Idlewild Animal Sanctuary

Become a Trustee

We are looking for a Trustee to join our Board of Trustees. Would you like to help shape our future by taking an active part in the running of the Sanctuary? Previous Trustee experience is not required and this is a wonderful opportunity for anyone with a love of animals and who has a desire to help all animals.

Gofundme Fundraising

We need to raise £600,00 to secure the future of the Idlewild Animal Sanctuary

Save our Sanctuary, we need to find a new location.  We have been given notice that our lease will not be renewed when it comes to an end in 2026 and we urgently need to raise funds to try and buy somewhere to ensure our animals remain safe, loved and looked after. We want to stay local so we can continue to support our amazing volunteers. Many of our volunteers rely on the sanctuary massively for the therapeutic resources that we offer to people with mental health and additional needs. For some volunteers coming to the sanctuary is the only time they leave the house and this really helps to beat loneliness. We just can not close and have to rehome our animals and have our volunteers lose this support.

Please Donate.

Please help us save animals in need today! As a registered charity we rely on fundraising and donations to be able to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need. We now have over 220 rescue animals here at Idlewild Animal Sanctuary, many who require life-long medication and care. Thanks to supporters like you we’ve been able to adapt our services and keep them running. Your generosity has meant that we can continue to rescue animals in need. 

You can also gift-aid your donation, (this will boost your donation by 25% at no cost to you).

With a monthly donation you can save animals lives. You can also donate a one-off donation, Weekly, Monthly or annually. Every donation is greatly appreciated, and we can only continue the work we do with your help. 

Thank you.


We have several Idlewild residents that are looking for a sponsor. Give the gift of support – with your help you can ensure that your resident has the enrichment and food they need. By sponsoring one of our animals, you will be helping with their care directly. We use every penny of your adoption donation for the care of our animals.

As a registered charity we fully rely on donations for all areas of our work including rescuing animals, rehabilitating and educating about animals.Many of the Idlewild residents need life long care and with your sponsorship they can live a happy comfortable life at the Idlewild Animal Sanctuary. Our special sponsor packs are now only £50 per year!

Thanks to Co-op members, our cause could win £5,000 as part of the new membership prize draw.

Visit our Shop.

Visit our Idlewild Shop, we have a great range of eco friendly and recycled products available. 100% is donated to the care of our rescue animals at the Idlewild Animal Sanctuary.


We are looking for people to fundraise for Idlewild Animal Sanctuary. Do you have a flair for baking, crocheting, sports or quizzes?

Cat adoption.

We have several cats and kittens that are looking for a forever home. Home-checks and adoption fees apply when adopting a cat or kitten from Idlewild Animal Sanctuary. Please complete the Cat Matching Form so we can best place our cats in the most suitable homes.


The Idlewild Animal Sanctuary is run by our dedicated Sanctuary Manger Kim. We also have a team of volunteers that volunteer here at the Sanctuary. If you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch.

Amazon Wishlist.

We have an Amazon Wishlist. You can purchase our most needed items and they will be delivered directly to the Idlewild Animal Sanctuary. We always need cat and kitten food due to our cat rescues.

Idlewild Holiday Let.

Book a stay at our beautiful 3 bedroom farmhouse nestled on 12 acres of the sanctuary with 100% of rental donated directly to our animals care.

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