Help Us Help Them!

At any one time the sanctuary is home to over 100 animals of various species. All those animals have their own individual needs but fundamentally need three main things - care, food and vetting. Our main bills are for food and vet care. If you can help support any of our animals in any way please hit the subscription buttons below or click across to Support Us and learn more about sponsorship, legacies, volunteering, and general donations. 

The subscriptions on this page are fulfilled by Paypal and come straight to us - the sponsorship can be set up via Paypal, direct debit etc. Learn more at Checkout.

Ark Appeal

Help us keep the animals at Crosskennan Fed!

Every animal has their own needs and costs - help us keep them fed by topping up our Ark Appeal.

Sponsor for

£5 per month!

Feed the Cats!

We are currently home to over 30 cats including Bernie above!

It costs £1.36 on average per cat per day in food and supplements. Can you help us cover the cost of feeding just one cat weekly?

Sponsor for

£9.52 per week!

Help Beth!

Beth suffers with very bad sweet itch.

It costs £111.90 each month to provide Beth with food and the supplements needed to help keep her healthy and happy. Can you help cover just one day a month?

Sponsor for

£3.73 per month!

Cat Care Plan!

Crosskennan is home to over 30 cats currently - including Daisy above.

Costs of caring for the cats each month is upwards of £1000! Can you help us cover a small portion of these costs?

Sponsor for

£5 per month!

Feed the Chickens!

We are currently home to over 30 birds - including Giles the rooster!

It costs 38p on average per bird to cover their daily food. You can help us keep food on their plates and in their bellies! Please help us feed birds like Giles!

Sponsor for

£2.66 per week!

Love the Littles!

Oliver is one of our Littlest Littles!

It costs as little as £23 a month to feed some of the little ponies on the yard. Can you help us keep them fed and well?

Sponsor for

£15 per month!

Feed Hercules!

Hercules is a permanent resident and has been since 2015.

It costs us £144 each month just to feed Hercules. Can you help by covering just one day each month?

Sponsor for

£4.80 per month!

Feed the Dogs!

We are home to 6 resident dogs including Benji above.

It costs between £1.20 and £2.59 to feed each of the dogs at the sanctuary each day. Every dog is on a select diet due to their health or requirements.

Sponsor for

£4.71 per week!

Vet Appeal

Animals like Pepper need regular vet check ups and medicine to keep them healthy.

Our Vet bills are constant at the sanctuary and with every new arrival there is a spike in costs. Can you help us care for the animals in need?

Sponsor for

£3.00 every other week!

COVID-19

 

When the news broke of the COVID-19 restrictions Lyn Friel, the manager, was oblivious. Spending the majority of time caring for the animals and responding to people’s calls keeps her so busy that the outside world has a hard job breaking in. The outside world wasn’t going to be held at bay forever though and on Tuesday the twenty-fourth of March Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary issued a statement to the public that it was officially in lockdown.

 

“We can’t take the risk that any of our dedicated staff and volunteers may fall ill and therefore be unable to care for the animals at the sanctuary; of which currently there are over one hundred and twenty.”

 

At the time of closing, we were in the middle of volunteer training, fundraising and the building of a new sanctuary stable and shelter to house some of the sanctuary’s shetland population. All had to be put on hold; among some of our normal daily activities like rehoming and providing animal visits to the local community.

 

Immediately we saw losses of income and other donations of food and bedding, that would normally be coming in as results of bag packs, coffee mornings and other activities. We had to cancel upcoming events and sadly ask some volunteers not to attend.


The office is being manned from those who are staying at home where possible, while the yard staff and long term volunteers continue to provide care while following guidelines of social distancing and handwashing. Life must go on at the sanctuary, we do not have the option of closing the gates up and working from home. Without the staff and volunteers, the animals will suffer. Without people’s support, we cannot continue; and that is a terrifying thought that is plaguing us more and more as the days continue.

 

The team has been working hard with various supporters doing whatever they can to help provide funds; from a print at a home colouring book to the launch of our Online Pet Show. Our social media volunteer has been helpfully translating all the animal’s daily fun ‘diary’ entries on our social media pages to keep the community engaged and informed, not just about the sanctuary but the current news too. 

 

On top of the fundraising activities, we are still working behind the gates on saving lives, with daily calls and emails regarding welfare, abandoned animals and animals needing to be rehomed at this time. We are doing our best to resolve as many cases as we can through intervention and advice where suited.

 

These are strange times for all, but one thing is sure, we will do our utmost best to support every single animal we possibly can. 

 

We need help more than ever, in a time where sadly the world is difficult for everyone. There so many ways you can help us and you can learn more by visiting our Website - www.crosskennnalane.co.uk or emailing crosskennan@hotmail.co.uk 


You can keep up to date with all our news on Instagram and Facebook too.

 

Remember to enter your pets in our Online Pet Show! - learn more by visiting our website, our Facebook page or emailing events@crosskennanlane.org.uk. All entries must be in before 5 pm on 30th April 2020 to be counted for the final judging. All animals welcome!

In response to COVID-19 the One voice for Animals UK Appeal was launched to help connect small charities in need of help in this difficult time with support and the much needed donations to keep animals in the UK safe and well.

Learn more by visiting www.helpanimals.co.uk

All Downloads and Resources

Rabbit Rehoming Application Form

Forms

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Volunteer Pack (Feb 20 Update)

Volunteer

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Equine Rehoming Application Form

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Volunteer Charter

Volunteer

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Track System Info Sheet

Information

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Grooming Kit Sign Out Sheets

Yard Resources

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Cat Rehoming Application Form

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Health and Safety

Volunteer

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Horse Concern - Establishing Facts

Welfare

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Privacy Policy

Policy

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Equine Health Problems

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Horse Concern - Who to Contact

Welfare

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Sponsorship Forms

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Small Animal Health Problems

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