News & Website Updates

This page was last updated on 24/09/2019

The last Visiting Sunday of 2019 will be on Sunday 6th October, 2 - 5pm.

In Loving Memory
Rhian Thomas

New Events and Updates have been added to our Fund Raisers page.

The 2018 Big Open Day has had to be cancelled due to the closure of Watermill Lane for roadworks.

The sanctuary relies on the income from our Summer Fete and will lose essential funds as a result. 

Bexhill Sanctuary Devastated After Having to Cancel its Open Day (Bexhill Observer Article, published Thursday 5th July)

We have set up a GoFundMe Appeal to help us through this financial blow.  Please give if you can and share this link.

Barby Keel's Open Day Fund

Barby Keel is now an author and her first publication is now available from Amazon for just 99p!
It is only available as a Kindle edition (but good news... you don't need a Kindle to buy the book, you can download the Kindle app for FREE to your computer, tablet or phone!)
Barby Keel (author) Catherine Kemp (Contributor)

The street Dog who Found a Home: A Foster Tails Story
is the first of a series of three 'foster tails stories', which gives the reader an insight into life at the sanctuary, Barby's own past and what drives her to keep helping animals.


"When Chewy the dog arrives at the animal sanctuary run by the inimitable Barby Keel, the scrawny dog is terrified.

Having been abandoned by his beloved owner, who is himself homeless, Chewy's whole world has been turned upside down. After years of sleeping on the streets Chewy knows what it is to be cold and hungry, to have nowhere safe to stay, no warm bed to sleep on, no regular food or time to play.


Despite her resolve to not get too attached to the animals that come into her care, Barby cannot help but feel there is something special about this little dog. Soon he won't let Barby out of his sight, and in doing so works his way into her heart.


But some scars run too deep and its taken every ounce of Barby's patience to help Chewy heal from the traumas of his past. In doing so, Barby learns that in healing others, we often heal ourselves.


The Street Dog who Found a Home is a beautifully uplifting and heart warming tale of the love and friendship that exists between humans and animals."


Register for free with The Giving Machine and raise funds for the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary every time you shop online at no extra cost to you.



The Barby Keel Charity Shop

Our shop now has a brand new Facebook Page

New Video added to 'About Us'


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


Community Web Kit provided free by BT
Cookies and Privacy | Charity Number: 1095382