Created by Carole Webb in 1988, the Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary takes in animals such as sheep, pigs, goats, turkeys, chickens, ducks and semi-feral cats, many of whom have lived their lives in factory farms or have been the victims of the live animal export trade all while experiencing unimaginable cruelty. The rescue is based near Stratford-upon-Avon, and is a haven for over 400 animals, providing feed, open space and veterinary care. Open to visitors from May to September, Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary is run on donations and support from the public, and gives people the opportunity to get the know the animals through their adoption scheme.
73 year old Carol Webb is not only the founder but also still runs the sanctuary day to day, alongside dedicated volunteers. Being an avid animal lover and previously a veterinary nurse, she has made it her goal to help as many animals any way she can. After she experienced personal tragedy in her life, including the death of her husband, daughter and mother, she decided that she would continue to dedicate her life to helping animals and has done so ever since.
Many of the animals in the sanctuary not only suffer from the traumas of their previous life experiences, but also have physical injuries which take a lot of time and finances to look after such as three-legged sheep, broken winged pigeons and pigs with digestive issues. Relying solely on public donation and memberships, the funds raised to help the Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary will ensure that they can continue to care for these animals and rescue other farm animals in need, provide veterinary care and tackle the day to day costs of running the rescue.
To find out more about how your vote will help, visiting the sanctuary and other ways to support their work, please visit the Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary Website.