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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September News

We're more than halfway through the year, Christmas decorations and Mince pies are in the shops, Father Christmas is practicing his "Yo ho ho", causing confusion to small children. Outside, the sun is shining, pigs are cooling off on their wallows, turkeys are moulting, staff are red faced and sweating, flowers are coming back into bloom, sheep and horses are stretched out beneath the shade of the trees, and for now all seems to be well with our world....


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Our Amazon wish list

Would you like to know exactly what you’re getting when you donate to us? Why not have a look at our Amazon Wish List! It is continually updated with items that we need for the day to day running of the Sanctuary, simply pay for the item you would like to donate to us and it will be delivered straight to the sanctuary. We thank you for your continued support, every donation is very much appreciated!


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Image: Our royal visitor Princess Iman

Visiting the Sanctuary

We have a new system for people to book visits top the sanctuary over the summer. We are open to visitors on Saturdays, and we have some open days planned. For more information and to book, click the button.


Hay Appeal

Farm Animal Sanctuary Merchandise

We’ve teamed up with Inferno Branding who have designed a whole new range of merchandise for us. Andy and his team have extremely kindly decided to donate all profits to us here at FAS, so every penny will go back into helping our 600 rescue animals.

Have a look at the web store by clicking the link below, and why not grab yourself some stocking fillers, or an FAS Hoodie currently on special offer for Christmas?!



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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