Meet the Residents!

Woodside will always try its best to ensure that all pets find appropriate, loving homes.  However, due to age or illness, some will never be selected and remain as much loved residents. We are now one of the few charities in the area that does so.

April

April

As one of our smallest and youngest residents, April originally arrived with us with a litter of kittens, but she was unable to rehoused due to toileting issues. She now lives happily at the sanctuary and has formed a strong bond with her friend 'Big Socks'; the pair enjoy roaming freely around the sanctuary during the day and particularly favour the memorial garden to laze around amongst the plants.

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Barney, Fallon and Whisper

Barney, Fallon and Whisper

Originally from the moors, our trio of ponies can normally be seen grazing in their fields or taking refuge from the elements in their purpose built shelter. 


The oldest pony, Whisper, lives with her two offspring, Barney and Fallon, and she is given extra grass and 2 mash feeds a day to help her with her old age. A sweet but shy pony, Whisper averages at about 25 years of age and can often be seen sporting a rug to help keep her extra warm. 


A year older than her brother, Whisper’s daughter Fallon is a really chilled pony, however she can get impatient when she knows it’s feeding time. Fallon has some really unusual markings on her face and it often looks as if she’s dipped one half of her face in dark paint, as the rest of her is mostly white/grey!


Barney, as the youngest of the group, has an extremely cheeky personality and will try to push his luck and test staff daily, particularly if they’re asking him to do something he’s no so keen on doing.

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Bear

Bear

Bear is a elderly boy who can be difficult around other dogs.  Whilst he has improved with age he still can be unpredictable and is very strong on a lead.


He really is a big cuddle monster and absolutely loves people.


Bear could be homed to a experienced owner but they would need to be local to the sanctuary as he does suffer with arthritis and we would help cover medical costs for veterinary treatment.  

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Bertha

Bertha

Bertha is a gentle girl. She is only 8 years old but suffers with severe gingivitis and is on medication for the rest of her life.


She is a very chilled cat who loves to have a little wander around the memorial garden and relax on the soft beds in Sunnyside.

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Big Bill, Rambo and Jean Paul Gautier

Big Bill, Rambo and Jean Paul Gautier

We have three goats here at the sanctuary who enjoy grazing in their paddocks as well as extra enrichments such as fresh fruit.  


“Jean Paul Goatier” is our latest addition who was allowed to settle into life here at Woodside gradually.  Shortly after joining us, Jean Paul hit it off with our resident pigs as he had previously lived with pigs elsewhere. After further careful introduction, Jean Paul was allowed to join fellow goats Rambo and Big Bill, and the trio now live happily together after 3 months of slow integration.

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Bobby

Bobby

Bobby is a 14 year old, male. This older boy came into us due to his owner going into a care home. He has thyroid problems and is currently on medication for this. He is now taking up residency in the 'Snug' where he will have access to the memorial garden during the day.

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Bouncer

Bouncer

Bouncer is a 15 year old lad, who came to us due to his owner's ill health.


This little man can not be rehomed because of a few health issues. He has a grade 3 heart murmur and thyroid problems, needing medication to help support this. 

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Bruiser and Truffles

Bruiser and Truffles

Bruiser is around 6 years of age and he came to Woodside with his mum Truffles. Bruiser is the larger of the two, sporting two impressive tusks. Despite his appearance, both pigs are very friendly and absolutely love belly rubs - they will happily roll over for you to have tickle! Both pigs have a good diet here at Woodside, with lots of fruit and veg and fun enrichment. They live in a big field, and staff here scatter their food amongst the grass to encourage them to search it out. They are very clean animals where their shelter and piggy house is concerned, but they definitely love a good mud bath to roll in especially when it’s hot weather! 

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Chickens

Chickens

Woodside often rescues ex battery hens whenever we have space, however they often they need many months of treatment and specialist care to get them back to good health. Once they have recovered well, the new additions can be carefully introduced to our established group of hens. Our chickens can often be seen roaming around the site in the daytime and making dust baths, with a few of the braver hens attempting to raid our staff’s cars! 

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Chloe

Chloe

Chloe is a 3 year old, ginger fluff ball. This beautiful girl came in due to her owner moving and not able to take her with them.


Since being here we noticed she had many missing teeth and upon a further examination by our vet, a cancerous lump was found inside of her mouth. She is now on medication and is now a resident in Cosy cats.

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Diedre

Diedre

Diedre arrived with us as a stray as a very elderly lady, she has issues with her tyhroids and kidneys and is on lifelong medication and a special diet. She lives in the snug and often roams freely around the sancturary looking for attention throughout the day.

