When our founders, David and Dwynwen, started Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries, they wanted to make sure that rescued farm animals could live out their lives in peace, treated with the respect and compassion they deserve. David and Dwynwen set about securing the perfect site for a brand-new sanctuary which would become a haven for rescued animals. They decided on The Nickless, in Worcestershire; with its gentle hills, wooded areas and large pastures, it was the ideal spot. In 2017 Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary opened its doors and now we care for over 300 rescued animals at this tranquil site.
We are passionate about providing better lives for rescued animals. This means that we will never overcrowd our sanctuary, and we will always ensure each resident is cared for as a valued individual. All of our animals are known by name and we take the time to get to know each of their unique personalities. Many of our animals come from difficult backgrounds, so our Animal Care Team make sure that care is tailored to each individual depending on their needs.
When you come to Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary, you will see that it simply doesn’t look like a cramped farm – instead, our animals have ample space to enjoy their new lives. Every resident has a warm, sheltered place to spend the night, and the freedom to enjoy days frolicking around large pastures, rooting in native woodland, or exploring the sanctuary yard and garden. We know that feeding animals and keeping them healthy is not enough. Just like ourselves and our pets, farmed animals need fun and intrigue in their lives too. We provide a range of enrichment for our residents to make sure they stay curious and stimulated throughout their lives
Some examples of where animals may come from are:
We’re delighted to be able to help so many animals in need, but we are now reaching capacity and we know that there are millions more animals trapped in the farming industry. That’s why we’re expanding our education, outreach, and campaigning work. By providing the public with well-researched, trustworthy information, we hope to raise awareness of the plight of farmed animals and help people to move away from driving demand for animal products.