LATEST NEWS2021-01-23T13:26:54+00:00

JEAN-PIERRE is our HERO! 79 MILES in under 24 HOURS!

Life coach Jean-Pierre De Villiers (JP) ran the equivalent of three marathons (79 miles!!) at the end of February in under 24 hours to raise money for FARS! To make it even more astonishing, he hadn't long recovered from a huge CRASH after being hit by a car while on a 1,000-mile charity ride in 2019, in which he suffered two shattered legs, a fractured arm, punctured lung and internal injuries, and spent 15 days in intensive care. As an animal lover and vegan, JP recently joined the FARS team and went on to set himself this extreme challenge, not [...]

FARS makes FRONT PAGE of the STRATFORD HERALD!!

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 separated from her beloved animals… all 450 of them. The former veterinary nurse is the founder of the Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary in Wolverton, a centre which she set up more than 30 years ago in Hertfordshire. Carole and the sanctuary have been through some tough times over the decades – including moving to Warwickshire – but the coronavirus pandemic is causing extreme hardship as [...]

Brave sanctuary owner beats covid!

We just want to let our amazing supporters know what has been happening at the sanctuary. We apologise if messages have been missed or we have been a little quiet. Carole has been in hospital poorly with covid since Christmas, thankfully she is now back at home and on the mend. She no longer has covid but she is building up her strength slowly and recovering from the terrible ordeal. All the animals have of course been well cared for but we have had to have minimum volunteers at the sanctuary to try and keep everyone safe. We currently have [...]

ENTERTAINING THE CHICKENS

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 of our volunteers have spent most of last week creating a chicken 'entertainment centre' - with runs, toys and lots of stuff to peck! It's been a great success! The chickens are loving it, although no-one has learnt to play the xylophone just yet, but maybe they are practising in secret to surprise Carole at Christmas! You can see one of our volunteers [...]

NEW POLYTUNNEL COVER

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 one very early in the year, knowing it was on it's last legs, then the gusts came and blew it away completely. Covid delayed the fittings a number of times, and some how we have managed to shuffle things around, to house all our lovely residents in the other 2 polytunnels while we awaited the fitting. We are so happy, and so are all the [...]

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 animal lovers from a petting farm where he would’ve been sent to slaughter very soon. We were able to give Nero a safe home with us. A massive thank you to those wonderful people who rescued him, and a huge thank to the amazing Heather Mills who has kindly funded Nero’s food for the next 6 months. This wouldn’t have been possible without each and [...]

A Great Easter weekend fundraising

Sunshine mixed with the most fabulous, warm atmosphere helped to trigger a great Easter weekend fundraising and awareness event at Woolly Park Farm! The first of its kind, in just over six weeks we managed to organise a marquee from Cotswold Marquees Ltd, asked the brilliant Face Painting by Sarah Jayne Creations to come along and use her ethical and vegan face paints to decorate the faces of kids and adults too, arrange with the amazing The Artisan vegan Catering company to come along and cater for us. Their food certainly didn’t disappoint and neither did their aprons! One of [...]

Little Larry & Little Johnny

(Two little fighters ready to take on the world!) It’s that time of year. Lambing season. It’s a harrowing thought to think most of these precious little babies will not live to see their first birthday. Born in the spring, wrenched from their mummies and sent to the abattoir for slaughter. A few of these innocent creatures are fortunate to be brought to Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary. Generally, they have slight defects, such as wonky legs, blindness, or maybe premature (not expected to survive). But these are the lucky lambs, who could live well into their teens! This year though, [...]

Meet Bambi

A few weeks ago, a ewe was brought to the sanctuary. She was in such poor condition and extremely thin. Obviously malnourished and in desperate need of treatment, Carole and the team began the slow process of healing this poor sentient being. Naming her Daffodil, after a few days of TLC, food and veterinary care, she began to venture out with the rest of the rescued sheep to graze. A sudden panic rushed over one of our volunteers when she noticed Daffodil had collapsed in the field. The team feared the worst and rushed out to carry her back to [...]

Plantarium Success

It was a very wet and windy evening in Stratford on Saturday. That didn’t stop many of our supporters from joining us at our first event of the year. Taking place at the new vegan/vegetarian café Plantarium, it was a completely different atmosphere in the venue. A few hours of warmth and love for both our founder Carole Webb and the thirty-year-old sanctuary she dedicates her life to. And although Carole couldn’t make the evening in person, technology allowed her to say a few words of thanks to everyone there! We raised a fantastic £328.80 through raffle tickets, donations etc. Having already had [...]

THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!

