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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary: Dates to put in your diary and the story of a horse's recovery

PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 March 2019

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

The countdown continues as the sanctuary will open in just two days time. Sophie Kemp from the charity is on hand to tell us all the important information as well as share Julie the horse's story.

Julie the horse before and after she was brought into Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.Julie the horse before and after she was brought into Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.

We are so excited with just 2 days to go until we re-open to the public! Our usual opening times will resume:

Friday and Saturday: 11am - 4pm

Sunday and Monday: 11am - 4pm

Open EVERY day during the school holidays.

Our prices are:

Adults £6

Children (3-15) £5

Senior Citizen / Concession £4

Under 3’s go free

To celebrate all the wonderful mums out there, we’re offering free entry for ALL mum’s this Sunday!

Be sure to get yourself down here and visit our 500+ residents.

This week, we’d like to introduce you to Juliet the horse.

When she arrived at the sanctuary, she was skin and bone, riddled with worms, and in a terrible state.

Somebody had even thrown bleach over her, which burnt her skin badly. This was one of the most horrific rescues we’ve had at Hopefield. We started intensive treatment and she slowly got better, and has now grown into the stunning horse you can see at the sanctuary today.

Sadly Juliet’s bad luck didn’t end there - whilst out enjoying a sunny day, she caught her eye on a branch and ruptured her eyeball. She was rushed to the vets but unfortunately her eye could not be saved.

She has fully recovered, since and is loving life at the sanctuary.

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