Hi, this is Steve,
Thank you for visiting this site.
A few people often ask how it all began so I will do my best to explain.
Saviours Haven is named after ‘Saviour‘ a rescued German Shepherd
He had been found wondering the streets of Newcastle Upon Tyne by the police and moved in with myself a week later.
The RSPCA watched how he befriended and interacted with all the other animals and commented on how it was like Saviours haven… Hence the name.
It all began when I decided to break into cabaret. On my first summer season I had a few pets in my caravan and was told that I had to get rid of them, I lied and said the animals were part of my act and sought the advice of the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals) inspectors.
Together we devised some animal friendly illusions and the act took off in an educational direction.
For over 20 years I toured the country as ‘Steve Lucock and Snotty the Rabbit’ (a comedy green rabbit puppet) and my animal magic show.
As an illusion show ‘Animalgique’ I worked and supported some of the biggest names in show business as well as doing many TV appearances.
Most of the programmes mentioned that the animals were rescued and people started to leave their unwanted pets on my doorstep.
At one time I had over 160 animals, No one could take any off me without them being ‘put to sleep’ so I kept them all.
With so many animals to look after, I had to stop touring the country and with the help of the RSPCA I put together an Animal Interactive Show to teach people how to care and look after animals and to point out why certain animals should not be kept as pets.
In May 2015 I filmed a documentary drama, Sadly a lot of it was deemed too political because of the friendly way in which it portrayed foxes.
(The British government want to bring back fox hunting)
The documentary drama was finally first broadcast as part of the highly acclaimed programme ’41 dogs in a 3 bedroom semi’ in October 2015, It is still being repeated all around the world today
I now have the backing not only off the RSPCA and Animal Welfare but also off the Head of Animal Licensing for the North of England.
Hopefully this year we will be able to get enough backing via our new Etsy shop Saviourhavenemporium, sponsorship’s, donations and the work we do to open a larger sanctuary, which will enable us to rescue more creatures and give them a loving forever home which they truly all deserve.
Also i would like to add that all the various animals in our care are seen and thought of as family, We do our very best to give them everything that they need, As well as all the love they could wish for.
We had an unexpected visit from the Head of Animal Licensing and this is part of the email that we received from him.Donations and Shop