Hello. I am Kim Barton-Jones HND, BSc Hons, PG Dip CABC I am the Centre Manager at Idlewild Animal Sanctuary. Animals have been my love and passion for as long as I can remember. After leaving school I attended Reaseheath College in Nantwich were I studied Animal Care and Management. I then studied for an HND and BSc Hons in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Chester and in 2010 I completed a PG Dip/MSc in Companion Animal Behaviour Councillor at the University of Southampton. Since leaving University my work has involved many different animal-related roles including; a wildlife hospital, conservation work in South Africa, Sound Therapy for pets, a Behaviour Councillor and a range of rehoming centers/animal sanctuaries. I joined Idlewild Animal Sanctuary as Center Manager in May 2017.

My responsibilities at Idlewild include managing the re-homing service, promoting Idlewild as a re-homing centre. To produce policies, procedures and risk assessments and to ensure a safe environment for our staff and visitors. To provide links to the local community and a point of contact for visitors, offering informative tours of the Sanctuary. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my own pets. I have a Rescue German Shepherd Troulloi, Two Ragdolls Ebony and Marmaduke and a Leopard Tortoise Tarquin. I also enjoy camping, kayaking, walking and generally being in the great outdoors. I look forward to meeting you all soon.

Please email me at: kim.idlewild@gmail.com