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Fundraising Fun Mud Run 2015

Want to take part in a Fun Mud Run and raise funds for the ABC Sanctuary? Then click HERE for further details.

Mud Run 10.05.2015

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ABC Sanctuary features in NagMag magazine

See NagMag article by clicking HERE

ABC 2015 Calendar Now On Sale


The ABC 2015 calendar is now on sale priced at £6.24p including p&p within the UK. See shop for details

New Facebook page

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ABC Sanctuary has a video on YouTube

We have now put a short video of the Sanctuary on YouTube, click here to watch. 

About Us

Alexandra Bastedo, the founder of the ABC Animal Sanctuary, was passionate about animal welfare. She was a Patron of Compassion in World Farming, Wildlife Aid, The Animal Welfare Trust, Greyhounds in Need and Naturewatch. She was also President of Chichester Cat and Rabbit Rescue, Vice President of the Brent Lodge Bird Hospital and Patron of Paws Animal Rescue,Findon, All Dogs Matter and Cat Rescue, Gibraltar.  Alexandra resigned as President of her local R.S.P.C.A Branch, Mount Noddy, as she felt she wanted to devote more time to our own expanding rescue operation.

  Nutmeg and her good eye

The Sanctuary provides practical tuition and hands-on experience for students doing  animal care courses, those taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, and A-level science students planning careers in veterinary medicine. We accept visits from schools - and we visit schools - to teach children and young adults the importance of  properly caring for animals, and we offer students of animal husbandry and trainee vets hands-on experience working with different kinds of animals. We also  accept  volunteers who are recovering from brain damage and mental health problems and who find working with animals very therapeutic and beneficial in combating depression. 

Alexandra wrote a regular blog for local newspapers and magazines which included day-to-day information and stories about the animals. Our new President, actress Susan Jameson, has now kindly taken over the writing of these articles for the local newspapers and all these articles are now exclusively available through a subscription to abcFriends. 
Alexandra also published 'The Healthy Dog Book' and 'The Healthy Cat Book', which are veterinary approved and the first volume of her autobiography "Beware Donkeys, Dobermanns and Ducks". 

Visit our on-line shop for signed author's copies of these now out-of print titles.
  chocolate donkey
The ABC Animal Sanctuary has no secure funding and we are entirely dependent on donations to keep the sanctuary running and to ensure its long-term future. All of the staff at the Sanctuary are volunteers, so there are no salaries to pay and all donations we receive are spent completely on our animal care.  Please click on the link below to see a breakdown of our running costs and how you can help us.
  Goat 1
Why not visit 'Our Shop' which has our current range of animal sponsorships including special offers and pocket-money sponsorships for children or you can become an abcFriend and have access to all of Alexandra's blogs, Pip's Diary, and the serialisation of her best selling book - 'Beware Dobermanns, Donkeys and Ducks'. You will also receive advance notice of any future events we are planning.
Please help us raise the necessary funds to allow us to continue to help animals in need by making a donation to our page on the "Bmycharity" website. Just donate via BMyCharity or Paypal - see icons on the left hand side of this page - and insert the amount you would like to donate in the donation box. We will receive your donation in full, and if you tick the Gift-Aid box we can claim a further 25p for every £1 you donate - from the taxman, without it costing you a penny. 

Alternatively, you can discuss your donation by contacting us on 01903 742956 (after 6.00pm).


Alexandra Bastedo Champions Animal Sanctuary  Registered Charity No: 1133827



 Ant & Dec



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