The horror of intensive factory farming is, alas, an all too nightmarish reality in this day and age. But imagine being able to give some of these terrified animals, destined for the gruesome meat markets, the chance to escape from that hellish world and live out their lives in freedom, cared for with love and treated with compassion and respect.
Sounds too good to be true.... but such a sanctuary exists and it is nestled in the Warwickshire countryside.
Caring for around 500 animals, the Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary based at Woolly Park Farm, was established in 1988 by Carole Webb, an extraordinary woman who has devoted much of her life to looking after animals which have been saved from the hideous industry that is intensive farming.
These might include tethered sows and crated calves as well as battery hens and animals en route to other countries as part of the live export trade, often ending in a brutal death.
73-year-old Carole lives on site at the sanctuary in a mobile home, and together with some dedicated volunteers, rescues and cares for the animals which currently include sheep, pigs, goats, ducks, chickens, cats, dogs and pigeons.
But the cost to keep this wonderful place running is around £90,000 every year and the sanctuary relies entirely on a sympathetic public to provide funds. Raising money for food, shelter and veterinary bills remains the highest priority.
So how can you help?
Well, the sanctuary's website provides details of several ways you can support their work, including their 'adopt an animal' scheme which is a wonderful opportunity for anyone to choose and sponsor one or more of the farm animals. This regular contribution of just £2 per month makes such a huge difference and every single penny received goes towards the care of your adopted animal and enables Carole to continue with her valuable work.
In return for your adoption donation you will receive a whole package of goodies including a personalised certificate and even the opportunity to visit your adopted animal in person!
Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary is such a special place that I urge readers, if they possibly can, to support Carole and her work. Knowing that you have helped to save lives and provide ongoing care for these wonderful animals has to be worth a couple of pounds a month, surely?
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