Animals Looking for New Homes

All animals on this page are seeking new homes.

 

 

For Equine Rehoming please click the apply button to apply for more information or to inquire about any horses not yet listed here. Please be aware that some Horses may have already been reserved for a new home. You can apply by filling in an application form either by following the application link or downloading a form here.

All animals will be re-homed via home checks.

 

Please do not contact unless you are genuinely interested in re-homing.

 

For inquires or more information please email;

Equine rehoming team. rehoming@crosskennanlane.org.uk

Dog/Cat/Bird Rehoming team. office@crosskennanlane.org.uk

Tilly

Tilly is a lovely little pony with a gentle and loving personality. She fits into nearly every herd without argument and pairs well with most ponies. She does not like bigger horses or ponies though and will bully them. She has a knack for escape and will need an escape proof paddock. She cannot be stabled. She is picky with food and will need to be monitored in any home to ensure she is eating properly. She would be the ideal little pony to join any family as a companion and be fussed over. She wants to follow everywhere and is curious about everything.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

11hh

Dark Bay/Black

2010

Mare

Companion Only

Jodie and Sanza

Jodie was paired up with Sanza and like everything else Jodie does, she took it all in her stride. She is not sound for riding but could lead a small child around. Jodie has a dust allergy and has a sensitive stomach with food changes. Ideally, she needs to live out with an open shelter. Jodie adores a little fuss and attention and is always on the lookout for her next 'buddy'.

Sanza doesn't mix well with other horses but gets along with Jodie thanks to the older mares' mellow temperament. She does love attention and fuss though and enjoys grooming. Like Jodie, she isn't sound but could be used for setting a small child on her back.

Both mares must be rehomed together and must go to a five star home. They would be perfect as a pair of wonderful ponies for the grandchildren to fuss around. :)

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

14.2hh

Skewbald and Piebald

1998 & 2001

Mare

Companion

Emily & Elijah

Both donkeys will need a home together with someone experienced with horses, donkeys, or both. The home must be patient and willing to continue their training after leaving the sanctuary. Limited grazing will be needed - ideally a track system if possible to encourage movement, helping with the loss of the additional weight that they carry.

Emily (lighter mare) has a more subdued temperament, only concerned whenever she cannot reach Elijah, unhappy when she can see but not reach him. She is a polite donkey who would be content with or without human attention.

Elijah (darker gelding) is a very curious Donkey. He will meddle with anything new in his environment. Very mentally active and quick to learn forms of enrichment would be very beneficial.

Both lead well-using body language and vocal cues - ‘walk-on’ and ‘Woah’. Very responsive and getting more so with each session. Whoever was to rehome them would be expected to continue their training and handling.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

13.2hh

13 + 8

Companion only

Olive

Olive is a lovely young pony with a curious and playful personality. She leads well and does lift her feet although will need further handling.
She is a real character who enjoys playing and being groomed. She is very protective of her food.
Olive was to be rehomed as a non-ridden companion only due to a bad stifle injury but as of Spring 2021 she has been given the clear to potentially begin her riding career.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

11hh

Dark Bay

2015

Mare

Basic Handling

Gwynedd

Gwynedd is a lovely welsh pony, in her late teens we know very little about her past other than she was cast aside and abandoned in a field, all her companions removed and her left and forgotten. She had been on her own for approximately a year before we were contacted and when we arrived to get her she was excited to see us; walking over to get her headcollar on and then loading onto the horse box.

She had been left in a field with lots of rich grass and after a year she had gained a lot of weight, her feet had been overgrown, and truthfully we didn’t know how she would cope with recovery. She’s a strong girl though and since first meeting us she has taken everything in her stride, from meeting the dentist to getting her feet trimmed and working on her exercise and diet plan.

She has been assesed for riding and come into work well, however she is only suitable for light work. She will need some time to build herself up and lose the weight but someone able to work with her can help her accomplish those things. Providing her with the exercise, time and work needed to get her fit.

