Goodheart X Ashes to Blooms

Goodheart x Ashes to Blooms Collaboration

We’re pleased to announce our collaboration with Ashes to Blooms: the home of wildflowers memorials.  Ashes to Blooms take the ashes of your loved one, whether a beloved person or a special pet, and combines them with their own mixture of UK native wildflower seeds and other natural ingredients to create bespoke seed balls for […]

From grizzly fate to green pastures, meet The Jersey Boys

Duncan the cow

Many of the animals who arrive at Goodheart have known little kindness or compassion, and this was certainly true for our beloved Jersey Boys. In November 2017, when our sanctuary had not long opened its doors, we were able to rescue six Jersey calves who had been born into the dairy industry. As males, they were […]

Keeping pigs as pets

Pigs as pets

In recent years, the popularity of pigs as pets has skyrocketed, with many pig-lovers purchasing what they believe to be ‘mini’ or ‘micro’ pigs to live in their homes as companion animals.  The craze of keeping pet pigs has also been influenced in part by celebrity culture, with Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham and Ariana Grande […]

Goodheart x The Vegan Stay

Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries and The Vegan Stay Collaboration

We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with The Vegan Stay! The Vegan Stay ( is a booking platform (similar to AirBnB) which lists vegan accommodation across the world. As well as helping to connect vegan and vegan-curious travellers with stays and experiences, the platform donates a portion of its service charge to animal sanctuaries, helping them […]

Could Avian Flu lead to the next pandemic?

Avian influenza a deadly pandemic waiting to happen

Avian Flu is not a new disease, but its rapid spread in recent years suggests that it’s now posing more of a threat than ever before. What is Avian Flu? Avian Influenza (commonly known as “Avian Flu” or “Bird Flu”) is an infectious disease which affects the respiratory, digestive and/or nervous system of birds. In […]

Is Goodheart a vegan animal sanctuary?

Our story

Goodheart was established with the principle notion that all animals, whether wild, farmed or pet, are sentient beings. This means they can feel pain as well as pleasure, alongside a whole range of emotions, just like humans. We identify as a vegan animal sanctuary for the following reasons: We believe that one of the most […]

Goodheart wins Outstanding Farmed Animal Sanctuary Award 2022

Goodheart Animal Sanctuary wins Global Outstanding Sanctuary Award 2022

Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary, based in Worcestershire, has been named Outstanding Farmed Animal Sanctuary 2022 by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). Goodheart was elected from over 200 GFAS-certified sanctuaries worldwide for this prestigious award, which recognises organisations displaying excellence in humane and responsible animal care as well as outstanding professionalism and ethics. GFAS […]

Remember A Charity Week 2023

Rescued sheep at Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary

Remember A Charity Week is an annual campaign that encourages more people to consider leaving a gift to charity in their Will. This year’s Remember A Charity Week runs from 11 to 17 September 2023.  Giving to a charity in your Will (after looking after loved ones, of course) can have a huge impact and […]

Alternative 3rd Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Leather

Alternative 3rd Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Leather

Looking for an alternative to the traditional 3rd wedding anniversary gift of leather? Here at Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries, we have a selection of gift ideas for animal lovers and vegans to celebrate a 3rd wedding anniversary in a cruelty-free way. Adopt a cow Let your husband or wife know how much you care by adopting […]