Hello all, just a quick message to say if anyone has any used unwanted Christmas cards we are happy to take them as donations as we can cut them up and use the blank sides to write our tickets and notes on. Thanks again! All the best, Ray.
Apologies for the delay in posting! We hope you all had a nice Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
You can find our 2022 Christmas Newsletter and Card here.
Best wishes, Ray
Warm greetings to you all, I hope everyone is well.
Well, as always, what a year it has been! We at Hollytrees would like to thank you all for your continued support throughout this year and years gone by. Thank you all well and truly for keeping our wheels turning!
Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you all and a happy new year!
Best wishes to you all including young Annice for all she does for us,
P.s. you can find our 2021 Christmas Card and Newsletter here.
Good day to you all!
I hope this message finds you all well. As I say every year I can't believe it's Christmas time again!!
It has been a strange year at Hollytrees this year what with Coronavirus hanging over our heads. But as ever we have continued on because the injured and orphaned wildlife don't take a break for the pandemic!
As ever thank you all very much for your continued support. We couldn't do half of what we do without the generous donations we receive. Every little bit goes towards helping the animals at the centre and they, as I, appreciate it greatly. I sincerely thank you all.
All of us at Hollytrees wish you a Merry Christmas and hopefully a much better New Year!
All the best,
P.s. you can find our 2020 Christmas Card and Newsletter here.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and following government advice Hollytrees will be shutting to the general public and implementing the following measures until further notice: (updated 17/09/2020)
We are still taking in any injured or orphaned wildlife. If you are bringing wildlife to our centre please contact us on 01564 823244 or ring the buzzer once outside and a member of staff will meet you at the gate.
Boarding Kennels and Cattery
Our kennels are open however we are operating a reduced number of boarding facilities for both dogs and cats. We ask that if you or anyone you have come into contact with is experiencing any symptoms of the coronavirus that you make arrangements for someone else to drop off and/or collect your animals.
We will not be allowing members of the public in to the centre to meet our rescues. If you are interested in adopting an animal we welcome you to contact us via 01564 823244 or firstname.lastname@example.org for one of our members of staff to discuss this with you.
If you are dropping off donations to us such as bedding and newspaper you will notice a green wheelie bin to the right hand side of our gate that you are welcome to use. As ever we are extremely grateful to all of our supporters both before and during this period of uncertainty.
Unfortunately we are not looking to take on volunteers or work placements for the foreseeable future.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these precautions but they are for the safety of everyone.
Many thanks for your understanding,
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Hollytrees will be restricting visitors to the centre for the foreseeable future as follows:
We are of course still taking in injured wildlife. If you are bringing wildlife to our centre please contact us once outside and a member of staff will meet you at the gate.
We will remain open for the boarding of cats and dogs. However we ask that if you are showing any symptoms of the virus at all or are returning from a country with an outbreak that you call us first or make arrangements for someone else to drop off and/or collect your animals.
Other than our boarding clients we are strictly closing to the public.
We are still rehoming animals at this time however this will be via appointment only. If you are interested in adopting an animal from us contact us on 01564 823244 or email@example.com and one of our members of staff will discuss the matter with you. If we have anything suitable to your situation and you are interested we will arrange a time for you to come by and take things from there.
We are still accepting donations of newspapers, bedding, towels and bric-a-brac, and are extremely appreciative of anyone willing to make the journey. In this case there is a green wheelie bin outside our gate that can be used to drop off donations or in the case of larger donations a member of staff will meet you at the gate to assist you.
We implore any volunteers who are showing any symptoms of the virus at all, or who have been in contact with anyone showing symptoms to remain at home. Know that we’re extremely grateful of your help, as always, but precautions must be taken for everyones safety.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these measures.
Many thanks for your understanding,
I hope this finds you all well!
I genuinely cannot believe how fast the years go by. It seems only yesterday that I was writing last years Christmas newsletter and popping a quick update on here.
As I always say the work here never stops, but we all wholeheartedly enjoy what we manage to accomplish. The number of injured wildlife and rehome cases brought to us increases year on year but that just means that we get to see more success stories!!
However no matter how much we get stuck in here, we couldn't do even half of it without the support of you good people! Whether it's monetary, newspapers, bedding, towels, food etc, every single thing goes towards the animals in our care, and not to sound cliche but every single thing helps.
From the bottom of our hearts thank you ever so much for your continued support.
We here, human and animal alike, wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope that you all have a fantastic 2020.
Thank you all again.
P.s. you can find our 2019 Christmas newsletter and card here.
An important notice to anyone intending to visit us on Sunday 12th May 2019:
As part of the Velo Birmingham Bike Ride Packhorse Lane and many of the surrounding roads will be closed for the majority of the day (approximately 7am - 6pm in the case of Packhorse Lane) with no traffic being allowed through at all, except for emergency services. The ride goes all around the West Midlands area with many roads being closed, see this map for the route and road closure information (also pictured below).
As such whilst we will be in hard at work taking care of the animals, and will technically be open, it will be difficult for members of the public to reach us. We have been informed that the footpaths will be open and accessible if you wished to walk to us.
If you are intending to drop off or collect your boarding animals on this date we should have already been in contact with you to make arrangements. If we haven't for any reason please get in contact with us ASAP to make arrangements for your stay. .
Apologies for any inconvenience caused but this is wholly out of our hands.
If you need assistance from the Velo team before/on the day please use the following number or email address:
0121 396 1296
Hello one and all!
Yet another year coming to an end, where does the time go??
We have had the busiest year on record, with rescue animals but especially the wildlife! From early spring it has been non stop every day, everything from the smallest birds to hand rear to injured deer on our country lanes. We've seen it all. I've barely had time to sit in the office and have a chin-wag over a coffee (haha!)
As I always say we couldn't accomplish anywhere near what we are able to without the support of our wonderful community. So thank you very much to every one of you!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Here's to a wonderful 2019!!
P.s. You can find the latest edition of the HARTbeat here.