Patrons : Joanna Lumley, Peter Egan, William Gaunt,
Pollyanna Pickering, Lorraine Chase
Welcome to our Animal Sanctuary website. The aims of the Sanctuary are to rescue abandoned animals and animals in distress, to provide them with care and protection and - where possible - to find them a new home where they can be happy, safe and properly cared for. In some instances, where the animals are very old, need permanent special diets or have personality disorders through ill-treatment they are guaranteed care and protection and a home with us at the Sanctuary for the rest of their lives.
I have been running an animal sanctuary for over thirty years. My first animal rescue was a donkey, and since then our Sanctuary has become home to unwanted donkeys, ponies, miniature shetlands, sheep, goats, cats, pigs, poultry and wild birds. Since moving out of the flood plain near Chichester nearly 14 years ago and buying a smaller house, with a much bigger acreage for the animals, on a hill at Pulborough in West Sussex, the number of animals at the Sanctuary has increased enormously and we are now always full to capacity. We also always try to help re-home other unwanted animals - including dogs - through our animal network, if we are unable to take them in ourselves.
Our patrons are the actress and animal rights campaigner Joanna Lumley, William Gaunt - actor and my colleague from "The Champions", Pollyanna Pickering - the renowned wild life artist, actor Peter Egan who also runs the dog charity "All Dogs Matter", and my friend of many years, actress Lorraine Chase.
To look after so many animals and birds I have the support of three other trustees - Allan Sims, John Williams and Cheryl Tofield - and the un-stinting help of over sixty volunteers of all ages, who between them cover every day, of every week, of every year in all weathers, and without whom the Sanctuary certainly could not operate.
We update our website on a regular basis and if you have any suggestions as to how we might make it more interesting then we would be pleased to hear from you.
We hope you enjoy your visit here, that you'll like the photos of our lovely animals and the work we do for them here at the Sanctuary, and that you'll come back often.