Here’s a bit about FARS and the real SUPER–HEROINE behind it all, Carole Webb…
WHERE IT ALL STARTED...
This wonderful animal sanctuary was established single-handedly by Carole Webb in 1988. Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary is based a few miles from Stratford-Upon-Avon, in Wolverton, Warwickshire. FARS is currently home to more than 400 farm animals, however, at its peak, Carole has cared for over 800 animals at one time.
FARS mission is to provide a safe haven where the animals can live out their days freely, healthily and happily. To ensure the needs of the animals are taken care of, and to guarantee the continual upkeep of the sanctuary. Veterinary care and medication is provided as needed, all funded by our amazing supporters Friends of the Animals and all animals in our care are constantly monitored to ensure their good health and well being.
The animals residing at the sanctuary come from far and wide, arriving in various states of health, many having been rescued from dreadful cruelty and / or poor living conditions. Some are well loved pets, whose owners, due to unforeseen circumstances can no longer care for them, whilst others have escaped the horrendous Live Export Trade. These though, are the lucky few, who are fortunate to land at the doorstep of Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary, greeted by Carole with open, loving arms.
These emotionally, intelligent creatures are too often dismissed as stupid and worthless and yet they show remarkable affection and gentleness once their fear has been dispelled.
They are also equally capable of forming loving bonds, just like any household pet. They recognise faces and will greet visitors they recognise just as your pet would after your day at work.
FARS is managed by founder Carole Webb, as a non-profit organisation. We have a dedicated small team made up of a few key workers and a handful of enthusiastic volunteers (we’re always looking for more, CLICK HERE to request further details about volunteering). We run a tight ship at the sanctuary, united in one goal, to assist Carole Webb in her life long devotion and relentless pursuit to help these defenceless creatures live a happy life.
With hundreds of animals in our care and a progressive, ongoing plan to upgrade and improve the facilities at FARS, our annual and monthly running costs are very high, as you can imagine. We solely depend on the ongoing kindness, charity and goodwill of our amazing supporters and volunteers to help us through. For this we THANK YOU all! We couldn’t do it without you. If you’re just discovering FARS for the first time, thank you for still reading and I hope you join us in our mission to help these animals to live happily and freely, how nature intended.
HOW YOU CAN HELP...
There are numerous ways in which to help FARS, you could BOOK ON A TOUR, come to an OPEN DAY, make a one-off / monthly DONATION, SPONSOR one of our residents, donate to our latest appeal, purchase something from our ONLINE SHOP or AMAZON WISH LIST or EBAY Wishlist, or LIKE / SHARE our social media posts to help raise awareness, and gain more followers that share our compassion. See carousel of links below. Anything you can do to help is just BAAArilliant!!
YOUR OWN FUNDRAISING IDEAS?!
If you’d like to raise funds for us,in your own unique way, we would love to hear from you! Whether you’d like to climb a mountain, jump out of a plane, or maybe you have a suggestion for our online shop… we’re here, to listen to your ideas, and we’ll be sure to share it on our blog and tell everyone your story and fantastic contribution. Thank you!
“I always wanted to undertake some meaningful voluntary work after retiring. Following a visit to FARS and meeting the wonderful happy animals, I quickly decided this was the place for me. Rain or shine I’m greeted at the front gate by one of the lovely cats (usually Sooty) or by a number of rescue hens, this is usually followed by a piggy welcome from both Dolly and Toby!”
Paul Garrison, Volunteer & Resident Artist
“I find my weekly volunteering so therapeutic. So rewarding to help at such a wonderful sanctuary and get to spend time around these amazing animals.
Love arriving to Dolly’s happy squeaks and her welcoming smile. The cats are always awaiting some fuss at the gate and Merrick’s always first in line for cuddles! It’s so good to be around likeminded animal lovers too. They’re all so very inspiring, dedicating so much of their time to these wonderfully friendly animals.”
Sarah Dekany, Volunteer & Designer
“I work with some wonderful caring people, the team at FARS under the leadership of inspirational founder Carole really are an amazing compassionate group, so committed to the giving all the animals a happy and stress free life.
While the work can on occasions be physically demanding and at present very muddy, the feel-good factor more than makes up for this. I would encourage anyone who has a few hours to spare each week to come along and join the team, you won’t regret it”
Paul Garrison, Volunteer & Resident Artist
“Helping at FARS has been a great experience, I have enjoyed getting to know not only all the gorgeous animals but the amazing volunteers too.
It is also a great way to get outside and get a bit of exercise and fresh air. It has also been fun to help with some vegan festivals and spread the word about the sanctuary.”
Charlotte Chapman-McNicholas, Volunteer & Photographer
Amos is so excited to tell everyone about FARS Fundraising group!
Some amazing prizes to be won in every raffle, and only £1 per go. Just request to join the group by clicking on the button below. You can also donate some prizes if you contact Lizzie or Lenka within the groups direct messenger.