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“Following an extensive review of the Charity’s affairs, the Interim Manager recommended the cessation of the Charity’s operations due to significant concerns over the financial position, the governance structure and its long term efficacy. These findings were accepted by the Charity Commission. 


Working closely with the RSPCA throughout the duration of his appointment and having concluded that the Charity is no longer viable, resulted in a need to rehome the animals at the Sanctuary, with the assistance of the RSPCA.  On 27 November 2018, the RSPCA moved 137 animals being cared for at the Sanctuary to boarding and specialised establishments for further care.  There remain a small number of animals that the RSPCA were not able to remove and the Interim Manager is considering options, if possible, to rehome these animals.


Regrettably, the Sanctuary is closed and the Charity is no longer able to provide a home to animals in need of care.”

Big thanks to Pets at home for Life Line vouchers from Poppet

Hello, my name is Poppet, at least that is what Sheila, the lady who is caring for me, calls me. Apparently, my Momma, three brothers and sisters and myself were brought into the Sanctuary, I don’t remember as I was very young, I didn’t even have my eyes open. It was good to be safe, warm and dry in the Sanctuary, but I was smaller than my siblings, and then they started to push me away from my Momma, I tried to feed from her but I couldn’t. then Momma moved the others away to another part of the pen and left me behind, I called to her but she didn’t come back for me. then Sheila found me, told me I was the runt (I don’t think that is good) she took me into the office, but told me that she had run out of kitten rearing milk, then a Lifelines voucher came through from Pets at Home, Sheila went off and purchased kitten rearing milk, just for me (but I don’t like it) Sheila says I will get used to it and even to like it (I don’t think so). Sheila says I am as fiesty as a tiger cub, (I think this is good) and that I have a good chance of surviving (I think this is good, also) I am in the office in a box of my own, with a heat pad and a warm towl and a little teddy bear to cuddle up to. Sheila is feeding me every couple of hours, and she tells me she is pleased with my progress. Sheila says that the Lifelines vouchers from Pets at Home, sometimes really are a lifeline. (She also bought six new dishes for the older cats in the cattery)

I am doing my best to survive but i still don’t like the milk but Sheila says that as my Momma isn’t a cow, she cannot go and milk her to get me Mommas milk.


THANK YOU, THANK YOU, all of you who sent good wishes and prayers and to the vets for their care and dedication because I would like you all to meet Chivers, the little ginger and white and Tarquin, the handsome black and white, both alive and doing well. they are going into a foster home until they have grown a bit more, then they will be put up for adoption.

Little Chivers is a fighter, she was determined to live, none of us, including the vet, thought she was going to make it and for a couple of days, apparently, it was touch and go, but she has pulled through, she has made it. We are so pleased to be able to pass on this good news to all of you who thought of her.

Artists draw the line for Animals

A new event is making waves in the North West raising money for local animal charities, is a new biennial event in aid of Capricorn Animal Rescue organised by local dedicated volunteers. Mixing Art, Animals and Ebay to raise funds for animals in need from the North West.

Clive Williamson opening the Art Auction

Clive Williamson opening the Art Auction

To celebrate the start of the Auction, St Davids Hotel in Ewloe donated a room to them on Sunday 31st May to display a Gallery of the artwork on the start date. The event was opened by Clive Williamson, a dedicated volunteer of over 10 years who is responsible for Capricorn Animal Rescue being one of the leading British ferret rescues. Even at 70 years old Clive is a very active volunteer and proof of the great effect retiree volunteers can make to rescue centre all around the UK.

Daniel Rose said “We’re so impressed by the support we’ve been given in the local community, some of the pieces are already valued at over £100, we’re hoping to raise over £1000 in total for this event but can’t do it without everyones help, if people visit they can see the pieces with links to eBay to bid.”

Organised by Cathy Sue, of Dexterity Ink & Daniel Rose, the geek of the partnership, between them with over 10 months of work, they have managed to gather the support of international artists who, in total, have donated over 46 pieces of art which are being auctioned off to raise important funds for the rescue centre based near Mold.

For anyone wanting to bid please visit

Thanks to Fresh & Tasty of Gresford

I would like to thank Fresh & Tasty of Gresford for raising and donating £104 . 10p Thank you so much for your kind and generous donation.

