Dorritt suffers from a condition called sweet itch, a severe allergic reaction to midges and flies. She is under a strict skincare routine which includes a regular scrub to help ease the symptoms. We sometimes wonder why we bother.🤦♀️😆
This year Dorritt is looking great. No sore patches and not too agitated. Our efforts are paying off.💙🧡💛
Thank you all for your concerns regarding diet. It's great to see we have so many passionate supporters.
We are aware of what is a suitable diet. Sadly this Tortoise has had anything but a suitable diet for many years and was dehydrated, extremely underweight and his mouth was so overgrown on arrival that he couldn't eat properly. We have been trying to temp the Tortoise with different foods to encourage him to eat after the vet trimmed him mouth. He did not eat all the veg in the video, just a few bits. He now realises he can eat and has started to eat his leafy greens and herbs. We'd say that's a win. We're sorry to see that some don't share our excitement.
Kind regards, the Pet Samaritans team.🧡💙💛
Goodness, he’s going to feel very poorly after all that ! He’s not a fruit, salad or veg eating species unfortunately. That’s going to give him a good old worm burden and also play havoc with his kidneys and liver if his diet isn’t changed ASAP. He should be eating good old safe weeds and flowers only.
Poor thing. He should be eating certain safe weeds, plants and flowers. He's not a fruit eating species! He can't process the sugars in fruit and will cause a high worm burden in his gut. Here's the care sheets for this Horsfield.
Hi there's a group on Facebook tortoise UK that give fantastic adadvice on the right foods for a horsefield. Hope this helps and happy he's doing well x
These two 🤍💙 handsome gentlemen💛💚 arrived on Friday after their owner could no longer keep them. The caring team at Chesterfield Borough Council that have been involved gave us a call and we made arrangements once again. We have many animals arrive under these sad circumstances and it's always heartbreaking. The budgies are quite eldery. One belonged to the gentleman, the other was his mums before. They have been living is separate cages in conditions that really weren't suitable. However, they were obviously very much loved and are really sweet. We don't know their names yet but will hopefully get more information next week. The budgies have now been moved into a much bigger enclosure together with lots of toys and seem very content.💛💙🧡
They will be looking for a new long-term family. If would like more information about our adoption process please give us a call on 01246 455777 or 07872 421878. We'd love to hear from you.
Always sad when someone loves their pet and has to give them up for genuine reasons, budgies are great companions but need lots of care not just a cage and food.
My budgie lived to be 18, I hope people realise this when they get one.
So important that CBC look out for animals too ❤️
So sweet I have a budgies and they are lovely pets to have. Hope they find their forever home soon x
The Rock 🐢 was brought to us yesterday after his family felt they were no longer able to care for him. He's only in his late teens but is sadly suffering from metabolic bone disease from incorrect diet and care. We got The Rock booked in with Staveley Vets straight away for a check up and to have his mouth trimmed back as an emergency procedure. He's weighed in at a mere 0.540kg and is severely underweight from not being able to eat easily due the his deformity. Today he's enjoying soaking up some vitamin D and a warm bath in Reptoboost at the sanctuary to try to replace some of the vitamins and minerals he is desperately lacking. The Rock has had a little drink but so far not eaten anything. We need you to root for him! Come on The Rock...you can do it...eat your greens! 🌱🌱🌱
A young kingfisher from Spital, Chesterfield was booked in to the Wildlife Hospital today after a cat attack. Infection caused by cat bacteria sets in very quickly so time is always of the essence with cat victims. Kingfisher are really shy birds and don't tend to do very well in captivity. Hopefully the antibiotics will kick in quickly and this little one will be strong enough for release soon.💛🧡💙
Found almost dead in field in Sheffield at the beginning of June. Soaking wet, cold, exhausted and underweight with several cuts and grazes. Two months of recuperation and a plentyful supply of food in our wildlife hospital and this Kestrel was finally ready for release today.💛🧡💙
Sylvester has been living wild around a farm in Old Whittington for a while now and over the last few days he had taken to sleeping in a cat basket on the property and not showing much enthusiasm to move. The owners of the farm took Sylvester to their vets to be checked for a microchip but alas there was non so they asked if we could help. We are absolutely chocablock at the moment but the smell and heat radiating from this poor boy was extremely worrying so we made emergency provisions and took him to Staveley Vets immediately. Sylvester had a large nasty gash under one armpit that was severely infected causing the smell and heat. If the wound had been left any longer maggots would have without a doubt taken up residents with the results being fatal. Sylvester has now had antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication. He is around 2yrs old and currently still entire, he's suffering from a flea infestation, ear mites and worms so will be treated for those too. He's a really sweet little chap and will make a lovely companion for someone once he's feeling better.🧡💙💛
If you recognise this cat please do get in touch. We will continue his emergency care and if no owner comes forward will endeavour to find Sylvester a new forever home through our adoption process. ... See MoreSee Less
Hi everyone, thank you all for your kind comments. Sylvester is settling well and his temperature is going in the right direction thankfully.
