Rehome an animal


If you think you’d like to provide a happy and safe place for one of our animals we’d love to hear from you. Please note animals for rehoming can only be viewed by appointment so to avoid disappointment please ensure that you book prior to visiting us.  

Visit Ferne


Set in 72 acres of stunning Somerset countryside the Sanctuary is a great place to come and explore.



If you think you could spare a couple of hours to help out or would like to make a donation find out how here.

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Sponsored Slim

Sponsored Slim

A big thank you to the Mayor of Chard for nominating Ferne as one of the chosen charities for their Sponsored Slim. We are honoured to be part of this challenge and grateful for any donations and awareness raised. If you would like to support by making a donation,...

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Changes afoot at Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Changes afoot at Ferne Animal Sanctuary

For over eighty years, during which time approximately 40,000 animals have been cared for, animal welfare has been the key charitable purpose at Ferne Animal Sanctuary. Started in 1939 by the late Lady Nina Duchess of Hamilton & Brandon, other key milestones...

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Marketing Tender

We are looking for a fantastic marketing company who has experience in the charity and tourism sectors to help advertise Ferne with our Marketing Assistant, if you meet the criteria, please fill out our tender below. Marketing Tender  

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