Thank You To Elise Pilkington Trust

Thornberry Animal Sanctuary would like to say a HUGE thank you to Elise Pilkington Trust who recently donated £10,000 to the charity to help purchase a tractor for our farm. Thornberry has never had a tractor before and a lot of farm jobs have had to be done manually, in all weathers. These jobs can […]

Raise 35 for Thornberry

This year Thornberry celebrates its 35th anniversary. As a part of that, we have lots of celebrations planned including a 3.5 mile dog walk around Rother Valley, a 35th anniversary party, and many other events, fairs, and challenge events. To help us celebrate our 35th anniversary and helping over 20,000 animals to date, we are […]

Thornberry Coffee Beans Coming Soon

A bag of Thornberry and Heavenly Coffee beans.

We are really pleased to share that we are collaborating with our friends at The Heavenly Coffee Company. We will be bringing our signature blend that we serve in our Cafe to the enjoyment of your home. The Heavenly Coffee Company is a family-run, Dinnington-based business founded in 2010. They have a reputation for suppling […]

Stopping Mid Week Donations – Become a Volunteer and Support Thornberry

Due to a shortage of staff and volunteers, we have made the difficult decision to only accept donations for our charity shops on Friday-Sunday for the immediate future. Our opening times remain as 11am-3pm. While we really appreciate every single donation that comes through our gates, we are unable to cope with the amount of […]

Celebrating 30 years of Thornberry Animal Sanctuary

Celebrating 30 years of Thornberry

We were founded in 1988 and in that time we have rescued thousands of dogs, cats, rabbits and horses. We take in animals who need a new home, through no fault of their own. Once we have assessed each animal and helped them with any potential medical or behavioural needs they may have, we try […]

The Great Eggscape

The Great Eggscape

An amazing 500 hens were released from a life of battery egg-production last weekend and re-homed to free-range lives!  Phoenix Hen Rescue called on Thornberry to help rehome just some of a total number of 12000 hens moving on from their previous existence.  A huge number of concerned members of the public rose to the […]

Thornberry Goes Solar

Thornberry Goes Solar

Our energy needs exceed what the output of a 12 KW system can generate, as we were informed from the start but neither funds nor time allowed us to install the full 30KW needed for nearly complete self-sufficiency. We are planning on a second phase of installation up to 30 KWs later in the year, […]



One of Makro’s managers, Sharon Howard, oversees the T.A.S. links with Makro, making the task of liaison a smooth and purposeful one. She ensures the staff get behind our cause, whether their preferences are for dogs, cats, horses or even just for people!    Staff committees and charitable groups in many businesses play an enormously […]