Injured Buzzard

Just returned from an emergency call about a bird of prey down on a driveway. A large national animal group had been called first but they could not come out until some time tomorrow, by then the bird could have died. I could not leave the poor young Buzzard to lie on a concrete driveway, in the freezing cold, frightened, injured and in pain. The bird is now safely back at the Sanctuary, is slowly calming down and has already started to eat a little. It looks as if he has flown into something and caught one of his wings. We will know more after a visit to the vets.

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day from all at Capricorn. If you and your mother or grandmother would like to spend some quality time together and do some good for animals, you could always come and volunteer to help us! (Volunteers start from 10am – visiting hours from 1pm – 4pm)
Mummy guinea pig with her 7 day old baby’s. Will be several more weeks until these are ready to fly the nest, she has a lot more work to do yet!

Win The Tin – £5000 – We’ve made the shortlist

Win The Tin – £5000 – We’ve made the shortlist

WTT-Badge-20We’ve very pleased to announce we’ve made the shortlist as one of the most nominated charities for Ocean Finances’ Win the Tin promotion. We’re now in the running to win £5000 and for one of you lucky nominators to win £250!!

Please Vote

We now need votes to make a difference to over 3000 animals a year! We have until the 12th December to vote as many times as you can to provide us with the best Christmas present of £5000 announced on the 15th December!

Win the Tin – from Ocean Finance

We have been offered the opportunity to win upto £5000, through Ocean Finances new Win the Tin promotions. You can also win £250 for every entry.

First round is to get as many people as possible to nominate Capricorn Animal Rescue, the top 20 will then be drawn to another vote across the UK.

Please click on the following link and enter ‘Capricorn Animal Rescue’ in the charities name field

Please, a couple of clicks from you could make all the difference for thousands of animals – Sheila Stewart, Founder

£5000 would be a huge help, this could pay for 1 months food, 2months standard vet bill, or for our new Cattery Isolation units (which we are in desperate need of). Without funds like this we would not be able to rescue over 3000 animals a year, including Dogs, Cats, Rabbits and plenty of wildlife too. The rescue is run by dedicated volunteers who will attest to the amount of work involved and the benefits £5000 would bring to animals across the north west

Please click on the following link and enter ‘Capricorn Animal Rescue’ in the charities name field

What happens?

There are two stages. In the first 4 weeks – nomination stage -, charities will be given the chance to get their supporters and members of the public to nominate them. This stage ends on the 21st of November. When stage 1 closes, the 20 charities who got the most nominations will be shortlisted. Stage 2 – the voting opens on the 24th of November, and closes on the 12th of December. There will be 3 winners based on number of votes. The winners will be announced in week commencing 15th December.

  1. Place £5000
  2. Place £500
  3. Place £250

There will also be a prize draw for members of the public nominating and voting for charities, one voter will win £250.



Dumped Guinea Pigs

This unit had been found this morning dumped in our car park, in the early hours. In the top are two guinea pigs, in the bottom there is what seems to be a mother and two youngsters. It would have been so much better for us and for the animals if the owners had just asked us to take them in, that way we could have important information such as, age, sex, any treatment given or needed. It costs us money every time this happens as we have to have a vet investigate all possible problems with 5 animals, instead of being advised quite simply. We ask, please, that anyone in a similar situation conquers any embarrassment, fear or other associated feelings which causes them to dump animals at our doors, please, pick up the phone prior, email us or message us on facebook, we are here for the animals and have no further interest in your reasoning, the least that you could do is save us the few precious pounds that fund our charitable organisation by contacting us to arrange the animals to come in within the proper channels.

This sort of homemade housing is just not suitable to house animals. The doors has been screwed closed and the wood was porous soaking up all the urine. It would be very simple for them to have chewed their way out. These particular animals are on urine sodden hay with urine sodden paper underneath. After our first examination the little things seem to have a couple of nasty scars and a mite infestation. They’ll be taken to the vet at the first opportunity and we hope that there is no further issues.

Although we’d like to think there was a moral expectation from human beings this is clearly not enough of some, the law is also on our side in circumstances like this, owners of animals have a legal responsibility to ensure suitable housing, basic health care, such as claw clipping, teeth checking, flea & mite treatment, worming, neutering. Before getting a pet, potential owners need to do research into the needs of their wanted pet, if they cannot afford to meet those needs then they should find an alternative pet which they can meet the needs of.


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