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


Start off your festive season with us here at FARS and all your favourite characters.
We can’t wait to open our gates again, it’s been so long since we’ve seen all you lovely supporters.  As a way of keeping the numbers spread out throughout the day we’ve given you 3 choices of entrance times. Limited number of tickets available also so quick grab yours  by CLICKING HERE NOW! 

We ask that you please wear a mask on the day.

  • Chickens new home
  • Chickens new home
  • Chickens new toys
  • Volunteer working on the roof of the new chicken pen


It's been a busy week here at FARS. What with the new poly-tunnel cover being fitted and the avian influenza regulations, has meant we've had to create a completely enclosed home for our chickens. 2 [...]

  • SHEEP at FARS in the NEW Polytunnel
  • NEW Polytunnel
  • NEW Polytunnel
  • SHEEP at FARS in the NEW Polytunnel


After a long wait, finally this weekend our residents got their Polytunnel back!! After extreme weathers this year, we have been without a cover for one of our 3 polytunnels for some time. We ordered [...]

  • Nero the cow arrives at FARS

Nero The Calf Arrives!

We would like to introduce you to the latest addition to the sanctuary – Nero! Nero is the first calf at FARS and he is already settling in really well. He was rescued by two [...]

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
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