Severn Valley Rescue
Donkey Sanctuary & Dog Rescue Shropshire
We first started our rescue in 2008 as Shropshire Donkey Rescue, then we were known as Donkey Rescue UK before eventually settling on our current name. Our first official rescue was a donkey called “One Eyed Jack” and as his name suggests – he only has one eye. We have since took in many animals with disabilities, including a deaf pig, several three legged cats, a one eyed alpaca, ponies with lumps and bumps and most recently a blind donkey called Mr Bump. We believe that as long as an animal is happy and pain free, they deserve a chance. We even have a very rare Zonkey called Zee – her mum is a zebra and her dad is a donkey!
We are a very small charity and cannot currently afford to adapt our premises to open to the public, but our dream is to one day raise enough money to open our doors so people can come and see our lovely animals.
We really hope that you will support our charity, and get involved in the work we do. Every day is a challenge, and our four legged friends will forever be our top priority.
CAN YOU HELP ?
A small donation can make all the difference to our animals.
We do not pay any staff here at Severn Valley Rescue, all of the money donated goes straight to the care and treatment of the animals.
All Donations are handled by PAYPAL. You DON’T need a PAYPAL Account you can pay by debit or credit card by donating as a guest .
Donkey Parties – We are happy to bring our Donkeys to you, perfect for events and birthdays.
If you have an event, celebration, party or fete coming up and you would like us to bring some of our donkeys, please get in touch. We do not have riding donkeys, but our miniature donkeys are happy to walk into residential / nursing homes, or they can stay outside. They are also wonderful at Easter or Christmas events, or just as a birthday surprise.
We can also provide Miniature Unicorns to come to your pony party or event. They make a great feature at special occasions, or they are happy to be dressed up if you’d like to do a pony/unicorn transformation.
School Visits & Events : Meet One Eyed Jack
One Eyed Jack was the first donkey rescued by the centre, and he still lives there today. As his name suggests, Jack is missing one of his eyes!
One Eyed Jack is very happy to visit schools or clubs if you’d like one of our team to give a chat on donkey welfare, or to collect money if your group or organisation has managed to raise some money for us. Just get in touch and let us know.
Keep In Touch
We often have donkeys and ponies looking for foster homes, as well as dogs, cats and many other animals. Please keep a close eye on our page and social media for up to date information.
Our preferred method of contact is email, but you are also welcome to call and we will aim to get back to you as quickly as possible.
Hutch needed! Does anyone have a rabbit hutch/ chicken coop they no longer need? Our ferrets pen was bashed in by one of our boisterous rescue dogs, and we need somewhere safe for them to sleep. Our handy man who usually repairs things is self isolating so any offers of a temporary pen would be much appreciated 😊
Severn Valley Home Ed group are looking to spread a bit of festive cheer this Christmas through their new group “The Jingle Bell Knock”. They are looking for donations and supplies to make small hampers and gift packages to those in the local area who need it. The children came up with the initiative after witnessing some of the struggle’s families are going through this year, and wanted to try and help out those people who are sad, lonely or in need this year. The packages will be left on the doorstep, after a “Jingle Bell Knock on the Door”, and of course social distancing will be applied at all times. If you would like to nominate a person or family who needs a bit of help or cheering up this Christmas, and who lives in the Highley, Billingsley or surrounding areas, then please do so by the 5th December.