Our animals are our passion
Our passion is to provide our animals with the utter love & support they deserve.
All of our resident animals are unique and special. We try to cater to their own individual requirements and provide them with their own specific care.
Many of our animals are older or have lifelong illnesses and require certain medicines or special attentive care. Working alongside our vets and specialists we provide our animals with a very personalised home in our sanctuary.
Our sanctuary started with the love and passion of horses, particularly the Heavy Horse breed. Over the years we have been home to many breeds of horses including three percheron type. Currently we have Bosun, a British Percheron living here!
Kookie our hilarious Australian laughing Kookaburra is only a few years old. The Kookaburra is a native Australian bird but Kookie was born in the UK so has climatised nicely. He came to us because his previous owner was downsizing and wanted Kookie to have a special home and not be passed around form owner to owner.
Morgana is a Eurasian eagle-owl. She came to our sanctuary to avoid being passed around and to ensure she has the care she needs due to an eye condition where she if effectively blind in one eye.
Sage (black) and Onion (pink) were initially sold as micro pigs but they soon grew! Unfortunately they became too large for their previous owners garden and soon came to live with us. Both girls absolutely love people… but love food more!
The centre is actually home to over 10 ferrets! Two of which are here and called Bilbo & Baggins. They came to us as babies (kits) when we were alerted a farmer in the process of drowning them. We managed to save 5 out of 10.
To help you learn more about the fascinating world of animal breeds, we've put together a fact file that provides in-depth information on some of the most popular and interesting animal breeds. From the history of their development to their current status and characteristics, our fact file will give you a comprehensive understanding of these amazing creatures. So whether you're a pet lover or simply interested in learning more about animals, our factfile is a great resource for discovering the world of animal breeds.
We all have our favourite breeds and types, whether it’s a treat for yourself or a gift for a loved one, sponsoring an animal can make a world of difference to us and them.
Many of our residents are available for sponsorship. Most of our animals come here to retire and will remain here for the rest of their lives.
Those who decide to sponsor one of our residents will be given the opportunity to personally meet their chosen friend at any prearranged time of the year.
Gone but never forgotten
Our past residents
The sad but very real part of running an animal sanctuary is the inevitable loss of our resident animals. While they may be gone, they’ll never be forgotten. Below are some of our lost loved ones.
As we say farewell, please feel no sorrow, for time on this earth, we only borrow. Lucky was I, my heart had a home, and with you by my side, I felt not alone. You filled my life with happiness and light, my soul shall remain eternally bright. Love cannot end, it cannot disappear, I will always be with you, I will always be near. And now that my journey has come to its end, please know and take comfort in this my friend. For me, for my life, please do not grieve for now I remain, "Forever Free"
Learn about a couple of our former resident horses and animals below.