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

Olive

Olive is a lovely young pony who has been spending increasing time with Tilly and could potentially be rehomed as a pair. She leads well and does lift her feet although will lift her feet to kick out at times so will need further handling.
She is a real character who enjoys playing and being groomed. She is very protective of food and will show aggression if she feels like her dinner is threatened.
Olive will be rehomed as a non ridden companion only due to a bad stifle injury.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

2015

Mare

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 leading 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

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 'field ornaments' for the grandchildren to fuss around. :)

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

14.2hh

Skewblad and Piebald

1998 & 2001

Mare

Compainion

 
 

2021 Kittens

Mix of kittens - various ages, sexes, personalities. Due to the number of kittens seeking homes we are asking people to apply stating their needs and the home life they can offer to help us match a kitten/s to the right home.

Color

Age

Mix

8 weeks Plus

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

Clifford

Clifford / Boots is a lovely boy who was lifted in August as part of our rescue at the Fairhill Shopping Centre in Ballymena. He has come around so much in his time at the sanctuary and this is his second time being advertised due to being removed because of an injury and vet care.

We are pleased to say he's been given the ok from the vet and although he has a limp, we have been informed that activity is the best thing for him to increase strength and mobility.

So now all he needs is a home!

He is a long-haired boy and does require daily brushing to keep him silky smooth; he has become quite fond of his grooming time and will lie and purr contentedly.

He will often be found on the sofa or in one of the many beds, having a snooze. He isn't really one for games and play, and would prefer a quieter home where he can be pampered and claim all the soft surfaces.

Due to his health (prone to running nose/eyes) the vet has recommended him for an only cat home to prevent infection spreading. For this reason we will only be considering homes without other cats. He is a very affectionate cat and loves company so ideally needs someone who will be home often; especially since he cannot have any cat companions.

Color

Age

Black & White

2 years

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?