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Birch Hill Dog Rescue

  • Located In The Picturesque Village Of Neen Sollars
  • Set Up In 1996
  • Fantastic Reputation For Canine Care
  • We Accept Donations From 1

Neen Sollars
DY14 0AQ
Telno: 01299270406

Birch Hill Dog Rescue

Birch Hill Dog Rescue

Birch Hill Dog Rescue

First set up back in 1996, Birch Hill Dog Rescue has always offered unwanted, abandoned and neglected dogs the very best of care.

The Rescue Centre is situated in the picturesque village of Neen Sollars, just over 2 miles from Cleobury Mortimer on the south edge of Shropshire.

Birch Hill House was built in 1850 on the land which used to be a stone quarry.

The Live and Let Live pub in the village was built from the stone produced from here.

During the war it was used by evacuees and six families were sent to stay here.

The approach to the house is by way of a long drive which originally went through a damson orchard which in itself was unusual. Now in spring the drive is carpeted either side by a blanket of snowdrops.

In 1989 the kennels were built for purely boarding purposes, but over the years things were to change.

It was in 1996 that Jutta and Terry Patterson took over Birch Hill and continued to run the boarding kennels, but the Pattersons love of helping unwanted and mistreated dogs was to take over Birch Hill completely.

They slowly began to take in abandoned dogs from here and there and if there was a needy dog wanting refuge, Jutta would always find a space for it. No dog was to be turned away.

Before long the amount of rescue dogs coming in overwhelmed the number of dogs coming in for boarding.

Sadly, without any support of volunteers to do any fundraising for them, the Pattersons had to fund the rescue from their own pockets.

They received no donations in way of bedding or food for the dogs, and often especially in winter, to keep the dogs warm they would rummage through their own clothes to try and find some items to put in the dogs' beds. To say that life was harsh would be putting it mildly.

Over time Birch Hill's reputation for giving the utmost care for the dogs would spread to other rescues.

Other rescue charities began to house thir dogs at Birch Hill which provided the Pattersons with a little income in order to help their own needy dogs.

Even the RSPCA would use the kennels to house ill-treated and badly neglected dogs, such was the level of care and patience that Jutta offered them.

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