Ray Dedicoat's Hollytrees Animal Rescue Trust Birmingham B47
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The Hollytrees March
2013 Newsletter below
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Ray Dedicoat's Mission Statement
To rescue and provide care and shelter for stray, abandoned, neglected and
unwanted animals of all kinds. To protect animals from ill usage, cruelty and suffering. The relief of persons
unable to afford veterinary fees for the spaying of cats and dogs by assisting with the charges. The relief of the
elderly who are unable to afford kennel costs or vets bills for their pets.
Registered Charity 1072094
Hollytrees kennels is owned and run by Ray and Ann Dedicoat who have
involved with the care and welfare of animals throughout the West Midlands
for over thirty five years.
Hollytrees Animal Rescue Trust is based at these kennels.
Hollytrees prides itself on being one of the busiest resue centres in the
We cover practical aspects of animal welfare including animal catching,
spaying/neutering, re-homing, rehabilitating and educating. We also run an
emergency pet care scheme, working alongside the emergency services and
other animal welfare organisations 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
There is emergency accomodation to cater for most animals or birds.
Ray Dedicoat's personal involvement in animal welfare stretches for over 35
It all started with voluntary work for the Elliots who back then owned
Hollytrees where they ran the Midlands Rescue Kennels For The British Union
for the Abolition of Vivisection. All workers were voluntary and were mainly
concerned with rescuing animals that were destined for laboratories.
This was 20 years ago when pets and strays were just rounded up or stolen to
order for use for research, especially in the cosmetic industry.
Ray Dedicoat now runs Hollytrees from the same kennels as on their deaths
bequeathed to me half of their estate because they trusted me to carry on the
work, which had been their entire lives. Ray will tell you how honoured he
was, not only have had he been able to carry on this work but now he has
quadrupled the amount of animals Hollytrees can now help,
it is an excellent memorial to their work.
NO HEALTHY ANIMAL IS PUT TO SLEEP
We cover all animals and endevour to help whatever is brought to our
However we try not to keep an animal any longer than is necessary - either
re-homing or returning to the wild.
Hollytrees has been an independent charity since 30th June 1997. For
previous 13 years we at Hollytrees had a mutually beneficial and supportive
relationship with The Animal Welfare Trust. A lot of good work was done
during this period. We decided to take the brave step to go it alone in 1997
as it was the only way to ensure that money raised in the
Midlands was spent on animal welfare in the Midlands.
Apart from two funded kennel assistants, the rescue centre is run on a
voluntary basis leaving the animals to be the benefactors of your donations
which are all gratefully received.
Annually we hold an open day for you, which to date has been very
It's an opportunity for our supporters to see the facilities and the work we do
for the unwanted, abused and abandonded animals. We also run many other
fundraising events and ideas for further events are always welcome.
We are proud of the services and facilities
that Hollytrees provides. We used to enjoy letting people look around, but in these Modern times of litigation,
along with the undesirable people looking around, then returning later to remove the animal or bird they have
It has happened here and at other animal
Unfortunately we can only let you view by appointment
We are located in Wythall, Birmingham B47 5DH please visit the
contact page for directions and full GOOGLE map.
Would you like to know more?
If the answer is yes
please contact us, or if you would like to join our Free
Registered Charity 1072094