Get involved

Make a single or monthly donation today…

We rely entirely on the generosity of people giving whatever they can afford to support our vital work.

Donate today and help provide refuge for unwanted and abandoned animals.

Make a single donation

To make a single donation please click on the enter your amount below and press the button.

Regular gift

Pets offer us unquestioning friendship, and it is sad when they are abandoned by their owners. By becoming a Friend of Ferne Animal Sanctuary you can return some of that friendship. Click the link below to become a Friend of Ferne.

Become a Friend of Ferne

Gift aid

We can claim money from the government at no cost to you.

If you are a UK tax payer we can increase your donation by 25%, at no cost to you.  This means a donation of £10.00 could become £12.50!

Please help us by completing this gift-aid-form.

Other ways to donate

Donate by phone

If you prefer to make a donation by telephone, please call 01460 65214 during office hours.

Donate by cheque

If you prefer to make a donation by cheque, please make your cheque payable to ‘Ferne Animal Sanctuary’ and send to: Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Chard, Somerset TA20 3DH

How your donation can help

£3 is the average cost of worm treatment for a small dog or cat

£5 will purchase a microchip to help animals be returned home if lost

£10 could buy specialist supplements, vital for a nursing mother and kittens

£30 provides a full veterinary health check for a dog or cat

£50 covers the cost of a dog’s first vaccinations

£100 will feed four cats for a month whilst they are waiting for their new homes

£200 provides a farrier visit for all our residents in the stables

£500 covers the monthly veterinary costs for our large farm animals

More about Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Ferne Animal Sanctuary has been caring for unwanted and abandoned domestic & farm animals for over 75 years. We provide refuge and rehabilitation for over 300 animals on our 72 acre site. We rehome dogs, cats and horses, but most animals will stay with us for the rest of their lives.

Some of the animals come to the Sanctuary because they have been neglected or are no longer wanted. Others arrive when their owners are no longer able to keep them. All these animals are given the attention and TLC they need to enjoy a happy life while they are at Ferne.

Ferne relies entirely on donations to continue its work. Your support will mean this vital work can continue.

Coco’s story

Little Coco the goat came to Ferne after she was found by a member of the public. Sadly, we believe she may be an orphan.

Coco was a little timid at first, but thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Animal Care Team, Coco was carefully hand reared and eventually weaned onto solid food. We are delighted to say that Coco is now happy in a wonderful home where she can learn what it means to be a goat!

Without our supporters, Coco might not have had anywhere to go when she lost her mother, and she may not have survived. Your donation will ensure that animals like Coco are given a second chance at life, allowing them to grow and thrive in a safe and suitable environment. 

Help save animals in need, please donate today.

Donating goods to our charity shops

We welcome donations of unwanted items in good, clean condition to our charity shops.

We can also collect larger donations and furniture items by arrangement. Please contact the Sanctuary on 01460 65214.