Last secure place for over 530 animals and birds rescued from abuse, neglect, slaughter and abandonment. Please donate or sponsor to keep them safe.

Compassionate Caring for 25 Years

Donate with Paypal

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

News Archive

Current news

Oct / Nov 19

September 19

June 19

May 19

Mar 19

Feb 19

Dec 18/ Jan 19

November 18

September 18

July 18

June 18

May 18

April 18

March 18

January 18

December 17

October / November 17

August / September 17

June / July 17

April / May 17

Feb / March 17

January 17

December 16

November 16

October 16

September 16

August 16

July 16

June 16

April 16

March 16

February 16

November 15

October 15

August 15

June 15

May 15

March & April 15

February 15

January 15

December 14

November 14

October 14

September 14

August 14

July 14

June 14

May 14

April 14

March 14

February 14

January 14

December 13

November 13

October 13

September 13

August 13

July 13

June 13

May 13

April 13

March 13

February 13

January 13

December 12

November 12

October 12

September 12

August 12

July 12

June 12

May 12

April 12

March 12

February 12

January 12

December 11

November 11

October 11

September 11

August 11

July 11

June 11

May 11

April 11

March 11

February 11

January 11

December 10

November 10

October 10

September 10

August 10

July 10

June 10

May 10

April 10

March 10

February 10

January 10

December 09

November 09

October 09

September 09

August 09

July 09

June 09

May 09

April 09

March 09

February 09

NEWS - September 2014

Treacle Poses For Internet Debut


And here he is, but why? Well, Treacle who is a Wensleydale sheep, is one of our top fundraisers for the Sanctuary, the other being Barry who has appeared on local TV several times with his dashing personality. Treacle however, who has not yet appeared on TV local or otherwise, grows a very beautiful fleece which sells for around £50, his sort of fleece being in great demand for knitters and the like. Treacle has been with us for 3 years and came with a group of rescued sheep. He did very much enjoy posing for his photo as did his 100 friends who all wanted to pose at the same time.

Success At Fibre East


Liz, our seller of fleeces, and Jan took to the road again this year down to the Fibre East festival at the end of July. This year the Sanctuary sheep, through the sale of some of their fleeces, raised £500 towards our running costs. Please be assured that the sheep do need shearing for health and welfare reasons, the sheep here are all sheared at the Sanctuary by professional shearers who are kind and considerate of the sheep especially the elderly, the infirm and the blind. A member of the Sanctuary staff is always on hand to assist the shearers. If any of the sheep are of a nervous disposition then they are sheared using hand clippers by a member of staff, in other words by someone that they are familiar with.


Animal Aid Campaigns For CCTV To Be Installed In All Slaughterhouses

At the point of slaughter most animals have already suffered distress having been forcibly separated from their mothers, siblings, and friends: have endured a strange bewildering often frightening journey: have already been handled roughly and shouted at some may have fallen and been hauled to their feet none too kindly, and all of this before they even arrive at the slaughterhouse. Once there many, not all but those are in the minority, are shouted out, beaten with sticks, tormented and in some cases literally tortured with implements like stunning tongs. In one instance a ewe was slaughtered whilst her lamb was still suckling. Some years back the Sanctuary was witness to copies of a video of such behaviour, and worse leave you to imagine what that was, being sold in a local pub. Fortunately not all the staff at these establishments behave in this way. The installation of CCTV cameras in slaughterhouses would go some way towards getting rid of this appalling behaviour, this appalling cruelty. Please support Animal Aid in their campaign at Thank you.

World Day For Farmed Animals At The Sanctuary


We shall not be holding an Open Day this year, we apologise to all of you who we know enjoy that event but hope to reinstate it some time in the future, however please come and join us on Sunday 28th September when we will be joining the animal welfare community around the globe to recognise the global suffering of millions of farmed animals and birds. The actual date for this day is October 2nd the date in 1869 when Mahatma Ghandi was born and who stated that, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” Please join us from 12 midday onwards and share this day with animals and birds who have been fortunate to find their way to sanctuary. Parking will be available, light refreshments will be on offer. Come and meet some of the personalities you have read about on our website. Enquiries please to or by phoning 01386 832640.

Spread the word...

If you use Facebook or Twitter, please help us spread the word by liking our Facebook page or following us on Twitter, and please share our page with your Facebook friends. Thank you!

Visit our Facebook page at

Follow us on Twitter here: @farmanimalsanct