Hopper Haven

Hopper Haven

And Littlefoot Sanctuary

Guinea Pig And Rabbit DEN

Welcome to the Hopper Haven GARDEN

Who we are

Hopper Haven is a Registered Animal Welfare Charity that specialises in rabbits and guinea pigs. We were established in January 2006. Charity Number 1118269.

What we do

We take in and care for older rabbits and guinea pigs or those with problems that mean they are not suitable for rehoming. We do not rehome from here.

Where we are

Hopper Haven is located in a large Sanctuary Garden in Redditch, Worcestershire in the UK. Our address is 557 Evesham Road, Crabbs Cross, B97 5JP.

Current Occupancy

As of June 2018 we have 105 animals in our care: 18 guinea pigs living in 2 large groups and 87 rabbits living in 35 groups of from 2 to 6 members.

About Us

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Hopper Haven is an animal welfare charity specialising in rabbits and guinea pigs. We are a registered charity located in Redditch, Worcestershire in the UK.

We provide a safe haven for the animals in our care to live out their lives in as natural a way as possible in the Sanctuary Garden. We do not rehome from here. Once here the animals are home, forever.

We have places for up to 20 guinea pigs and up to 100 rabbits depending on how large the groups are which depends on the temperaments and needs of the individual animals living here at any given time. We have a variety of housing suitable for animals with varying degrees of mobility.

We take in those animals which are not suitable for rehoming to live as a pet due to age or special needs arising from behavioural issues such as agression or extreme nervousness, health or dental problems or having a long or difficult to manage coat. We do not normally take in young healthy confident friendly animals.

Hoppenings

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Lots has been Hoppenin…
March and April 2018 were exceptionally busy months beset by several crises but with some better bits too.
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About What We Do and Why
The two species that we help are routinely poorly treated in our society. Rabbits are the most neglected animals in the UK (according to the...
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The Return of the Sun
The Sanctuary is located on the Northeast side of a ridge behind a row of houses and gets very little sun at ground level during...
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Busy Day
Yesterday and today have been far warmer than it has been for ages and than it is forecast to be in the coming weeks so...
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Welcome to Hopper Haven
Hopper Haven doesn't look like much from the front but it is much more than one would imagine. Visitors always comment about how much bigger...
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Support Us

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Here are just some of the ways you can help Hopper Haven help needy rabbits and guinea pigs.

Volunteer
Come along to the sanctuary on a Tuesday or Saturday between 10am and 3pm and get stuck in mucking out, filling water bottles, sweeping etc. Volunteers need to be over 18 and able to work independently.

Fundraise
It costs roughly £50 a day to keep Hopper Haven running, so we are in constant need of funds. Come along and help with one of our fundraisers or do one of your own for us. Contact Caroline via our facebook page to volunteer to fund raise.

Donate
Send us a donation towards our running costs. Cheques should be made payable to Hopper Haven. Or use our bank details which can be found on the sponsorship form to donate through online banking.

Donate Vegetables or Fruit or Picked Dandelions and grass
Help keep our critters happy by bringing us fresh fruit or veg you find on sale or can scrounge from your local shop, orchard or allotment. Or that you can forage from a clean area. Any offerings can be left in the porch or by the conservatory or brought around to the back gate on a Saturday between 11am and 3pm if you would like to meet the recipients.

Sponsorship
This is our main source of funding. It costs approx £10 a month to feed, bed and care for each animal in our care. If you sponsor an animal in full or in part you can visit them on Saturdays during our normal opening hours, between 11am and 3pm. Sponsorship can be done by monthly standing order into our bank account, or by giving us a lump sum to cover a specific time period. If you are willing to support us this way download our sponsorship form. You can use the bank information on it to donate via online banking or fill in the standing order mandate to give to your bank. If you are considering sponsoring you can visit us on a Saturday between noon and 3pm to choose an animal to sponsor and to see what we do.

Gift Aid – if you give or have given us a donation and are a tax payer please make sure to give us a gift aid form so we can claim back the tax.

This page is a work in progress.

Arrivals

Meet our most recent
Oslo R13/18
Oslo is a blue-eyed white lop buck who came to us via...
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Daphne GP4/18
Daphne is a black and pale ginger short haired female guinea pig....
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Annie GP3/18
Annie is a tricoloured Abyssinian female guinea pig. She came to us...
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Freda R12/18
Freda is a beautiful sooty fawn lionhead doe who was used in...
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Sid R11/18
Sid is a blue eyed white lop buck born in June 2009....
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Bilberry R10/18
Bilberry, or Bill, is a black lop buck who had been thought to...
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EveryBun and EveryPig Arriving …

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Nutbrown R50/06

Nutbrown is both our longest term and our oldest resident. He first came to us in June 2006 with his sisters Marigold and Tulip. They were an accidental litter produced after their mother, who was a rex, escaped and did what rabbits are notorious for with an undoubtedly handsome wild …

Kiki R9/18

Kiki is a grey continental giant doe born in 2016. She came to us in March 2018 because her owner was moving.She lives with Clyde in his big shed. I am a bit concerned about her as since we vaccinated her she has been losing weight and looks to sometimes …

Piaoliang R2/18

Piaoliang is a beautiful silver fox dwarf lop doe born in 2016. She and her sister Meili came to us in January 2018 because their owners were moving. They are very lively active beautiful creatures. In fact their names both mean beautiful in Chinese. In May 2018 they were bonded …

Papillon R32/17

Papillon is a black and white mini-lop buck born in 2017 who arrived at the end of October 2017. His mother or grandmother or great grandmother had been bought with a buck by someone who was told the pair were the same sex. Because of this mistake Rosie had litter …

Skipper R31/17

Skipper is a black and white mini-lop buck born in 2017 who arrived at the end of October 2017. His mother or grandmother or great grandmother had been bought with a buck by someone who was told the pair were the same sex. Because of this mistake Rosie had litter …

Blue R30/17

Blue is a black and white mini-lop doe born in 2017 who arrived at the end of October 2017. Her mother or grandmother or great grandmother had been bought with a buck by someone who was told the pair were the same sex. Because of this mistake Rosie had litter …

Rosie R28/17

Rosie was a very pretty speckled mini-lop doe born in 2015 who arrived at the end of October 2017. She had been bought with a buck by someone who was told the pair were the same sex. Because of this mistake Rosie had litter after litter with her sons fathering …

Thank You

Thank you for your interest and support. We need your help to help them. A society is only as good as the support its weakest members get. So the way we treat the small animals that we take into our homes and lives is surely a good measure of the quality of our society overall. Thank you for helping us to raise the standard and illustrate what is possible.