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

Adopt a survivor...


Colin - read my story


Jaqueline - read my story


Perry - read my story


Gilbert - read my story

Visiting the Sanctuary
We are now open for summer visits for supporters. To book your visit email Laura.

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More survivors...

shetland pony

Ginger - read my story


Hosanna - read my story


Freedom - read my story


Shoveller - read my story


Freda - read my story

Jan and a parchuting sheep cartoon

Jump with Jan!

Two days to go before Nicholas Jones, Theresa Mcgouran and Jan Taylor fall out of a plane tied to a complete stranger. This, some say "crazy stunt" is to raise funds to buy field shelters so that all our animals will have shelter from sunshine and snow all year round.

Originally we hoped to raise enough for one field shelter, thanks to a very generous friend who will remain anonymous until after the event, we have almost reached a target which will enable us to buy five shelters!!

The team have now raised the amazing sum of £12, 840. We just a need a few hundred pounds more to do this, so please dig around in your pockets or behind the sofa for any loose change or spare notes, all will be welcome. Let's make sure we get this last shelter.

Please donate whatever you can to make her efforts worthwhile. Thank you


April news

Spring is traditionally lambing time. Our first lambs arrived during the night on March the19th, a text book delivery, lovely calm mum, strong lambs. Mum set about licking the first one clean, guided her towards the milk bar and got on with the business of delivering the second lamb. She had a pure white ewe lamb and a ram lamb, he was white with a black nose and black eyeliner. Within minutes both lambs were clean and taking their first drink, while Mum, who had lambed many times before, stood guard over them in her pen. This time, probably for the first time in her life she was in the shelter of a barn, in a pen with deep straw, with help at hand if she needed it.



Now is the time to stop the live export of animals.

On Monday 29th January I was invited to attend a meeting at the House of Commons hosted by Craig Mackinlay, the MP for Thanet South, to discuss the Live Export of Animals for Slaughter trade.

Attending were over 50 MPs. Also well-known names including Selina Scott; Jan Leeming; our own Joanna Lumley; Sir Ranulph Fiennes; Frederick Forsyth; environmentalist Zac Goldsmith; Stanley Johnson, (father of Boris); Philip Lymberry (CEO of Compassion in World Farming); the Stop Live Export Petition Team; Lorraine Platt (co founder of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation); and Reg and Yvonne from Kent Action Against Live Exports. (KAALE). A formidable gathering of eminent people all giving their support to the proposed ban on this unnecessary, inhumane trade. Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet was also present.



We are very sorry we cannot take in anymore pigs or cockerels at this time.

We will be announcing dates for visits (by appointment) to the sanctuary in April and May soon. Watch this space!


adoption pack


We'll send you a great new gift pack with a fridge magnet, photo card and certificate signed by Jan. As an adopter, you can come and visit them at the sanctuary and we'll keep you updated on their progress. If this is a gift just let us know and we can add a message for you.


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We are open at weekends between April - October for supporters (depending on weather conditions). Please book your visit by email -

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We are very pleased to now be able to accept payments and donations via PayPal or by debit and credit card online.

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

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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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