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Willows is Open to Visitors on Saturdays
10:30am to 16:00pm

Closed: all other days

Tel: 01771 653112
Adults: £6.00, Children: £5.00, Concessions: £3.00

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Meryl and Maud

Meryl and Maud are sisters in their mid teens. Sadly, their elderly owner had run into severe health problems and couldn't take care of them any longer.

They are both very sensitive cats and weren't coping well with new people doing their best to care for them. They were becoming increasingly withdrawn. Their owner's daughter was having real trouble finding them a suitable home and no animal charity could be found to accept them. Willows agreed to give them a lifelong home.

To say they were rather grumpy to begin with is an understatement! They soon came around though and they are both fully integrated into the Cat Hotel and are lot happier now.

Rescued Horses & Donkeys

Pictured above are a horse foal and a donkey foal, who were born at Willows. Above left is Rocket and at right is Fern with her mother Cindy. In 25 years, Willows has rescued many donkeys - we have a Donkey Barn full of them for you to see when you visit!

As well as donkeys, Willows has provided a lifelong home for hundreds of unrideable horses. We have always valued them as sentient beings who deserve our kindness and respect. Each horse and donkey at Willows is vaccinated, has their feet trimmed every 8 weeks, receives any required veterinary care and a full dental examination once per year. Whilst some of the horses in our care have come from loving homes, many have been worked into the ground and then cast aside. Sometimes they have suffered badly in their lives and even been severely abused by their owners.

We look after the huge range of equines at Willows in as natural an environment as possible, where they can heal their emotional wounds and just be a horse or a donkey again.

New Cat for Adoption!

This is Gomez , one of several new cats that we have for adoption - click above to see the others.

25 Years Rescuing Animals

Willows Animal Sanctuary, founded in 1998 and obtained charity status in 1999, is the largest, ethically managed, equine, farm and domestic animal sanctuary in Scotland and will try to help any animal in distress. We operate a strict no kill policy and only euthanise an animal on veterinary advice. We look after over 500 animals including over 100 horses, ponies and donkeys, approximately 50 cats, dogs and many reptiles as well as over 200 farm animals and birds.

We are totally dependent on donations, legacies and grants from benevolent organizations to keep the sanctuary running. Unlike larger charities we have no reserves of money and are always desperately short of funds. We specialise in helping elderly or more vulnerable animals that have already been refused help by well-known large national charities, but we can only continue to help needy animals with your support. To read more about Willows download our 25th Anniversary Booklet.

Rescued Sheep

Willows currently provides a life-long home more than 80 sheep.

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