Alexandra Bastedo (Champions) Animal Sanctuary Limited
Who we are
Alexandra Bastedo established the ABC Animal Sanctuary to rescue abandoned and neglected animals and animals in distress, over 30 years ago. To provide them with the care and protection they need and, wherever possible, to find them a new home where they can be happy, safe and properly cared for.
The Sanctuary is presently home to mini-Shetland ponies, several full-size horses and ponies, cats, donkeys, goats, pigs, sheep, ducks and chickens.
The Sanctuary frequently works with other animal rescue centres in need of support and assistance to care for and re-home various animals and we always have a large number of cats seeking loving homes.
We provide practical tuition and hands-on experience for students taking animal care courses, those taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and A-level science students planning careers in veterinary medicine. We regularly teach visiting schoolchildren about the importance of caring for animals and give students of animal husbandry hands-on experience with different kinds of animals. We also accept volunteers who are recuperating after brain damage and caring for the animals can be very beneficial to people suffering from depression.
We have amazing volunteers who, between them, help care for the animals seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year. Even on Christmas day! Every penny raised is spent on the welfare of our animals. The ABC Animal Sanctuary has no secure funding and depends entirely on public donations for its existence. Further details can be found at www.abcanimalsanctuary.co.uk .