BRITAIN’S FIRST FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY - Compassionate Caring for 25 years

The last secure place for over 530 animals and birds rescued from abuse, neglect, slaughter and abandonment. Please donate or adopt to keep them safe. Please don’t forget that if you shop online through Give As You Live that helps our funding too!

At the Sanctuary Farm Animals Are for Life And Not For Slaughter

Our new phone number is 01386 834500, and our email address is now

Support the Farm Animal Sanctuary by insuring your pet with Animal Friends Insurance via the link. Please recommend your friends too, for each one who takes out a policy Animal Friends Insurance will donate £5 to the Sanctuary which will help towards the running cost of looking after our animals. Not only do Animal Friends have a competitive range of policies on offer, but they have also donated over £1.7 million to animal welfare charities. Click here

Some of the survivors...

shetland pony

Ginger - read my story


Hosanna - read my story


Freedom - read my story


Shoveller - read my story

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Generally we are not open to the public but visits can be arranged by appointment - see contact page

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Jan opening the barn

Photo by Grace Denny

Open day

The 20th Farm Animal Sanctuary Open Day took place on Sunday 3rd September. Despite the weather over 300 supporters turned up to meet our animals and take part in the days events.

The new barn was officially opened by Jan who unveiled a plaque with major donors recognised. Jan also thanked all supporters who donated to the new building which is nearly complete; windbreaks and final touches are now being undertaken so the 'oldies' can have their well earned warm indoor quarters this winter.

The barn has been named Lilly's Barn after one of our first residents. Lilly was s a sheep who came as a lamb, and lived until the ripe old age of 22 under Jan and the team's care

It was a successful and enjoyable day, thanks to everyone who braved the weather to support our work, the animals all enjoyed the extra attention and biscuits and will look forward to meeting you all again next year.


suckling calves

Calf Appeal

We recently took in 6 beautiful Jersey calves. They were allowed 72 hours of life with their mother before being taken away from her. If a kind farmer hadn’t paid for them and brought them to us they would have been shot.

Read more, and find out how you could choose the names of these calves



The latest news from the sanctuary

Alpaca's, chickens and a drake with attitude... catch up on the latest news from the Farm Animal Sanctuary here...


adoption pack

New adoptions

New improved animal adoption range with a free fridge magnet, please help us look after the animals. Makes a perfect gift...


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We are very pleased to now be able to accept payments and donations via PayPal and Everyclick. Just click on the apropriate button to donate now, or where ever you see it on our website.

By cheque

Cheques made payable to The Farm Animal Sanctuary

Please send to:
The Farm Animal Sanctuary, Manor Orchard Farm, School Lane, Middle Littleton, Evesham, Worcestershire. WR11 8LN

Standing order

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Fund Raising

Like every other Charity fundraising is one of the biggest issues and challenges facing everyone. We don't produce anything apart from fleeces once a year. Were it not for neighbour Liz, who sorts our fleeces, sells them online and at a Fibre Festival which takes place once a year, the cost of shearing would outweigh the money we receive from the Wool Marketing Board. We rely totally on donations and legacies, but as I've said so many times farm animals are right at the bottom of the pile when it comes to gaining empathy and support.

We're here not just to give the lucky ones the chance of a life of care and respect but also to support campaigns to greatly improve and implement welfare standards.

We will always be looking for people who will help us in any way to raise much needed funds.

How you can help us to fundraise.

We need to raise at least £2,500 each week, new supporters to help us do this are always very welcome. If you live locally could you do a Car Boot sale for us, we have many saleable items here but not the time. Can you ask friends, family, colleagues etc. if they have any unwanted or broken gold or silver jewellery they could donate? If you have any other ideas please let us know. Is there a local handyman/woman who has a few hours to spare to help with small repairs to field shelters, aviaries etc? All suggestions welcome.

Please get in touch with Janet on 01386 834500 or

Why we are here

“Whoever believes that farm animals can be raised and slaughtered humanely should be here to listen to the constant bleating’s of our neighbour’s ewes. Their lambs have just been rounded up and taken to the slaughterhouse. The ewes have been frantically searching the fields looking for them for days. The lambs will bleat for the whole of the journey, their first, and what will be their last. They will get over it one way or the other, they don’t have a choice.” Janet Taylor

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Visitors & contacting us

We are a small team and most hours are spent looking after the animals, therefore please telephone between the hours of 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, Monday to Friday. For emergencies, there is an answer phone available which is checked regularly.

We would love you to come and visit us and meet the animals. However, due to ground conditions, we can only accept visitors during weekends from April to October. Please call us to make an appointment (ideally giving 7 days notice) so we can make sure someone is available to show you around.

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