News 2013


The famous gang of four!!!Sadly we lost two of our hennies over the past couple of months; one very quickly overnight and we are unaware as to why and the other little lady had a growth and internal laying caused by her poor body being worked too hard in the cage before hand. Hens are such amazing creatures and the thought of them being in those hellholes is disturbing to say the least.

These wonderful little creatures who gather round our feet at feeding time deliberately to trip us up and watch us do all we can to stop standing on their big feet!! are one of the reasons why we do not eat animals and only use animal friendly products. It's so easy so why aren't you doing it too!

Please do not hesitate to contact us for how to live a compassionate lifestyle.

We are now a registered charity

Charity Commission - The regulator for charities in England and WalesWe are pleased to announce that we are now a registered charity. The process was a long and rigorous one (as it should be) but we got there in the end. Whereas it doesn't make a difference in the day-to-day running of the rescue it does help give us more credibility when applying for grants, talking to the media, schools and the general public. Some organisations won't deal with charities unless they are registered. It does seem harsh as there are some brilliant non-registered charities out there but I suppose rogue people can pose a problem anywhere...

Registered Charity Number 1152987 Forget-Me-Not Animal Rescue - We are hoping to update our leaflets and information packs with our charity number very soon, we can get them posted out before the end if the year. They will feature our rescued animals of course.

Can you re-home a hen?

Can you re-home an hen?Taking rescued hens home is an experience I would want anyone who eats chicken or their eggs to witness, as they are truly remarkable individuals who let their personalities shine through even after a few days. At first of course they are scared and wary of everything and it can take time initially for them to become confident in their new surroundings.

We wish that there wasn’t a need to rescue any animals and that they lived free and happy lives without human interference, but until that day arrives we will continue to live a vegan life and do all we can to help people become aware of how amazing and truly individual ALL hens are who are so brutally treated by the farming system.

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Rabbit Awareness Week 2013

Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) Rabbit Awareness Week 2013is an annual week of events run by participating vets, retailers and rescue centres, that aims to raise awareness of the welfare needs of pet rabbits.

Rabbit Awareness Week 2013 starts on 4th May and this year’s hot topic is diet.

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Northern Vegan Festival

Forget-Me-Not Animal Rescue would like to say a big thank you to everyone who vistied our stall at the festival. It was a very busy day right from the start to packing away the stall at the end..

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Oswestry M&S

Forget-Me-Not Animal Rescue recently held a bag packing events at Marks and Spencers in Oswestry. A big thank you to our supporters William and friends in the snowChris and Kathy who helped pag bags during the day. With their help and your donations we raised much needed funds.

A big thank you also goes to M&S for letting us have this event.

Thank you very, very much.

From all the animals here at Forget-Me-Not Animal Rescue

Fresh Start For Hens

Ruby and IvyAn act of kindness by one can change the lives of many. The image right is Ivy the hen having a hug with her new friend Ruby, who is a vegetarian.

Fresh Start For Hens rehome ex-commercial hens, be they from enriched cages, barn or free range. The organisation is not for profit and is run by volunteers.

Sat 30th March 2013 (England & Wales Rehoming) Reservations are now open

Bag-packing event in Marks and Spencer in Chester

Forget-Me-Not Animal Rescue will be having a bag-packing event in Marks and Spencer in Chester on Saturday 10th August 2013 between 10am and 4pm. We need 6 people at a time to cover their tills, would you be able to help?

You can stay as long or a short a time as you like or go and have a break and come back again! Even if you can help just for an hour that would be great, just one extra person would bring in another £100. This is a great opportunity for us to raise some much needed funds as we have had a hard time due to bad weather in 2012 fundraising and it would be really appreciated if you could help out and get anyone else to help too.

Thank you very much as we really do need people to come along and make a difference, our animals would thank you if they could.

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Animal Aid's Christmas Fayre 2012

A very big thank you to all the following who supported our stall at the Animal Aid Fayre in London: 9 Bar, Amy's Kitchen, Ananda Foods, Bamboo Clothing, Beauty Without  Cruelty, Cracked Wheat, Doves Farm, Elphin,  Gaia Creams, Green Valley Trading Co., Harvest Wholefoods (Shropshire), Healthy Sales, Katharine Botanicals, Lush Chester, Meridian, Ms. Cupcakes, Plamil Foods, Provamel, Pure Skin, Purely Natural, Soapnuts, Scott At Go Max Go Foods, Skin Blossom, Sweet Vegan, The Vegan Cakery, Tropical Wholefoods and Vegusto. We would also like to thank Elaine & family, Chris & Kathy and especially David & Mary.

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Gaia Creams

For every purchase at Gaia Creams they will kindly donate 5% of the sale to Forget-Me-Not Animal Rescue.

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Writers For Animals

Writers For Animals is a collection of twenty stories about animals and their relationships with humans. It features both published and previously unpublished writers from all around the world. There is a story in the book about our very own Gracie.

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William is a minature Kune, Kune pig who was being sold in a car park outside a pub in Liverpool. Yes you read that correctly, how irresponsible some people are, he could have ended up anywhere. Thankfully a kind-hearted soul took him out of this situation and so he then moved on to live in a flat. The people caring for him there were very much aware that he couldn't remain there and they contacted friends of ours who asked for our help, we said yes of course.

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Chester and Oswestry M&S

Forget-Me-Not Animal Rescue recently held two bag packing events at Marks and Spencers in Chester and Oswestry. A big thank you to our supporters Chris & Kathy, Lee & Jane and Jayne who helped out at these two events, with their help we raised a generous amont of much needed funds.

A big thank you also goes to M&S for letting us have these events.

Thank you very, very much.

Paul and Sarah

Forget-Me-Not update

We have had a very busy time recently visiting the vets. Unfortunately most rescues go through a period of time when they have a number of animals that are ill or injured. A number of our hens, guinea pigs and rabbits have had various ailments and it means travelling a round trip of 50 miles to visit an excellent homeopathic vet in Shropshire. Very sadly two of our beautiful amazing hennies died which is heartbreaking as it means they spent longer in the cages than they did enjoying their freedom. We were however, reminded that they were spared the horrific journey and painful end to their life to and in the slaughterhouse.

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March is Veggie Month

Have you been thinking about going vegetarian? If so, Animal Aid’s nationwide initiative – Veggie Month – provides the perfect motivation. You will be joining a growing number of people, including celebrities, health professionals, chefs, government officials, teachers and people in your area, who believe that mass-producing, killing and eating other sentient beings cannot be justified.

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Forget-Me-Not Animal Rescue needs constant financial support to continue their vital work helping animals, so please support us by making a donation today.

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Forget-Me-Not Animal Rescue is in memory of all those animals we have been so fortunate to share our lives with and to those we have never met but have suffered and died in their millions.


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