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Ferne Animal Sanctuary rescues unwanted and abandoned animals many of whom are now looking for a new home. If you think you’d like to provide a happy and safe place to give one of our animals a much deserved second chance we’d love to hear from you.


Set in 51 acres of prime Somerset countryside the Sanctuary is a great place to come and visit with lots to see and do for adults and children alike! Take a look at our current lovely animal residents, stroll around the Sanctuary and enjoy a coffee or lunch in our cafe and much more!


The Sanctuary relies heavily on the kindness of our many volunteers and thoughtful donations from the public to keep our doors open. If you think you could space a couple of hours to help at the Sanctuary or would like to make a donation we’d really appreciate it!

Our New Online Shop has gone live!

Take a look at some of our fabulous Ferne Animal Sanctuary goodies now available through our online shop! Not only can you now buy yourself (or someone else!) a great present but you’ll be helping support the vital work carried out by the Sanctuary.

You can also stop by one of our four shops located on a High Street near you. They stock the full range of Ferne Animal Sanctuary products along with lots of other unique bits and pieces.

Start shopping now!


Latest Ferne Animal Sanctuary News

Christmas Appeal

Can you spare five minutes? Ellie, a gorgeous three-year-old Beagle, arrived at Ferne in one of the worst conditions we... read more

Summer Grand Draw 2016 – Winners

Our 2016 Summer Grand Draw received amazing support. Congratulations to all our winners and a big thank you to... read more

Christmas decorations now available at Ferne

Our rehoming centre shop has a new range of lovely Christmas decorations for the tree and home.  Why not... read more

Dogs and heatstroke – Signs and Treatment

How to avoid it and how to treat it… Did you know… that an animal left in a hot car... read more

Please help Poppy!

Poppy is no ordinary dog. She has an extraordinary zest for life which is really quite inexplicable given the pain... read more

Surge in abandoned kittens and pregnant cats

Due to a surge of abandoned kittens and pregnant cats, Ferne is desperately needing help to expand its services... read more

Help needed for Pig enclosure refurbishment!

Have you got any spare paving slabs, off cuts of turf or willow? If you have, we'd love them... read more

Sunflower Challenge is on!

Ferne Animal Sanctuary has thrown down the gauntlet to Primary School children within a 40-mile radius of Chard to... read more