News & Website Updates

This page was last updated on 31/3/2017

Opening to the public Sunday April 9th! 

The Sanctuary will be open to visitors every Sunday 2pm-5pm from April 9th to the end of October 2017. (weather permitting) Please note that the sanctuary will not be open if it rains. Please call 01424 222032 to check before you set out if there's any doubt! Please go to 'Visit' page for more details.


Co-operative Funding

Great news! We have been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. It means that we will get a contribution towards much needed building work. But we need your help. The more support we get, the more funding we could receive. So if you're a Co-op Member log in to your Co-op Membership account and choose us. If you're not a member, please join and support us! Click here to find out more about the Co-operative Community Fund.


21st February 2016

Due to health and safety requirements we have to complete new building works which include new replacement double fencing around the animal pens, hand wash stations, public viewing areas, new information signs and more, please if you can help with these improvements any kind donation however small would be a great help as these works will cost thousands, thank you for all your support in the past in helping us to have a safe haven for all our lost/unwanted animals.

William has very kindly started an online Barby Keel Health and Safety Campaign on GoFundMe. Please click on the above link to donate online using a credit or debit card.

Cash or cheque donations can be taken into

  • the Barby Keel Charity Shop in St Leonards Road, Bexhill, or
  • directly to the Sanctuary in Freezeland Lane, Sidley.

Thank you from Barby Keel, all her Motley Crew and all the animals they take care of.

Can You Help?

Barby urgently needs reliable regular volunteers to help at the sanctuary in the afternoons (feeding and caring for the animals) and in the Charity Shop in Bexhill Town Centre.

If you have a few hours to spare each week please call the sanctuary on 01424 222032

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