Idlewild Animal Sanctuary is a Registered Charity (No. 1163184) set up to rehome and care for unwanted and abandoned animals. We are unique in that we tend to rehome the more “unusual” animals, that might not otherwise find a loving home. We are specialist in animals that are elderly, have additional needs due to illness or disabilities who requiring that extra care. We offer lifelong homes where necessary alongside our rehoming service where animals are taken in and then found loving forever homes.

Animals come into our care from a range of different situations this includes injured, abandoned, stray and neglected animals. We work with other charities including the British Hen Welfare Trust and Fresh Start for Hens (who rescue commercial egg producing hens), as well as the local community who approach us directly about animal rehoming needs. 

The animals currently in our care includes: Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Donkeys, Horses.

Our charity status was obtained in August 2015 and, through this rigorous process, we have demonstrated our commitment to ensure all animals in our care receive the highest level of care, attention and support to lead happy, healthy lives. We have a team of dedicated staff and volunteers who work at the Sanctuary and offer a high level of care and compassion to all our animals.

The sanctuary moved from Llanfairfechan to the Conwy Valley in May 2018. This was a large undertaking and now the Center Manager along with our volunteers are busy at work developing the site. We are in the process of creating all the animal enclosures and putting in the infrastructure, working toward being open to the general public. We hope to be able to welcome you all the sanctuary in the near future.

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