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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auction gallery

The Big Picture Art Auction
25th November- 2nd December 2017

Our Christmas Art Auction of original work from national artists is now live on Facebook. Look at this link or contact Laura on 01386 834500 for a lot list by telephone.

Local and national prize winning artists have joined together for an online art auction including animal favourites like Seren Bell, Tom Sheppherd and Becky Jones. Jan hopes that people will view the stunning pieces and bid to help to raise as much as possible for the Farm Sanctuary residents. She said: “By donating to this very worthwhile cause, there’s also the added bonus that highest bidders will be getting a stunning new piece of original artwork for their wall.”

The online auction is open for bids between November 25th and December 2nd 2017 for family and friends to receive art in time for Christmas. Please be ready to place your bid from 9am on 25th November until the auction ends at 8pm on December 2nd. Highest bidder will donate to the Farm Animal Sanctuary and receive the art work to their selected address.



October News

Following a fairly miserable summer, the September forecast was more promising. The first two days of the month were warm and sunny, on the third day, the day of our once a year Open Day, the clouds rolled in and it began to drizzle with rain, very wet drizzle, which managed to keep going for most of the day.

Despite this, we still had a very good turnout, lots of damp people walking around with smiles on their faces. The animals didn't mind, they all had shelter and some of them came close to overdosing on Rich Tea biscuits, thanks to visitors.



Calf Names

Our Jersey Boys orphans all have a name now-thanks to the generosity of those who took part in our naming auction.

Our thanks to

Joanne Burdis for ( 501760 ) 'Harvey', Chris Lamb for (501755) 'Sebastian', Kathryn Summersgill for (501753), 'Jack' Theresa for (601754) 'Eli' and 601761 'Duke') and Jay for (401759 ) for 'Charlie'

These names will stay with the calves for their new life at the sanctuary and help with their upkeep. They are growing fast and we will always need help with their care and food. Please, donate here if you can help. Thank you


Save the date

You are invited to:
The Farm Animal Sanctuary Christmas Event
5pm, Saturday 2nd December 2017

Family friendly event with Carols from the Evesham Choir, nativity, stalls and refreshments A must for all our supporters and animal lovers!

At: Manor Orchard Farm, School Lane, Middle Littleton, Evesham WR11 8LN


Jan writes...

As October marks World Farm Animal Day, World Animal Day and Animal Welfare Week Jan Taylor, founder of the Farm Sanctuary some 25 years ago, looks back and reflects on some issues.

During the early 1990's I worked as a freelance journalist for a major national newspaper, I specialised in animal welfare issues. The export of live animals was a major source of concern then and still is.

Some of the things I witnessed are almost certainly still going on, these animals are seen as goods, not sentient beings. The simple reason for the trade is to maximise profit from each and every animal.


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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.

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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

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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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