Greenland Grove – Animal Sanctury

Greenland Grove – Animal Sanctury

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. They have over 30 horses, around the same amount of rabbits and many other domesticated and farm animals in their care. They have many very elderly horses in their care and others who have ongoing health issues. 

They aim to ensure every animal feels special and loved. They have to limit the amount of animals in their care to ensure they get love and attention on a one to one basis and 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. In February 2017 they 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. They also have some lovely little piebald young ponies who came to them as frightened unhandled foals from travellers. They have grown into lovely natured ponies.

Greenland Grove 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 the Sanctury over and over again. Some of the animals have pulled through an illness when the vet has given very little hope of recovery.

Greenland Grove have no paid staff but are lucky to have some very valued volunteers and friends such as Wasp Civils, who either help with the animals or fundraising. It costs nearly £4000 a month in food, bedding, vets fees and repairs to care for the animals. Wasp Civils have kindly donated Greenland Grove a sign to this worthy charity as shown in the below photos (with a lot of help from the llamas)!


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