Carole’s JOURNEY

It was in 1988 when the first seedlings of Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary were sown…

Carole Webb, a former veterinary nurse heard about a very poorly new-born lamb at a local farm in Hertfordshire. Not expected to survive, she asked the farmer if she could adopt the tiny lamb. The farmer agreed. Naming him Larry, she took him home to hand rear, but Larry certainly wasn’t the last! Next came premature lamb triplets, who she named the Didley family. All three had to be fed every few hours and just like Larry they thrived…

Carole and Snowy at FARS

“I don’t think I have met anyone to whom sheep are dearer…

Carole knew the name of every sheep she was caring for and what I was able to see with my own eyes that the sheep felt similarly about her.”

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson | American author

How about gifting a sponsorship for your anniversary this year?

Marshmallow and Oats are both getting on a little in sheep years and also both blind but have found comfort in each other. Read their story and sponsor them for a loved one and why not add in a vegan marshmallow surprise gift too.

Sponsor them here…

  • Herald front page
  • Herald - inside article


We were in the Stratford Herald, here's what they wrote: When 76-year-old Carole Webb was taken into hospital after testing positive for Covid-19, it was one of the few times in decades that she was [...]

How to support the animals

It currently costs around £90,000 per year to run. We never make a profit – everything is invested back into the animals. We are all so very grateful here at FARS for any size donation.

Another way to support us is by sponsoring one of our cheeky characters, purchasing from our Amazon or Ebay wish list, sign up to easy-fundraising which prompts the shops to donate everytime you purchase, or maybe purchase some of our ethically sourced branded merchandise from our online shop, all of which have been designed by our volunteers, so 100% of the profits go to the animals. You can send money via paypal, to our Emergency Covid-19 Hay and Feed appeal or BACS direct into our bank account:

Sort code: 40-24-45
Account number: 40009830


We have a great team…

…of volunteers here at the sanctuary but are always looking to expand. We are always happy to hear from animal lovers who would like to help out, regardless of age or ability.

There are many ways you can volunteer, whether you can do hands on work at the sanctuary, raise funds for us or help on stalls at fairs, or maybe you have specialist skills that you could contribute in other ways.

Please let us know, we’d love to hear from you!

Join our team
Some of the FARS team