Vegan run. No kill animal sanctuary. Dedicated to the welfare of animals from around the world.
The Retreat has three sites – Crockenhill, Ashford and High Halden – each site offering specialised care for the animals who we take in. We are a not-for-profit organisation with all the Trustees and most of the volunteers being vegan. All funds raised go to the welfare of the animals who come into The Retreat’s care and where possible animals are re-homed in permanent, loving homes. The Retreat operates a genuine no-kill policy.
Our sites accommodate our main rescue centre and wildlife hospital to deal with most animal intakes and emergencies, and our permanent horses, cows and sheep residents – we now have ample room to care for more animals, our intensive and equine rehoming centre, along with care-for-life wildlife and exotics. The number of animals being cared for by The Retreat is over 1,000 at any one time.