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!

Our fearless founder Jan is leaping once more into the unknown and this time she is aiming sky high!! With a sponsored Skydive!!

We are looking to a whole herd of jumpers to help her by joining our team and raise much needed funds for our animals on May 10th 2018. We have teamed up with GoSkydive in Salisbury , the leading specialist tandem skydive centre in the UK, who maintain the high standards set by the British Parachute Association. Go Skydive have generously given a special charity rate and we are looking for guaranteed minimum sponsorship funding of between £800 - £1,000 per person- of course the more you can raise the better!

If you raise £800- £1,000, you can jump for FREE! All we are asking is refundable upfront £50 deposit and a commitment to your fundraising - set up a Just Giving page and have some fun fundraising as you tell your friends, colleagues and family how brave you really are !!

Or you can pay £225 and donate whatever you can above that to our work Tandem Skydiving is an amazing experience and we promise you a day to remember. So, if you would like to join Jan and some of The Farm Animal Sanctuary staff and helpers in our team please email us on

We will then send you more details.

If Jan can do it- you can!!

If you can't join Jan and the team on the skydive then please sponsor her - at 78 she is one of the oldest ever to do a skydive and it's all in aid of the animals at the sanctuary.

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

Freda the pig

If anyone deserves a good home, it’s Freda. When we found this lovable pig, she was belly-deep in slurry, her only shelter, a piece of broken tin. Thankfully, the sanctuary was able to give her a home for life. But after sheltering residents for more than 20 years, that home is now falling apart. We’ve patched it up as best we can, but it’s not going to last another year. Before long, showers will threaten her warm, straw bed.

Hosanna’s field shelter is worn out too. She’s facing some of the wettest months of the year without a sturdy roof.


old shelters and ideal shelters


We dearly want to see all our animals live in comfort. But recent weather has shown we need to act quickly. We need to raise £25,000 to replace some of our old pig arks, fencing, field shelters and the aviaries our hens and rabbits call home. Help us give them the homes they deserve. They might not look like much, but for animals like Freda and Hosanna, their home is everything. Whether it be a bare metal cage, a crowded barn or a filthy pen, many of our residents were rescued from terrible conditions before arriving at the sanctuary. You can make sure they live out the rest of their lives in contentment and peace. They don’t ask for much. Help us give them the home they deserve.

It’s supporters like you that have made our work possible. If you’re able to help, please click the donation button below. Thank you.




March news

Still the winter weather continues to batter us. We've had a few scattered days of sunshine, just enough to begin to raise the spirits, and now snow, hard frosts and more snow.

Thousands have lambs have had to endure these conditions since the beginning of the year, the industry has to provide for the much awaited Spring lamb bonanza, what the public wants the public must have.

On the other hand, here in the shelter of our New Big Barn we're awaiting our first lambs to be born from our miracle rescued ewes. Waiting for them are deep straw beds, best quality hay, special vitamins for mums, and round the clock care, and I'm sure there'll be more than one lamb forced to endure being picked up and cuddled inside someone's jumper.



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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