Thank you also for all your comments regarding collars. Collars can cause horrific injuries and should be avoided. We see the horrific results all too often and from your stories some of you have shared it sounds like many of your cats have also fallen victim to them. Sylvester has been hanging around the farm for many months with no signs of a collar in that time and no other signs of wearing a collar such as rubbed, short fur around the neck area etc so we don't believe a collar to be the perpetrator in this incident. The photo of the injury is after we had cut the matted hair away and cleaned the area thoroughly. It's a terrible wound. There is more matted hair to remove over the rest of Sylvesters body which we will keep working on each day bit by bit. It can be an uncomfortable process but he'll feel so much better when he's mat free.
We'll keep you updated on Sylvester progress.💙🧡💛
Oh my goodness he is just beautiful. What a start in life. Thank goodness someone spotted him. I will donate towards his care. Hope he will be ok. x
Thank you so much for agreeing to take him on and give him the care that he needs and deserves. He turned out to be such a sweet little boy. I’m really sorry that we could not take him on. With him having a medium length coat, I didn’t think staying on my yard and becoming feral would be suitable as he would become matted and I wouldn’t be able to give him the grooming that he would need.
My husband is allergic to cats, so I wouldn’t have been able to take him home to care for.
Thank you again.
Another little soul brought back from the brink.....your team are amazing xxxx
That looks like a wound from a collar that was rubbing under his arm. It happened to my old cat Bob. We moved house and he escaped from a window. He turned up at our old house a month later with his front leg pushed through his collar. It had rubbed a hole under his arm that looked exactly like that. Really smelly and infected. Had to rush him to the vets. He was fine in the end. Always use safety collars now.
I wonder if he had a collar on at some point?
Bless him, to have such a beautiful nature with such a nasty wound, he really is a special lad. Xx
Oh such a sweet boy xx I’m glad you are caring for him xx
He’s so gorgeous. I’m glad he’s in such capable caring hands and glad he was found.
He's lovely. Well done all for getting him on the road to recovery x
Awww such a cutie that poor lil angel good job you’re there to look after him! I want to adopt so many of these angels xxxx
Often the cats collar gets caught under the cats arm, I’ve seen these wounds often.
I don’t ever use collars on my cats.
I will put a paper collar on them with instruction, or information on. I learned this when I run a sat sanctuary xxx
Poor Sylvester-looks like he got help just at the right time! X
Thank you for sorting him out.x
Marlene Shaw how about a little puddy tat 💙 beautiful
What a dear sweet little soul xxx get well soon.
Thank you so much
Is this the one you found Carolyn Walker-Sykes?
This poor boy must have been suffering
Shell Louise Shabba is this the one you lost is it hun x x
🦢 👑 ODETTE 👑 🦢 came to a few days ago after being found near a quarry in Whitwell by the guys at #tarmac. She was extremely weak and unable to stand or hold her head up long enough to feed herself. She wouldn't have survived alone for very much longer.