We visited here over the may bank holiday as we were staying near by. Upon arrival the place looked fairly normal, a nice little cafe at the entrance. charity or no charity there is no excuse for what awaited us behind the 'zoo' entrance door.... A place of utter horrors! The smell was putrid, beyond anything ive ever smelt before. Faeces and urine is the only way to describe the smell. It hits you like a ton of bricks as soon as you open the door and this is outdoors so it's even more shocking that the smell is so strong but when seeing the animals you'll soon understand why! Theyre living in their own muck. Infact I'd go as far as to say they look like they hadnt been cleaned out for months. There was a sheep with what appeared to be a broken leg but when I asked they said theyd 'check it later'... A parrot that was so distressed at it's living conditions that it was pulling out its feathers, was basically bald and was bleeding in certain places where it couldnt stop biting itself. The fox... Well there arnt the words for the place that is kept in. Cruel is the only thing I can say. Then there was what I consider to be the highlight of a very bizarre, unsettling day... Amongst the small, dirty cages of clearly distressed animals were a cage of cats. Nope, not big cats like you may be thinking. Regular domestic cats. With a plaque stuck to the cage stating that they were cats. One of them was desperately trying to get human attention and interaction, whilst the other was viscous and angry. Which is hardly surprising considering the circumstances in which theyve been kept. The entire place is filthy, smelly, and painful to see. How it is allowed to stay open I can not understand. From the nocturnal owls that had been locked in tiny cages and not ever taken out to fly, so we're wide wake during the day due to the trauma.... Right down to the poor unfortunate raccoon that theyd locked in a glass box barely bigger than a porter loo... This entire place is a place of horrors that as an animal lover I found truly upsetting to visit.
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