At the Anim-Mates private sanctuary in Ash, Kent, we care for 100+ animals who are all permanent residents. There are cats, dogs, rabbits, goats, sheep, poultry and ponies. Most are elderly, infirm or have special care needs. As well as caring for our permanent residents, we also have a number of fosterers who look after rescued animals in their own homes, including cats, rabbits and guinea pigs, while we seek new owners for them. Like any charity, we can only carry on our much-needed work with public support, through donations and voluntary help.
To help decrease the feral cat population in the Medway area, we trap the cats, have them neutered and then return them to their colony. Very young feral kittens are often domesticated by our fosterers and then found homes.