Saturday, 10 December 2011

Hillside Animal Sanctuary

Ever since I picked up my very scruffy mutt Robbie, from rescue kennels almost three years ago, I have become more sensitive to the needs of animals needing care and also the individuals and organisations who care for these lovely creatures. Robbie was abandoned because he was too old, too scruffy and the wrong size but I love him to bits because he is just that, a bit gruff and a bit difficult but fantastic for us.  I cannot imagine why there are people who look at the aesthetics of a pet, and not at the love they can give...

I was early to a photoshoot in West Runton yesterday, when I drove down the beaten track in the search for somewhere quiet for a catchup with reading.  It was lovely and sunny but very cold, so the plan was for me to sit in the car and pick up a book I had started.

Unknowingly I had driven to the Hillside animal sanctuary, I place I had not even heard of before.  I came across wide open fields with wild horses and cows, and the sound of barking in the distance.  It was incredibly beautiful and serene, with the low sun shining through the horses manes and lighting up the grass.  I still feel so moved by scenes like this, after five and a half years of living in Norfolk, coming from a country where animals are not treated well and they do not have the space to roam and the care they find here.

I mananged to take a few photos of the highland cows and wild horses, moving quietly as not to disrupt them.  It was so peaceful and not the place for me to interfere.  Hopefully I will be back there when they have their open days, and take some more photos, and in the meanwhile I hope you like what I have already photographed there.







If you want to donate to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary or adopt one of their animals, or maybe a looking for your next canine companion - you can have a look at their work here :)

Have a lovely weekend! x




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