Category: “Updates”


“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.

Email Issues

We are currently having difficulties receiving emails to our usual email address. If you need to get in touch with us via email, please use [email protected] If you have recently sent us an email and we haven’t responded, it’s because we haven’t received it. We apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing and we are working to get our emails back online as soon as possible.

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

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!

error: Content is protected !!