Gwynedd has had laminitis in the past and will need a home with an understanding of this and the option of grass free turnout, ideally a grass free paddock or track system where she can get exercise.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

13hh

Bay

2003

Mare

Light Riding Only

Poppy REHOMED

Poppy was dumped on the side of the road, along with the much older Diana. Poppy is only 2 years old and has lots to learn, after being dumped on the side of the road and chased from one spot to another she’s had a mixed experience with people. She head collars and leads and with only a little encouragement lead on and off the horsebox when we collected her. She is learning everything new though and at her age is very curious about absolutely everything. She needs a home that can teach her the basics and work with her so she learns the boundaries and what is accepted. We expect her to make 13hh and she will make a stunning pony for anyone.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

- to make 13hh

Piebald

2019

Mare

Basic Handling

Nora RESERVED

Nora was dumped in a forest and survived there with her friend for over 2 years. She lived off what was there and what members of the public brought her. With it all she and her friend gained a lot of weight and when the sanctuary became aware of them they were both laminitic. Nora was very nervous of people, even with food offered. She kept her distance and would spook easily. Since arriving at the sanctuary she has grown in confidence and can be caught, headcollars and led. She is coming around well to being groomed and petted and will often now seek out a little attention. She is still a quiet mare and latches onto whoever is around to hide behind if she gets nervous in new situations. She is still quite young and will have someone with a little time to spend with her and build a bond. At present Nora is looking for a home, either long term or short term, where she can go out, have some time with people and learn more. We suspect she is pregnant but as yet this is not confirmed. We therefore would like a home for her where she would be ideally able to have her foal safely and wean it.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

11hh

Chestnutt

2018

Mare

Basic Handling

Robyn RESERVED

Robyn is quite famous on our page, after being rescued in the middle of winter of the Mourne Mountains, days away from dying from starvation. She was rescued alongside Cyril the Donkey and although their relationship is very sweet it is not ideal for them as they have different needs and drastically different ages. Robyn needs a home where she can continue to grow. She is only a yearling and we estimate she will make around 13hh. She is a lovely pony, very fine and gentle in nature. She can be nervous of new people and things and will need a home that is willing to give her the time to grow in confidence and mature.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

- to make 13hh

Bay/Roan

2020

Mare

Basic Handling

Martha (must be rehomed with Sadie)

Martha is approximately 9 years old and 14.3hh. She is a very sweet natured mare. At present she is in assessment as we suspect she is lame. She is looking for a companion only home alongside her sister Sadie who she is bonded with.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

14.3hh

Bay

2012

Mare

Companion / In assessment

Sadie (must be rehomed with Martha)

Sadie is approximately 7 years old and 14.1hh. She is a lovely bay mare with a white stripe. She has sweet itch but it’s managed well at the sanctuary. She has a lovely gentle nature and although not fully assessed yet we believe she will go into work easily. She is looking for a home where she can continue her training for riding, alongside her sister Martha who she is bonded with. They will need a further companion in the home if Sadie is to be taken away from Martha for ridden activities and this is something that will only be done after a weaning process.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

14.1hh

Bay

2014

Mare

In Assessment for riding

Lady - REHOMED

Lady is a lovely sweet natured pony, first rescued in 2013 as part of a larger welfare case she has been in a couple of homes and subsequently been returned through no fault of her own. She is prone to weight gain and lameness and as a result and through a lameness test with the vet she has been ruled out of riding. So she is need of a loving home as a companion only. She is very happy being a field ornament as long as she has someone with her. She doesn’t need a lot of grazing and is very well behaved for the vet, farrier, dentist, etc. She lead and loads well and does everything you would want for a companion pony.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

14hh

Bay

2004

Mare

Companion Only

 

FOSTER HOME APPLICATION

Apply to foster rescue dogs for the sanctuary; give a dog the chance at a future by helping them learn the basics in a home setting or assisting them heal until they are ready to find a home.

Breed

Color

Age

Sex

 

Orphaned Kittens (Mix) INDOOR HOMES ONLY!

Mix of kittens - will be minimum 2 weeks before any are able to be rehomed. All have had health issues which has made the requirement of indoor only home. Please only apply if you can offer an indoor only home.

