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“New digs for dogs” appeal – our £1million project


We need to raise £500,000 towards our £1million project to build a new enhanced kennel block, improved grooming and veterinary care room, information hub, social unit, offices, reception and purpose built rehoming centre.

Demolition work began in March 2014 to replace the previous dilapidated facilities.

While an incredible £500,000 will come from the charity’s reserves saved for this purpose, the remaining £500,000 needs to be raised through donations and fund-raising events.

If you’d like to learn more, simply download our fund-raising pack here or call us on 01460 65214.

Alternatively, please use the drop down menu below to select the amount you wish to donate. Please write accompanying notes with your purchase to let us know if your donation is a gift, or in memory of a family pet, friend, or relative.Thank you.

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We also have a JustGiving page where you can sponsor people who are kindly raising funds for the Sanctuary. Click here to visit this page.


Enjoy an unforgettable day out in the beautiful Somerset countryside

New Annual Admission Charge for 2014 (£2 per adult, £1 per child age 3-16, £5 for a family of two adults and three children)

Open 7 days a week from 10am-5pm (except Christmas Day & New Years Day)

Restaurant open from 10am-4pm

Over 300 Animals, Fun Packed Nature Trail, Children's Play Areas, Unique Family Experience





Oct 16, 2014
Funds to build new kennels increase with help from local community

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Ferne Animal Sanctuary has been saving the lives of unwanted and abandoned animals for over 70 years.
Your support will mean this vital work can continue.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary strives to provide care and refuge for unwanted domestic & farm animals. The Sanctuary rehomes dogs & cats within a 30 mile radius of Ferne. Some horses & ponies are available for permanent loan; all other animals remain at the Sanctuary for the rest of their lives. We rely entirely on donations & legacies to continue its work. Some of the animals come to Ferne because they have been neglected or are no longer wanted. Others come to us because of circumstantial changes of their owners. All animals are given the care, attention & TLC they need to enjoy a happy life while they are at Ferne.

Charity Number 245671 | VAT Number 124428433

Postal Address :
Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Chard, Somerset
TA20 3DH

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Telephone :
01460 65214

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