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We are closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 outbreak
Choosing to support an animal with a monthly contribution of from £3.00 is one of the most generous things you can do to help them.

Setting up a direct debit with GoCardless is completely safe and you can cancel at any time. It only takes a few clicks! Willows needs your help to sponsor these animals to help pay for essential bills such as veterinary care, feed, hay, straw and other crucial running costs.
No visitors allowed - we've lost half our income!
After much discussion with the Covid 19 team, Environmental Health and heeding the advice from the Scottish Government and Visit Scotland, it’s been agreed that Willows can’t comply with all of the necessary safety measures (which would invalidate our insurance) to keep both our animals and visitors safe. It’s therefore been decided that we are going to remain closed for the time being, this is constantly being reviewed. Read more...

The only way forward for Willows is to get every animal sponsored and as many people signed up to our Lifeline Scheme as possible. It really is the only way to compensate for our lost income. So far, it is working really well and each new sign-up creates a new safety line for Willows. As a result, we can count on a reliable amount coming in each month.

21 Years Rescuing Animals

Willows Animal Sanctuary is the largest, ethically managed, equine, farm and domestic animal sanctuary in Scotland and will try to help any animal in distress. We operate a strict no kill policy and only euthanise an animal on veterinary advice. We look after over 500 animals including over 100 horses, ponies and donkeys, approximately 65 cats and dogs and many reptiles as well as over 200 farm animals and birds.

We are totally dependent on donations, legacies and grants from benevolent organizations to keep the sanctuary running. Unlike larger charities we have no reserves of money and are always desperately short of funds. We specialise in helping elderly or more vulnerable animals that have already been refused help by well-known large national charities, but we can only continue to help needy animals with your support.

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