Purchase Animal Food & Supplies
Many of our supporters understandably like to see what their donations are going towards, and this way you can pick exactly what we spend your kind donations on! A few people have generously bought us sacks of animal food from places such as Amazon, and while we are so grateful for this, the amount you have paid on postage means that we probably could have bought even more from our own supplier for the same price! This way your donation will enable us to purchase the item you choose on your behalf, knocking the money off our very high monthly feed bill.
It costs us thousands of pounds to feed and care for our residents, and during the winter our bills increase even more, with extra feeds needed as the animals use more energy to keep warm, and the grass becomes scarce - we can spend hundreds a month just on hay and mineral blocks alone!
This is a fun way for you to donate to the animals and see exactly where your money is going - or why not just peruse the list for ideas of the sort of items we need? We know it does sometimes pay to shop around or you might have what we need lying around unused at home! We'll try to keep this updated frequently as our needs change and there will be a range of small low budget items, and larger higher priced items - we really don't like to ask, but our kind supporters keep telling us that if we don't ask we don't get, so we're going for it!
We post photos of the gifts you send in use on our social media pages, so do keep an eye on these if you send us something - we love to be able to thank you!
A lot of people have very kindly offered to buy animal food and asked what sort of food they eat. The foods we use include:
Sheep Mix, Pygmy Goat Mix, Pot-bellied Pig Food, Poultry Mix / Layers Pellets, Happy Hoof, Marine Duck Food / Duck Layers Pellets, Nature's Touch Rabbit Food, Nature's Touch Guinea Pig Food, Ostrich Breeder, Cockatiel Seed, Supreme Selective Degu Food, Parrot Seed, Wild Bird Seed / Mealworms, Turtle & Terrapin Food, Harrington's Complete Dog Food, Livestock Mineral Blocks, Horse Mineral Licks, and Treats. We also use very large quantities of Hay and Straw.
As well as the compound mixes we use, our animal diets are all boosted with a healthy balance of fresh foods. We use:
All fresh fruit/berries, except lemons, limes & avocados.
Large quantities of salad leaves.
All fresh vegetables; except onions, leeks, and aubergines.
Frozen bagged mixed vegetables.
Help Our Team
You can also help our animals indirectly by aiding our Sanctuary Team with items that we need to carry out our work.
You're only as good as the tools you use, and some of ours are now showing their age! If you'd like to help us to help our animals, you could treat us to a new tool (we're equally grateful for your secondhand tools in good condition). You wouldn't believe how excited we get about these. Items we need the most are:
Stiff Brooms, Plastic Leaf Rakes, Shovels (metal and plastic used), Dustpans & Brushes, Scrubbing Brushes, Deck Scrubbers, Hoses and Connectors, Scrapers, Stable Manure Scoops, Wheelbarrows, Gardening tools, i.e. pruners, shears, trowels etc.