For a minimum donation of just £10, you can sponsor one of our animals for a year – either for yourself or as a unique and special gift for family and friends. Your support will help us to meet the costs of caring for all the animals at our sanctuary. The sponsorship pack includes a photograph and biography of your chosen animal, plus a personalised certificate. To sponsor an animal, please download our form. You can choose from any of the following lovely animals:
Our gorgeous mascot was severely malnourished, matted and covered in fleas and lice when he was found as a puppy in a roadside bush in 2018. He was unable to straighten his spine and dragged his back legs behind him. It’s likely he had been confined in a very small space or cage for some time. Following surgery, regular physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions, and a lot of love and patience, Floyd has made amazing progress.
Our micro pig Wilbur went to three different homes before we rescued him in October 2019. He had been taken from his mother’s side far too young while he was still cute and manageable. He was so dependent that he followed his surrogate mum Teresa everywhere and lived in her home during his first few weeks with Anim-Mates. Wilbur has blossomed into a loveable, confident and happy pig who loves attention.
This brave girl, who lives in her own special cathouse, is recovering from surgery. She was badly injured in May this year, possibly in a road accident, and has undergone intricate surgery to save her fractured right hind leg. Her recovery has been very slow but she is gradually making progress.
Lovely African pygmy hedgehog Luna came to us in March 2019. She had been living with a family as a young boy’s pet – but since these little animals are nocturnal, shy and solitary, her owners rarely saw her and decided to give her up. Luna loves her night-time cuddles and running on her wheel.
Duck Daffy was spotted in a distressed state on Chislehurst Common. He is blind in one eye and his other eye is very cloudy. Because of his disabilities, he couldn’t be released back into the wild so he now lives with our other frail ducks.
This cheeky little guinea pig was diagnosed with a head tilt but thankfully his symptoms appear to be fairly mild. Our neutered boy lives with his ‘harem’ of girls, whom he loves to chase!
This beautiful Amazon parrot was suffering with severe emotional problems when she came to us in 2017. Her owners had covered her cage because they were tired of her noise, so she had little mental stimulation or social interaction. As a result, she is sometimes very aggressive but she can also be playful and affectionate and loves to sing nursery rhymes and dance.
Albino lop rabbit Buster lives with another of our rescue rabbits, Hetty. He has severely impaired eyesight but he doesn’t let anything faze him. When he’s not snuggling up to Hetty, he loves munching on curly kale and greens. He’s partial to the odd tomato too.
Micro pig Charlotte came to live at our sanctuary after her owners, who bought her as a pet, realised she was feral. She’s now free to run, root and dig with chum Wilbur. She’s an adorable little rascal who keeps our volunteers on their toes!
Our dear Collie Daisy-May was left traumatised after her owner beat her and broke her leg in several places. Her leg had to be amputated and it took this poor girl a long time to recover and start to trust humans again. She has now spent the best years of her life with us and hopefully has been able to forget her first year of torment and pain.
Goat Edward was emaciated when he was found roaming the streets of East London. It is thought that he was privately owned and kept for Halal meat. He now lives happily with the other goats in our spacious outside enclosures.
Before this poor rabbit came to us she had spent her life in a cage on her own and had become rather aggressive. She has had a number of malignant tumours removed but now lives a happy life with her friend Buster.
One of 15 cats rescued in 2007 from a single house after their owner sadly become incapable of caring for them. Meep, who is almost feral, happily spends most of his time indoors but he often ventures out on to the enclosed catio to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
This handsome cockerel came to live at Olivers Farm after his owners moved to a residential area where his early-morning crowing was not appreciated by the neighbours! He loves to strut his stuff and impress his female friends, whom he clearly adores.
Our brave Shetland pony has been through so much. A tumour was discovered on his spine in 2011, only 60 per cent of which could be removed because it was so close to the nerves. A biopsy showed it was cancerous and Bop was given a low-dose course of chemotherapy to shrink the remaining tumour. He has made a remarkable recovery and has a fantastic love of life.