The Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary admits & rehomes around 500 animals every year. Since opening in 1967, we have proudly managed to help over 27,500 animals find their forever home.
At any one time, we have around 30 dogs, 60 cats and kittens plus a number of rabbits. We also care for our permanent guests; five goats and a horse called Ben.
We were founded to be inclusive, understanding and a place where any animal was welcome if we are able to cater to their needs.
Many of our animals come to us from difficult backgrounds. Some arrive with acute behavioural needs and some have immediate medical needs. We deal with each case individually and start by earning their trust and understanding their needs.
We hold our ’non-destruction policy’ as a core principle for our work. This means that we will never put a healthy animal down and work to find each one a forever home.
Where this is not possible, due to behavioural issues, for example, the Sanctuary is their home and our staff and volunteers give them as close to a pet’s life as possible. They are our sponsor animals.