Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare works to alleviate animal cruelty, rescue, rehabilitate, rehome and provide sanctuary for animals in need. It is one of the most diverse rescue centres in the UK that cares for many different species of animals. From their 43-acre site in East Sussex, their staff, volunteers, and supporters help more than 1,200 vulnerable animals each year, caring for and rehoming a wide range of animals including dogs, cats and small animals, exotic birds, fowl, tortoises, and larger animals.
Many of the larger animals live at Raystede permanently, some of their equines require specialist care and medication and will be supported for the rest of their lives. If any of the younger, more able equines would thrive in an environment outside of Raystede they will allow these particular animals to either go out on loan or be rehomed.
Raystede's team is invested in helping the pet owners of the future understand good animal welfare. They offer practical advice on how to care for animals from learning about pets and their care using online resources, to a range of learning opportunities for schools and community groups, family learning days, tours and talks, there is something for everyone to get involved with.
Visit their website to find out more: raystede.org