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About Us

Brockswood Animal Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organisation; all of our profits are used to care for rescued animals and to maintain and improve the site, as well as the conservation of the land to provide a haven for British Wildlife.


Our sanctuary is set in the beautiful Cotwall End valley, adjacent to the Cotwall End Nature Reserve. It is 16 acres on the former site of Cotwall End House, providing what we have come to affectionately call "a little oasis in the Black Country".


Brockswood Animal Sanctuary took over the site in 2005.  There has been an animal facility in one form or another here for many years, but unfortunately, over time it had slipped into major disrepair. When we stepped in, we knew it would be a massive project and we still require a lot of support and funding before we can bring the site back to its former glory. Since we have been here we have had to repair fences, replace water supplies and drainage systems, re-wire the buildings, rebuild walls, repair pathways and much, much more!


For many years we have stated that we would like to bring Brockswood back to the former glory of the place many of you remember from childhood visits. What we would actually want to do is become even better than that... but it is going to take a lot of work! This work continues each day, as we face new challenges and problems to overcome, all whilst caring for our rescued residents at the sanctuary - but with your help and support, we will get there! 


You can see just a little of what we have been up to so far here: Site Renovation.

Our Aims:

  • To provide a safe and secure facility for sick, injured or otherwise unwanted animals.

  • To renovate the site and create a pleasant and peaceful place for the local community. 

  • To create public awareness of our animals and the British countryside.


Three-Year Strategic Plan 2024 - 2026

Our Mission:

to use the setting of an animal sanctuary to also deliver educational, recreational, and therapeutic activities to the community as a whole.

Our Values are based on a few core principles:

  • We believe that respect for our animals and all the people that we work with, has to be at the heart of everything we do.

  • We value the diversity within our local communities and recognise and appreciate the contribution to society that all members of these communities can offer.

  • We strive to work creatively and take an innovative and resourceful approach in our work.

  • We aim to work in ways that create positive sustainable changes within communities through the empowerment of the members of that community.

  • We actively seek to collaborate and work in partnership with other organisations to achieve greater results

  • We hold professionalism in high regard and endeavour to be a responsible and efficient organisation.

Our Vision:

to create a flagship animal sanctuary that empowers people to learn and develop as individuals through engagement with animals and nature.

This will be achieved by the following Aims:

  • To provide a safe haven for sick, injured and unwanted exotic, wildlife, and agricultural animals within an educational and affordable family visitor attraction.

  • Ensuring sound husbandry techniques that meet in full the physical and psychological requirements of the various species at the sanctuary, and therefore ensuring the well-being of all the animals in our care.

  • Using the site as a whole to develop formal and informal educational programmes that aid the development of both students and the community.

  • Support and develop local conservation programmes that will assist in the protection of native species.

  • Supporting ethical scientific research that furthers the knowledge and understanding of animal welfare and husbandry.

  • Maintaining a stimulating and affordable visitor experience that educates the public with regard to issues of animal welfare and ethical treatment of animals in captivity.

  • Actively engage the local community by increasing the capacity for local people to participate in direct volunteering, events, and social activities

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