Color

Age

Mix

8 weeks

Sex

Mix

Kitt & Solomon

Solomon (tabby) and Kitt (black) - a very special home for a very special pair 🐱🐱.
This adorable duo have been living together in a foster home for about 2 1/2 years and are best friends. Through no fault of their own, they are now looking for their forever home together. They are around 3 and 4 years old, are extremely affectionate and love being groomed. They are indoor cats and would love a quiet home and a knee to sit on. Kitt has an an abnormal stance/gait affecting his back legs, which the vet suspects is neurological. This doesnt stop him enjoying life with his bestie though, with some soft rugs to cushion any tumbles he takes.

Color

Age

Black and Tabby

3 years

Sex

Male - Neutered

Cissy

Cissy is a playful kitten, she had a rough start to life and had poor health which is why she remained in our care for longer than any of her siblings. On her last visit to the vets she was given the all clear and is now on the lookout for a home of her own.

Color

Age

Black & White

6 months

Sex

Female - Spayed

Michael and Rose

They are a bonded pair in need of an indoor home. They need a home willing to take their time with them and earn their trust.Michael and Rose are two sanctuary strays - both caught at the sanctuary as sick cats. Rose had had a litter of kittens. They have been under the sanctuary care for a few months now and have blossomed. They are still wary of strangers; but happy with their carers.
They are looking for a home where they can make up their own terms; they need patience and time to come around sometimes but once they come around they are very sweet.
They are looking for a home together as they enjoy each others company and find strength and confidence with each other.

Color

Age

Ginger and Tabby

2 years

Sex

Male and Female - Neutered and Spayed

George & Terrance

George and Terrance are two nervous boys who were part of our Fairhill rescue. They've come along so well since arriving, but they are still very nervous and prefer to spend time to themselves.

They know to go to their crate for bed and food and are happy with other cats and dogs.

They need a lot of time to build trust.

Color

Age

Black and White

2 years and 1 year

Sex

Male - Neutered

Nancy

Nancy (originally Claire online) was one of the twelve lifted at the Fairhill shopping centre in August/September 2020. She has had two litters of kittens this year alone, whilst not being much more than a baby herself.

She is rather fondly known as "Hissy" due to her hiss of 'unwelcome' to intruders. She has not much sign of ever really knowing love or TLC before coming to the sanctuary and it has taken a lot for her to get as far as she has in building trust with people and confidence. Unfortunately, we just don't have the time to truly dedicate to her with so many currently calling the sanctuary home. She is currently weaning her last litter and then she will be going to get spayed.

We will always have a home here for her at the sanctuary and she does get time spent with her and we will get time to work with her one on one in the future, but if there was a home out there with a special person who would be willing to work with her and to show her humans aren't all bad we would be delighted to hear from you.

She knows her crate now well and although she has the run of the office and reception during the day will go into her crate at night for bed and dinner.

Can you offer a place for Nancy when she is ready and help her learn to trust again?
This place can be temporary or permanent! We just want her to have the best chance.

Color

Age

Black and White

2 years

Sex

Female - Spayed

 
 

Braveheart

Braveheart arrived in cardboard box during lockdown in 2020. He loves to escape and explore the sanctuary, but soon ended up causing mayhem with our other roosters. So he moved in with Gabriel the pony who was in recovery and they became best pals. But Gabriel has a new pal, another pony, and once again Braveheart is on a mission. He's such a sweet bird, knows bedtime, and lunch/dinner. Comes into the cabin and his crate at night and spends his days with the ponies. Obviously he would love nothing more though than having a few hens of his own.

Malcolm

Malcolm came to the sanctuary alongside some siblings and his mother, as a young chick. He's a lovely rooster but really doesn't have the room at the sanctuary he deserves. Could you offer him a forever home? Perhaps with a brood of his own?

Herbie

Herbie came to us a couple of years ago as an unwanted and badly treated rooster. He was in a poor state and needed a lot of care to build him up. He's now fit and healthy and ready to spread his wings. Could you offer him a forever home? Perhaps with a brood of his own?