Walking through livestock markets over 30 years ago, I was sickened by what I saw. It was this experience that led me to purchase over 60 of the sickest animals. With the veterinary care, comfort and food that we provided, I’m proud to say nearly all of them survived.
The story was taken up by the national and local press and the Sanctuary was formed, not just for the sake of the animals already rescued, but to be able to make people aware of the terrible conditions. Meetings were held with many representatives from the farming world. All of them agreed that the standards were unacceptable and that improvements were to be made.
Currently, we care for 470 sheep, 13 cattle, 14 pigs, 18 ponies and horses, 14 cats, 5 dogs, 1 donkey, 1 parrot, 1 budgie, 7 ducks, 4 geese, 100 hens and cockerels, 7 turkeys and 8 alpacas!
We need to raise £2,500 a week to keep these animals and we need every bit of help we can get to keep these, and future animals, comfortable and safe.
Please feel free to browse this site to read more about the Sanctuary and its residents.