Sponsor a Rescue
Sponsor One of Our Animals
Thank you so much for considering sponsoring one of our rescue animals. It is always our aim to try and find a loving forever home for our animals but sadly this is not always possible due to their traumatic experiences or specialist medical care they require. Hugs will never put a healthy animal down, therefore, we are committed to ensuring our resident animals can live out their lives here at Hugs with the specialist care they require. Hugs provide everything they need including; feed, water, shelter, rugs for warmth and comfort, safety, love from our children, young people and staff and an engaging, stimulating and natural environment.
Your sponsorship not only ensures that we can continue to look after these residents and give them a healthy happy life but helps us deliver another of our main aims, to offer therapeutic interventions with some of the rescued horses, ponies and other animals for children, young people and those suffering mental ill health. For just £25 a year, you can help change the lives of both animals and children. For your sponsorship you will receive; a sponsorship certificate, information about your chosen animal, a photo, a bio-plastic Hugs pen, a window sticker and our monthly newsletter so you can see what we’ve been up to.
Thank you for your kind interest in sponsoring an animal and helping to support our mission.
Height: 13.1hh and still growing
Breed: Moorland/Dartmoor type
Born: April 2020
Barry arrived at Hugs in 2021 as a 9 month old colt. The RSPCA had removed him from his owner who had been banned from keeping animals. He has now been gelded and is undergoing rehabilitation at Hugs HQ. He is proving to be a very lovable character and doesn’t seem bothered by anything. He has even worked with the children and young people who come to Hugs for well-being sessions. He is an absolute star, especially given he is still a very young pony.
Breed: Dartmoor cross Shetland
Arthur & Merlin
Breed: Pygmy Goats
Born: Believed to be around 4 years old
The Pigs – Babe, Bert, Ant, Dec & Piglet
Breed: Kunekune (Piglet is possibly a Berkshire)
Born: 2017 (Piglet 2020)
Joined: 2018 (Piglet early 2021)
These five are always a big hit on the farm, they are more like dogs than pigs and love nothing more than having belly rubs. Babe, Burt, Ant and Dec’s previous owner sadly lost their land and had nowhere else for them to go so surrendered them to Hugs. They are great fun to watch, foraging for food and it’s always lovely to see them running over to greet people. They love interacting with the children (i.e. looking for food and treats!). Piglet joined the group in early 2021. He was found wandering the Cornish roads and no owner could be found so he has become a permanent resident at Hugs. He is super friendly but is going to be a lot bigger than the other boys when he’s fully grown!
The Cats – Billy, George, Missy, Foussa & Mavis
Joined: 2019 (Foussa & Mavis 2020)
Billy, George and Missy were rescued as feral kittens hiding in the walls of someones caravan. They were incredibly nervous when they arrived and would not go near any human. After careful rehabilitation and care, it’s safe to say they are definitely no longer feral! In fact, they thought it would be a great idea to move into our poor staff’s houses on the farm! Foussa and Mavis came all the way from Cyprus. Both were incredibly nervous when they arrived and Foussa was very defensive, we wondered if she would ever be tamed! She is now the friendliest of them all and greets both the staff and visitors every day by reversing backwards for back scratches. Mavis is still very wary but is slowly trusting humans and loves to hang out with her best friend, Foussa. You can see videos of their progress on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6_YykItfoyrJHHSoZ-gKcg