Hello and welcome to the home of The Animal Sanctuary UK
For People and Animals with Special Needs
Here we rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals but if this is not possible then they have a safe and loving home with us here for life. We are a ‘No Kill’ sanctuary so all animals and birds are safe here.
we have survived our own ‘annus horribilis’. Things have been indescribably tough but we have rescued 428 animals last year (2016) and re-homed 350. We have also worked with up to 50 people with special needs each week.
We have operated our therapy for some 15 years since a couple arrived with their severely autistic son who had behavioural problems and was permanently distressed. This boy had no interest in anything and refused to meet the animals, however out of the corner of his eye he spotted our ‘Ponkey’ and her Shetland friend. He went to their stable and stood there still and silent just taking it all in. I went over with a brush and asked him to help me groom them, he did so with great enthusiasm and a huge grin. It was then that our ‘Together Therapy’ was born.
Over the last 18 months we have rescued in excess 300 battery hens who each lay some 300 eggs per year. When they reach 18 months of age they are dropped alive into a shredding machionw and end up as petfood…surely this should not be allowed in this day and age.
WAYS TO HELP.
Please help us by donating either as a one off or by monthly standing order. You can assist at our jumble sales, have coffee mornings, hold lunches or dinners, sponsored walks, silences or perhaps get your local pub to hold a quiz night….
We also have a wishlist on Amazon – please see below.
DONATE – by paypal, bank transfer or cheque.
Send a cheque to:
The Animal Sanctuary UK, Lake End Road, Dorney, Bucks SL4 6QS
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for bank details
We are reaching out to all of those who care as much as we do about the welfare of animals to help with this effort. We are asking the very generous public to assist us with some short term funds which we really need to continue our valuable work for animals in need. DONATIONS of whatever size you can manage will be gratefully accepted and deeply appreciated. We are receiving so many requests for help and our funds are DEPLETING fast. We are totally dependent on donations, legacies and grants from organizations to keep the sanctuary running. Unlike the larger charities we have NO LARGE RESERVES of money and are always desperately short of funds. We have an open-door policy for taking in at risk or injured animals and our small band of dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to find new ways of funding the sanctuary’s work. Lots of money is needed to care for these animals, which can be around 300 at any time, before the right forever home is found and with your help we hope to raise enough to cover running costs, which currently runs at approx £1800 per week. Please encourage anybody thinking of getting a new pet to consider providing a forever home to one of our residents and help us build a community that has all of the principles in place to deliver the highest level of compassionate care to surrendered, abandoned and abused animals. Help us to help them, please.
Here are some ways to donate:
Click here PayPal Facebook or on our Facebook page or on link on this page.
Bank transfer, please contact sanctuary directly.
JustText Giving: Text ASUK17 followed by £2, £5 or £10 to 70070
Amazon Wish List: We understand that some people do not want to send money but would prefer to actually buy some much needed items. Anyone wishing to donate in this way can click on the link on this page or Amazon Wish List
We can’t thank each and every single one of you that have continued to support the vital work we do either by setting up a monthly standing order, bringing down donations or donating at your local Sainsbury’s store. Without your continued support we could not carry on.
. The object remains to re-home all animals whenever possible in order to find the space to accommodate newcomers. Where it appears to be impossible to re-home an animal through ill health or temperament, the Animal Sanctuary UK will offer a permanent home where people with special needs come to enjoy them. We aim to provide therapeutic experiences for members of the public suffering from stress, depression and disability through being together with, and caring for, animals. Not only do we rescue a lot of animals that have no-where else to go, we are developing the Animal Sanctuary UK to give therapy to special needs children and adults. We offer the opportunity for groups of local schoolchildren to visit the Animal Sanctuary UK and we also take animals into schools so that the children can learn how they should be treated. We also visit residential homes for the elderly. Most of the animals at the Animal Sanctuary UK were orphaned, neglected, or abused. We have found that through interaction with animals, children from troubled homes learn strength, forgiveness, courage, trust, empathy, and kindness. When we relay the animals’ stories to visiting children, it helps them relate to their own situations. Exploring with children how our abused animals have learned to forgive and overcome their pasts. Animals, with their unconditional love and non-judgmental attitude, can often reach children more deeply and effectively than people can. The responses that the children have when they connect with the animals is always positive. They then can become role models. We are conscious that a significant number of people suffer from anxiety, depression, self-harming and other forms of stress – the problems of which can often be alleviated by contact with, or caring for, animals.
Telephone: 01628 559606 Mobile: 07534 360127 / 07971756494
Email us at: email@example.com