•• COVID-19 Urgent Statement ••
These are stressful and uncertain times ahead of us, so we need all the help we can get. We have had to cancel our fundraising events and stalls, which we rely on to keep the sanctuary running. Our Easter event would have been less than a month away. Deliveries of food are uncertain, and we are unable to receive visitors. We are trying to stay positive, but this is an urgent situation for the animals!
Carole is in the ‘vulnerable’ age category, and we have a small team, so we have had to turn away visitors and cancel tours that are being booked, which loses us considerable donations and support.
We get 1 tonne of feed delivered every week from our supplier, which comes from approximately 80 miles away, and costs £500. We also have to go to the local animal feed store to buy extra feed that is not available on this bulk order, such as sugarbeet – we get through about 10 bags of this a week.
We do not have enough funds to stock up our feed in advance of this pandemic, like some farmers may be doing at the moment. With a back-up supply of feed, the sanctuary could carry on with the knowledge that our 400+ animals will not be left without feed in this unpredictable time. This is where you come in!
– Consider setting up a small monthly donation via our bank account:
– Purchase feed from our Amazon wishlist, which has been updated to include essential every-day items for our emergency supplies, although most items are selling out quickly.
– Donate to our new Just Giving appeal: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/covid-19-appeal
We urge all our supporters to take care of themselves during this stressful time. Thank you all so much for your support and we will keep you updated.
WELCOME TO FARM ANIMAL RESCUE SANCTUARY
Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary is based in Warwickshire, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. A few miles from Stratford-Upon-Avon, this wonderful animal sanctuary was established single-handedly by Carole Webb in 1988. Woolly Park is currently home to more than 400 farm animals, however, at its peak, Carole cared for over 800 animals at one time.
OUR RESIDENT ANIMALS
These emotionally, intelligent creatures are too often dismissed as stupid and worthless and yet they show remarkable affection and gentleness once their fear has been dispelled. They are also equally capable of forming loving bonds with human beings, just like any householdpet.
Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary’s mission is to provide a safe and peaceful environment where rescued animals can remain for the rest of their lives. Veterinary care and medication is provided as required and all animals in our care are constantly monitored to ensure their good health and well being. We never implement euthanasia unless it is advised by our vet as a total necessity.
Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary is managed by founder Carole Webb, as a non-profit organisation. To ensure the needs of the animals are taken care of, and to guarantee the continual upkeep of the sanctuary, we have two workers, who alongside many enthusiastic volunteers help Carole with some of the more arduous tasks. With hundreds of animals in our care and a progressive, ongoing plan to upgrade and improve the facilities at Woolly Park, our annual and monthly running costs are very high.
We are solely dependant on the support and generosity of a sympathetic public to help fund the sanctuary. Our continual work in caring and reaching out to farm animals in need of help is at this present time ceaseless. The treatment of other living beings for profit and gain has to be one of the greatest immoralities of this century, however, we know through the power social media has given to the masses, many are waking up to the evil truths behind the food industry and taking action through a change in their diets, signing petitions and protests. We also know, because of the increase in rescues, saving animals from the torrid lives they are being forced to live, or the slaughter they would have to face, sometimes at less than three months old. Our commitment to protecting farm animals and raising awareness to the many issues linked to their welfare, is the sanctuary’s overriding objectives, but, once again, it is only through the ongoing kindness, charity and goodness of Woolly Park’s supporters. We run a tight ship at the sanctuary, united in one goal, to assist Carole Webb in her life long devotion and relentless pursuit in helping these defenceless creatures.
There are numerous ways in which to help Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary, including joining our ADOPTION scheme, donating to our latest JUST GIVING Covid-19 appeal and buying one of the gifts from our AMAZON WISH LIST. Please take a look around our website to find out the different options available, or if you would prefer to make a one off donation please do so below. Any amount is most welcome and gratefully received.
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