Although most of our animal rescues involve domestic pets and wildlife, we sometimes get called out for a farm animal rescue. Sheep, goats and pigs are a key part of North Devon life, and they’re usually well looked after. But occasionally, they’ll be in a road traffic accident, get stuck in water or fences, or be mistreated – and we’ll get involved. Whether it’s cruelty to a grizzled old collie, or an escaped foal, farm animal rescue comes within our remit.
Farm animal rescue over the years
Over the years we’ve had to rescue sheep, chickens, ducks, goats and other farm animals – often during appalling weather on the coast or up on Exmoor. Then there are the sad cases where farm dogs have been treated cruelly and need loving new homes.
Fortunately, when farm animals need help, your generous support means we’ve got a wide range of resources for their rescue, first aid, rehabilitation and rehoming:
- Our animal ambulance
- A dedicated horse rescue unit
- Close relationships with local farm animal vets
- Our Misty Centre (now home to several horses
- Partnership with the police, coastguards
and other agencies
- Our special care unit in Barnstaple
- Links with other farm animal rescue centres
But all this costs money…
How can I help?
Have you ever seen an injured sheep or goat and wondered how you could help? If you’re in North Devon, you can call our seven-day-a-week emergency service on 07817 995751.
Running our volunteer team (no one’s paid) requires constant support from people like you. Here are some of the ways you can help us:
- Report injured, mistreated or abandoned farm animals.
- Help with a donation or fundraising.
- Volunteer in our charity shops.
- Join our team.
- Provide a home for a rescued farm animal.
- Remember us in your will.
Please help us
Please read on to learn more. Or if you think you could help with our farm animal rescue, please contact us now.