Easyfundraising:

All Animal Rescue’s Easy fundraising page