Had THE best time at Hillside Animal Sanctuary today!
Was heartbreaking to learn of the horrific situations many of these animals have been rescued from but so lovely to see them so content and being so well-cared for.
I’m always very wary of visiting places that claim to be ‘sanctuaries’ or ‘rescue centres’, but Hillside is every bit the animal sanctuary. They’ve created a wonderful space for visitors to interact with animals in a way that is both respectful and educational.
It’s so important for both children and adults alike to have experiences around animals that don’t involve animal exploitation. It’s great for children especially to see they can get enjoyment from being around animals without having to ride them or watch them perform tricks.
And just to top it all off, they had a lovely little cafe selling lots of vegan snacks! “If you love animals, why eat them?”.