Our ‘For the Love of Larry’ crowdfunding appeal has now closed and although we didn’t quite make our 10k target, we raised a lot of money because of YOU! Our crowdfunding total was £3050, but adding to the equation the PayPal donations, bank payments and cheques, with your help we raised over 5K! FARS Warwickshire is not out of the woods yet, but we are certainly seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. We would also like to say a HUGE big thank you to Friends of the Animals PHB Ethical Beauty Network for Animals Vegan Cakery VEGAN Happy Clothing Plantarium and Milo’s Mission for their ongoing [...]

New FARS Video on YouTube

The first video is now up on our YouTube Channel. One of our new volunteers has created an amazing promotional video that puts FARS owner Carole Webb in the spotlight. During this difficult time for the sanctuary, she gives people an insight into what it takes to give so many animals the very best life possible. Please click the share button on the video and help spread the word! Also consider donating to our crowdfunder and sharing it with others

Marigold is a delightful Anglo Nubian goat

Marigold and Morgan were the only goats at the sanctuary and had been here for about ten years. They had always lived happily together. Sadly, this year, Morgan passed away quite suddenly. Marigold had never been on her own and the whole team felt that it was too sad for Marigold to live at FARS without her friend. A dear friend of the sanctuary, Sue, rescues goats and so Marigold has gone to live at The Rescue Ranch. As you can see from the pictures she has settled really well. Sue is an amazing, compassionate person who for two decades [...]

Angelina loves tummy rubs

Angelina arrived at the sanctuary in March 2017. Eight years of age, her owner, who had kept her as a family pet, due to unforeseen circumstances was no longer able to keep her.  From day one at Woolly Park she settled in, enjoying plenty of snoozes and tummy rubs. Extremely chilled and very affectionate, she loves nothing more than apple, carrot and sweetcorn treats, so if you are planning to adopt and visit Angelina, please don’t come empty handed. ngelina has just moved into her own outside paddock with purpose built home, which just happens to be beside George. Could love [...]

Roy Hattersley ‘They all think they’ve gone to animal heaven’

Roy Hattersley Visits FARS Roy Hattersley sums up Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary in his December 2007 Daily Mail December article. This great read, more than describes Woolly Park Farm and the hard-work and determination Carole has put in over the years to build this haven of compassion and kindness.  

Rose is smothered with love and cuddles from the babies.

A HUGE thank you to Rose Kasili (Rose Kasili Photography) and Buster Fisher (Artist), who paid Woolly Park a visit today, after both offering to help FARS with their fabulous creative talents. The weather was not particularly great with torrential downpours for most of the day, however, it did mean they could get close up and personal with many of our lovely residents, including our busy nursery! As you can see both Rose and Buster couldn’t resist love and cuddles from the babies and giving us a helping hand too. A huge thank you to them both for supporting the sanctuary [...]

Toby loves Bananas, but they must be peeled!

Toby was only a couple of months old when he arrived at the sanctuary in 2017. He was rescued in Hertfordshire by a gentleman who saw him being manhandled by a group of boys. They were throwing the small piglet around like he was a football. The kind man asked the group if he could have Toby, but they wanted money. He gave them the only change he had in his pocket, picked the little piglet up and carried him to safety. He knew he couldn’t keep Toby forever, so he contacted FARS. Toby loves bananas, but unlike most piggies, [...]

Rodney’s story told by The Ark Veterinary Practice 

Rodney’s story told by The Ark Veterinary Practice where he was taken on the 23rd February 2016 by two members of the public, who found him injured on their walk. When he came to us we had the task of clipping away his wool to find the wounds, some were so deep and sore they were even down to the bone. His worst wound was to his hind right leg and bites to his stomach and his back. We cleaned his injuries up as best we could, some so deep they needed staples and he was given antibiotics and painkillers. Rodney became the practice lamb. [...]

VIRTUAL OPEN DAY SOON

Whilst we can’t wait to see you all we’re still acting on the side of caution at the moment, but hope to open our gates later in the summer.

In the meantime we are planning a virtual open day next month, with drone footage and lots of clips showing you all life here at FARS. We will announce the date shortly when we have all the details finalised. WATCH THIS SPACE!

PATHWAYS PROJECT

TOTAL FUNDS RAISED £11,000

On 16th July 2020 we successfully raised £11,000 with 266 supporters in 42 days!

Our initial target of £5000 which we successfully reached is going to be spent on building pathways throughout the sanctuary.

We also managed to raise additional £1000 which we would like to put towards upgrading our outdoor pig pens, so that all our piggies have ample space, in which to enjoy the country air, they deserve. Click below to read more…

CALOR – PATHWAYS
6TH PLACE in the Calor Rural Community Fund
Some of the FARS team

“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 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

CLICK BUTTONS BELOW FOR QUICK DONATION OR HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Dolly 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.

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