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Felix

Felix

Felix is an 11 year old boy, who came in due to his owner moving and unable to take with her. 


He has settled in with all the other resident cats and is very happy here.


He became a resident here due to having to be on life-long medication for his thyroid. He also needs to be monitored regularly to make sure he is healthy and happy.

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Ferals

Ferals

The sanctuary has two feral cats that roam around the sanctuary and have places to shelter; we have a few insulated feral cat houses which are equipped with thick woolly blankets and fresh water daily.


The cats also have access to The Snug which they can share with Diedre, Sooty, Jeremy and Pilchard during both the day and night for extra warmth if they chose to.


Our ferals are normally spotted first thing in the morning for breakfast and in the evening for their tea. If they are spotted throughout the day we will put treats down for them.

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Guiness

Guiness

Guiness is a sweet, 7 year old, male cat. He came to us after being left behind by his owner.


He is very friendly and loves attention. He has recently become a resident due to having bowel problems.

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Iggle and Piggle

Iggle and Piggle

Bought to the sanctuary after being rescued, Iggle and Piggle are our two resident sheep who can often be seen sharing their two paddocks with the Shetland ponies Max and Amos. Over the years, both of our sheep have slowly become accustomed to our staff and will now come to us for their food. Piggle is the braver of the pair who will eat from our hands and give "hoof" for a treat. Iggle however is still rather shy and will walk away, leaving the tricks to Piggle.

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Jeffy

Jeffy

Jeffy is a male, white Angora rabbit who came to us after being left behind by a neighbour. Sadly, Jeffy had been neglected and was suffering from fleas and hair matts.  He now needs daily grooming to prevent his matts, and has become a resident so that his health can also be monitored. He is a friendly boy who likes his food, and whose coat is thankfully growing back to be as fluffy as it should be thanks to treatment here at the sanctuary.

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Jeremy

Jeremy

Jeremy lives in our 'Snug' unit and loves everyone he meets. Partial to treats and lots of cuddles, he is a very placid cat who often dribbles when fussed.  He is 13 years of age and has problems with his rear legs so needs regular check up with the vets and pain medication, however he still enjoys ambling around the sanctuary by day.

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Lhotse

Lhotse

Lohtse is ten years old and she has been wandering around the sanctuary during the day, she has settled well although she still likes to have her own space and doesn't like to be bothered by the other cats. she can be temperamental and doesn't like to be handled but does like to be around people and enjoys playing with toys. Lhotse can be homed and live as an outdoor cat as long as she has a cosy warm bed. 

 

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Lily

Lily

Lily is 13 years of age. She came to us because of her owner's ill health. Sadly Lily suffers with kidney issues and has become another addition to our resident family. This lovely girl has joined the gang in the 'Snug' and has access to the outdoors during much of the day.

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Loki

Loki

Loki is a six year old Malamute who has been in our care since January 2019.  He has taken time to settle and can be difficult in certain situations.


Loki could be homed to the right person but they would need to be experienced in his breed and be willing to come up regularly and build a bond with him before taking him home.

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Lucky

Lucky

Lucky is one of our residents who came to us from Portugal after a legacy was left to us from over there by a long term supporter who had lots of dogs living at her property. He is an extremely shy and nervous dog who has never lived in a domestic home, and so he much prefers to spend his time running free in our enclosed fields. Lucky is a real sweetheart once he gets to know you, and thanks to our regular dog walkers he enjoys long walks which enable him to build strong bonds with them

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Luna

Luna

Luna has been at the sanctuary since 2018 after her unpredictable nature made it difficult for her us to rehome her. She prefers her own company and doesn't like to be fussed, and so she can often be seen strutting around the cattery by herself. When it comes to home time, Luna can often be found in our livestock area, exploring the grassy fields there amongst the other animals and has to be coaxed back to her pen at night. 

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Martin and Harry

Martin and Harry

Martin and Harry are both dogs who have come to us from Romania, however they weren’t initially paired with each other. As a shy 13 year old, Harry is totally dog dependent, and so he was partnered with Martin after the pair seemed to hit it off. Harry has been able to settle into life here at Woodside much easier with the help of Martin, an 8 year old crossbreed who he shares a large, warm and cosy kennel with.


When it comes to people, due to living on the streets their whole lives, Martin in particular can be very fussy about who he likes and dislikes. As a reactive dog when meeting someone he doesn’t like, our staff are careful to allow those he favours to build close bonds with him instead, which sees him become a very cheeky and cuddly boy when he wants to be!

