Welcome to Greenland Grove Animal Sanctuary, a loving home to horses, ponies and other animals. It is situated on grassland backing onto St Osyth Creek. The aim of the sanctuary is to give a peaceful loving home to animals in need. We have around 30 horses, around the same amount of rabbits and many other domesticated and farm animals in our care. We have many very elderly horses in our care and others who have on going health issues. We aim to ensure every animal feels special and loved. We have to limit the amount of animals in our care to ensure they get love and attention on a one to one basis and we aim for every horse/pony to have a stable. They are not kept in large herds to ensure they are easy to give individual attention to.
Rodney, a chestnut horse, has been with us since 1999. He was involved in a road accident and dragged along the road whilst harnessed up in a cart. His wounds healed, but as he had panic attacks due to anxiety, he was declared unfit to ride or drive. Rodney has been at the sanctuary for many years now and is a great favourite, especially at the Open days. We recently took on 4 horses who travelled over from Southern Ireland when their owner passed away. He wanted his much loved horses to stay together and be safe and loved at the sanctuary. We also have some lovely little piebald foals who were from travellers in our care and they are learning to trust us which is a very rewarding task
We feel it is very important that animals feel valued and loved when they arrive at the sanctuary. A sick animal that is loved will always do its best for you. It’s much easier to treat an animal that wants to live than one that has given up. This works for us over and over again. Some of our animals have pulled through an illness when the vet has given very little hope of recovery.
We have no paid staff but we are lucky to have some very valued volunteers and friends, who either help with the animals or fundraising. It costs nearly £3000 a month in food, bedding, vets fees and repairs to care for the animals. If you would like to help, please see our ‘How to Help the Sanctuary’ page.
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