Somerset Animal Sanctuary Plans to Expand Site

In their 75th year of helping animals, much loved charity Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Wambrook, near Chard are looking to improve and expand their current facilities.

Plans to build four new buildings on their current site are shortly to be submitted for approval. These will include a new agricultural building and storage shed. Both are urgently needed to house all the wonderful donations the Sanctuary receives from the general public.

Riley with Alice Cannon from Ferne

In addition, the application will include plans for a new Visitor Centre, which will provide a much needed meeting room and exhibition space.

The fourth building will be for a new cat Special Care Unit for strays and nursing queens.

Elaine Hayes, CEO at Ferne Animal Sanctuary said: “It’s hard to believe that the doors of the Sanctuary were opened 75 years ago; everyone here is very proud that we still continue to make a difference by helping animals and communities.

“Our plans for expansion are yet another very exciting time for all the staff, volunteers and supporters of Ferne.

“We will shortly be launching an appeal for the cat Special Care Unit as this will be a very expensive building, full of the latest technology. This new facility will enable us to look after the cats to the highest possible standards. ”

To find out more about Ferne Animal Sanctuary, their upcoming events and how to become a valued volunteer, visit or call 01460 65214.

Image: Riley with Alice Cannon from Ferne Animal Sanctuary