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 email@example.com
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
February flew by, a weird mixture of weather which ended with Storm Doris storming through the fields and taking away one of our new field shelters. We were a devastated, it was only put up a few months ago and we don't have the funds to replace it. Fortunately there were no animals in there at the time, the field shelter is beyond repair, so we just have to be thankful that nothing was killed or injured...
Thank you to all who supported out Big Barn Appeal, we have raised enough funds to start work on a new barn for our oldies, ensuring they are snug and warm this winter before we finally have the new barn in place next spring. Thank you all
We are very excited to now be able to accept payments and donations via PayPal. Just click on the Paypal button to donate now, or where ever you see it on our website.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our Adoption Pages and choose a beautiful girl or handsome lad to send to family, friends or colleagues. Information on How To Adopt is also available 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