Our mission is to support and help wherever possible all living things.
We believe that it is never right to end the life of an animal if the individual wants to live and that euthanasia is only acceptable when it is done in the best interest of the animal. This is much like how many humans believe we should treat one another.
We believe that saving one life may not change the world but surely for that one life, the world will change forever.
Our aim is to promote our mission and beliefs through taking positive actions to make the world a better place for all.
Knights Mead Animal Sanctuary is a forever home for sheep, hens, ducks, pigs.
We currently have eight sheep on site, four are ex breeding ewes and we are giving them a nice retirement, two are rescue lambs which have been with us since they were bottle fed orphans and two are wethers (castrated males).
Their names in order of arrival:
Freckles - the noisy one
Daffodil - the calm one.
Mary - the one that has a blue tag.
Lucky - the one that has freckles.
Porridge - the one that still has their tail.
Pepper - the cheeky one.
Bert - looks like Ernie
Ernie - looks like Bert
Can you work out who is who...?
We have up to 50 hens and ducks at anyone time.
While not all our hens and ducks lay eggs, when they do we do collect them as advised by the British Hen Welfare Trust.
We are always in great demand for them from local residents, visitors and hens themselves we do leave what we have spare at the gate (normally having been hand washed first).
We appreciate donations for the eggs as this then helps with the cost of the hens and ducks feed however we don’t demand payment. So if you are passing and don’t have any money but would like some eggs please help your self from those left outside the gate and enjoy.
We have four pigs onsite with another on the way.
Bill and Ted are located to the right of the main gate off School Lane and Elsa and Ana are locates at the top of the site next to the hen paddock.
We are always welcome to those who wish to feed the animals (and we have many lovely helpers that do this). However to ensure what they are fed is safe for them and so they don’t get over fed we require this to be pre-agreed. Please get in contact so we can discuss.
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.