Heronfield Small Breeds Farm and Animal Rescue Centre

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Heronfield Small Breeds Farm and Animal Rescue Centre

Heronfield Small Breeds Farm and Animal Rescue Centre
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Peter M
Birmingham, UK3 contributions
Please take a visit!!!
Sep 2021 • Friends
I wish to thank Mitch for all things he’s done and he doing despite reading through other peoples comments yes it’s run down but it’s a small family run charity rescue centre that’s been there over 100 years old out in the middle of the countryside so you can’t expect all the razzle-dazzle of a proper zoo.
A friend had said she had taken a squirrel pup there a few days before as a vet was going to put it down!
I said can we go and see how it’s doing now and got there told it was on the mend thanks to Mitch the owner as seen in photo as my friend was able to feed the pup again and as soon as it’s fit enough he’ll be released back into a set of woods near by to live out the rest of it’s life!
But my friend was surprised I knew Mitch but I’ve known this animal sanctuary for nearly 30 years as my dad worked there as he had done a lot of work back in the 1990’s as he was in charge of a youth training scheme which they don’t have them no more unfortunately.
There’s a large array of animals there.
It’s a lot of work for him to maintain that sanctuary and care for all of the different animals at the same time.
So if there’s people that can please help Mitch with free materials and labour to keep the sanctuary up and running I no he would be extremely grateful for it.
I would love to see him to pass it on to his kids like his mom and dad passed it on to him to it carry on.
Mitch please keep up the good work you do and I’ll see you soon.

Peter,
Alex’s son.
Written September 21, 2021
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Lyn C
1 contribution
Don't waste your time here.
Sep 2021 • Family
Whilst the owner is trying his best to rescue a few animals, this place should be avoided at all costs. Initially the place looks like a junk shop, with lots of tat for sale, presumably to try and raise funds. The "walk" around the site is more of an obstacle course, with junk and rusty equipment strewn everywhere. The animals were all in clean bedding with food available however. The area was completely uncared for. Lots of weeds around. The "play area" was hazardous, totally unsafe. The picnic tables scattered around were falling apart, and not safe to use in any way.
Whilst I can't fault the owners commitment to looking after injured or unwanted creatures, I feel that it was a project that has obviously got out of hand. The animals seem happy enough though.
Not advised for younger children, and probably should be reported on health and safety grounds.
Written September 4, 2021
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Alou W
1 contribution
Cannot believe people moan about this delightful place!
Aug 2021 • Family
Every single miserable whinger who gave this place any less than 10/10 need to give their heads a good wobble. It's not MEANT to be a fancy day out, they RESCUE sick and injured animals, for goodness sake. They rely on donations and the money goes to food and medicines for the animals they nurture. Why should they spend it on the aesthetic just to please the minority who just don't "get it"? Why should they spend money buying fancy outbuildings when that money could feed and medicate animals for three days? Honestly, THINK about what you say. Regarding items being around the place, such as forks for mucking out, it's up to YOU as a visitor to ensure your children behave and keep safe. When I visit with my children, they know not to run around or touch things. If people don't want to buy a drink, fine - but profits from that go straight into the animal welfare costs. So stop being negative. These people are few and far between and it makes me so sad to read people having a moan. If you want somewhere pretty, go to a heritage site or beach instead.
Written August 16, 2021
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scooper229
Solihull, UK7 contributions
Lovely place
Aug 2021
Lovely place to visit really nice helpful staff. Lots of animals, keep visiting so they can keep this place going
Written August 15, 2021
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Parkus
3 contributions
Regular visitor
Jan 2020
Heronfield is remarkable place. You may see a crow with an injured wing or a family of ducklings being hand reared to maturity before being released. This is a rescue centre that works with limited funding but with a great love of the natural world. The owner (Mitch) delights in sharing his knowledge and experience with everyone who visits. You might need to wait a few minutes in the reception, Mitch will probably be in the back doing something fantastic to bring an injured animal back to health. Have a browse in the bric-a-brac section of the store, there's some great stuff on sale.
Written January 6, 2020
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Adventure797467
13 contributions
Our visit today
Jul 2019 • Family
Spent a lovely few hours at heronfield this morning, we had a lovely welcome from Mitch who was most informative about which paths to take and about the animals, Mitch and his wife give their whole life to these animals and do amazing with them all with I would imagine very little funds and rely on us to visit and support them, I love that all the animals have shelters, it must be such hard work for them both looking after all the animals and you can tell he is improving all their homes, when we had been round we had a look round the little shop and bought a toy and some stickers, I could have spent hours in there it's like an Aladdin's cave, everything is what people have donated and all goes to feeding the animals and vets fees, please call in and help their funds or even volunteer to help them it is such a worthy cause
Thank you for a lovely morning will visit again soon in the summer holidays
June and John Walton and little Reubs x
Written July 15, 2019
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Bettina D
1 contribution
Extremely Kind & Caring Couple
Jul 2019 • Solo
Walking to work, I found a young pigeon who, on a hot day, was clearly in need of some TLC. Having taken the little one to my local vet, they suggested I take him to Mitch at Heronsfield as they knew he and his wife would use all efforts to help him. On arrival, I was greeted by both Mitch and his wife who seem very caring people. No fuss, no polish, but plenty of compassion for the animals and they were welcoming to me.

I have to say, most of the people I know who love and care for animals are not your usual ‘run of the mill’ characters but that, in my opinion, is completely irrelevant. They’re doing work they love, with no government funding, to help animals benefit a good quality of life. I salute that.

My advice would be: go along, take your kids, keep an open mind (and an open heart), don’t expect Alton Towers, and, with fair and realistic expectations, enjoy and support people who are doing what most wouldn’t: devoting their time and their home to animals in need.
Written July 6, 2019
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David M
5 contributions
Lovely animals but very strange owner
Jun 2019 • Family
Like other reviews I do not wish to leave negative comments for an animal sanctuary.

The place is nice although rundown and the animals are lovely.

The owner is very strange. We were there for 30 minutes and every 10 minutes he just kept making it clear that he did not want us there e.g. asking/hinting as to whether we were looking for the exit.

What made it particularly strange was that it is a reasonably large area and so he had to come and find us to make it clear that he didn’t want us there.

I found this a real shame because my son loves animals and it is a short drive from our house.
Written June 30, 2019
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Sarah M
Balsall Common, UK177 contributions
Rather odd
Jun 2019 • Family
My son loves animals so we thought we would visit. It has mountains of junk in it and the owner is just plain weird. He asked us several times if we knew where the exit was, he was trying to get rid of us! The animals look well looked after and it is a good cause so I gave it an extra star.
Written June 30, 2019
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amsingleton1659
Solihull, UK60 contributions
Heronfield Animal Rescue Centre - a lovely place to visit for people of all ages.
May 2019 • Solo
The animal rescue centre is situated next to the Grand Union canal in Heronfield on the Warwick road about two miles from Knowledge. There is plenty of parking and many small and larger animals to see there. Their latest large animal is a Llama only recently received and this goes well with the existing llama and alpaca.

Small animals include birds of prey, rabbits, two swans (now returned to the wild), Gerbils- they have had deer (returned to wild). The staff are very friendly and the animals are very well looked over.

It is a non-profit centre and in order to help raise funds for the animals upkeep there is a shop on site containing a very diverse range of donated items ( both new and used) everything from rabbit hutches, to tables, chairs, fitness equipment, greetings cards, model cars and glassware to name but a few.

It a great place to spend time at particularly for families though anyone is welcome to visit.
Written May 8, 2019
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