Ferne Animal Sanctuary was founded over eighty years ago when Nina, Duchess of Hamilton and Brandon realised that service men and women going away to war wouldn’t have anyone to look after their animals. She put a call out on the BBC offering refuge to animals and they came in their droves. Fast forward over eighty years and today we continue to take in animals from across the South West and beyond and either keep them here at the sanctuary or find them loving, forever homes.
Our vision - A world where people respect animals and treat them with compassion
Our mission - To be a centre of excellence for animal care and rehabilitation through education, support and re-homing.
We currently provide refuge for over 400 farm animals and domestic pets who need somewhere safe to go for the remainder of their lives. We also rehome over 500 cats and dogs each year.
The Coronavirus pandemic presents a huge challenge to the future of the Sanctuary. However, having been supporting our local communities for over eighty years, we will remain true to the ethos of the Duchess of Hamilton and Brandon and rise to this challenge, finding ways to ensure the funding is in place to maintain the quality of care for all the wonderful animals we support.
Your support will enable us to continue to provide a vital safety net to animals in need. Animals, who through no fault of their own find themselves in need of a helping hand, some care and attention and a safe, loving home.