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.

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Colin - read my story


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Gilbert - read my story

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Our summer opening has come to an end. Supporters can visit by appointment from April 2019-September 2019.

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Ginger - read my story


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Freedom - read my story


Shoveller - read my story


Freda - read my story


July news

July, the holiday month, the month of sun, sand and sea. Here at Manor Orchard it's the month of dried out grass, dried out brook and dried out natural spring.

We're now into the 31st day of no rain, and while the lucky ones amongst you are sunning yourselves, having a cooling paddle, we are towing water bowsers across the fields and carrying precious bales of hay out into the fields. Precious as this is hay we've bought in to see us through winter, hay is already in short supply so the price is already rocketing.

The young sheep in one of the fields took great delight in studying the mechanics of the water bowser. Within a short time they found out that by using brute strength alone they could force the fittings apart and then stand around watching 1000 gallons of water gushing out into the cracked earth. When it was empty they all wandered off, bored.



Open day - Sunday 2nd September

The Farm Animal Sanctuary at Middle Littleton nr. Evesham is holding its annual fundraising open day on Sunday 2nd September.


Check out this video appeal made by a kind supporter of the sanctuary.
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We are very pleased to now be able to accept payments and donations via PayPal, click the button for all the options

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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