Dean Farm Trust established in 2007 is a registered charity and animal sanctuary. Operating in Chepstow South Wales we offer a home for life to unwanted, neglected and abused animals. Our sanctuary is currently home to 185 farmed animals in 62 acres of pasture, paddocks and woodland, We promote compassion and a vegan lifestyle. Our sanctuary is open to the public, private visitors along with hosting tours and events throughout the year. Our ethos is to treat every single animal as an individual, caring for it giving the correct enrichment, feed, space, freedom and companisnship for their life. In the short time we have been open thousands of visitors have come to the sanctuary, many returning with their families and friends.
The primary aim of the Trust is to provide a home for life, shelter, warmth, food, and enrichment, to sick, ill-treated, and abused animals and animals that have been subjected to farming or sport.
To promote humane behaviour towards animals by providing care, treatment, protection, and security for animals and to educate the public in matters pertaining to animal welfare in general and the prevention of cruelty and suffering among animals. The Trust also promotes compassionate living and humane behaviour towards animals through a variety of public education and outreach activities.
Our Charity was delighted when earlier this year the wonderful "Matt Pritchard" became our Patron. He is an animal advocate and is about to embark on a huge challenge of Rowing aacross the Atlantic Ocean to raisefunds for our charity.
We have had a number of articles written about us in the local and National magazines and papers supporting the work we do and sharing our stories.
In the sort time we have been established our charity has one a number of awards and recently been voted the "Favourite Animal Sanctuary" in the UK by the prestigeous Vegfest.
In 2021 we plan to open our sanctuary doors full time from April to October for visitors, educational tours and events to share the work we do and promote compasionate living.