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Max and Amos

Max and Amos

Max and Amos are two Shetland ponies who were brought to us via the RSPCA. Unfortunately Amos suffers from a skin allergy called Sweet Itch which has meant that they have become residents. They now share two paddocks with our resident sheep Iggle and Piggle, and often enjoy a good play and run around. 

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Mini

Mini

Mini is 4-5 years old and has been at the sanctuary since November 2017. She became a resident due to having a very bad skin condition, which took us a while to get under control. Despite this, Mini enjoys her time curled up in ‘Sunnyside’, which she shares with fellow cats Tyson, Summer and MJ, and she is often one of the first to demand cuddles from our staff - even falling asleep on their laps!

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Mylo

Mylo

Mylo is a Romanian Rescue who came in due to not getting on with the other dog in the home.  He can be reactive towards other dogs and because of this behaviour we have made him a resident whilst we try and work with him.

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Nelly

Nelly

Nelly is one of our residents who came to us from Portugal after a legacy was left to us from over there by a long term supporter who had lots of dogs living at her property. Aged just 20 months, Nelly unfortunately cannot be rehomed due to medical and behavioural issues. She spends most of her time with fellow Portuguese resident Lucky, however she is far bolder than her friend and will jump up for the odd cuddle with staff from time to time.   

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Pilchard

Pilchard

Pilchard is one of our elderly girls. At 15 years old, she is set in her ways and much prefers her own space, away from the other resident cats. When it comes to people she is very friendly, loving attention and fuss.


Pilchard sadly has many health issues and is on lots of medication, so can't be rehomed. She has settled well here in her own room, where she is offered many different gourmet meals throughout the day (a very fussy eater, only the best will do for this princess).

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Rabino

Rabino

Rabino is a older boy aged between 8-10 years who was rescued from Portugal.  He is currently a resident at the sanctuary due to health problems but he could be rehoused to the right owner who understands his needs.


Rabino is blind and does have a heart murmor.  He has a lovely character and mixes well with dogs.

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Roxy

Roxy

Roxy is a 12 year old, female tortie. She came to us for rehoming due to her bad toileting habits. She is now on a special urinary diet and we decided it would be better to make her a resident here. She is now happily living in Sunnyside along with some of the other residents.

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Socks

Socks

Socks has been at the sanctuary for many years, due to unfortunately being unable to be rehoused due to his tendency to 'spray' on everything. Big Socks was the 'Mr Big' around the sanctuary for several years, but he seems to have relaxed now and prefers to just watch the world go by from the memorial garden with his friend April. Big Socks often likes to pay a visit to the Kennels and other areas of the sanctuary he shouldn’t be in, but after a quick fuss and stroke from a member of staff he can most of the time be persuaded to go back to his side of the fence!

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Summer

Summer

Summer is 8 years old and has been at the sanctuary since October 2015. She has an unpredictable nature, which has prevented her from being rehoused. She has also struggled to lose weight since being here at Woodside, despite having free roam of the sanctuary by day. Now happily living as a resident of ‘Sunnyside’, Summer enjoys all the extra comforts and company of friends MJ, Mini and Tyson.

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Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell is four years old and has been a resident at the sanctuary since the summer of 2015 after she was diagnosed with a very bad skin allergy. While she now requires a special diet and medication to keep her allergy controlled, she still enjoys life here at the sanctuary. Choosing to spend the majority of her day curled up in her favourite spot, Tinkerbell happily lives with fellow ‘Mews’ residents April, Big Socks and Luna.


 

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Tyson

Tyson

Tyson is a 17 year old male that lives in our Sunnyside unit with fellow cats MJ, Mini and Summer. He is good with the other cats and often enjoys a stroll around the sanctuary, with one of his favourite spots being amongst the flowers in the Memorial Garden.  

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Ukkie

Ukkie

Ukkie was one of our rescues from Portugal following a legacy that was left to us from a supporter who dedicated her life to animal welfare over there.  She was had a awful past and was beaten and starved as young puppy.


Ukkie arrived with us not trusting anyone and scared of absolutley everything.  Our dedicated staff spent time with her and slowly she started to realise she was safe here.  


Fast forward a few months and Ukkie is now a happy dog in the surroundings she is comfortable with.  She loves certain staff members who have become her surrigate owners and she enjoys to bomb around our enclosed field with some of the dogs she has formed bonds with.  She is still extrememly scared when taken off site and this is something that we will continue to work on.  In time we hope that we will find her a special home with someone who understands her needs but at this time we feel she has come a long way and is happy in the environment she knows.  She spends her days in the office with her surrogate mums being spoilt.

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