On this page we mention, amongst other things, building work that goes on at The Retreat such as new fencing, new stable blocks etc. and we also like to pass on news about fundraising events that have taken place. These efforts, together with people donating money on a one off or regular basis ensure that the above mentioned work can go ahead as well as enabling us to care for the animals. We would like to thank everyone who raises money for The Retreat.
20/05/15 - "House of Cards" star Kate Mara Promotes Meatless Monday (external link)
name our pigs
07/05/15 - Today we drove 80 miles to collect two pigs from a slaughterhouse.
These two wonderful chaps were spared due to them being very tame. Whatever the reason, two of the luckiest creatures alive right now.
Please help us name them, both are young adult males, possibly brothers.
are desperately trying to raise £600 to fence our new pig field, all
it will take is 600 people donating a single £1 - visit our Donations
page for the many easy ways to donate, including via a text
from your mobile phone...100%
of your donation goes to us, there's no
cost to you for sending the text message and your free allowance/bundle
won’t be deducted. Special thanks, the Pig Fund.
07/05/15 - Author John Robbins' video 'Anything wrong with eating animals?' (external link)
07/05/15 - Our dear friend Mandy Rossi, Ashford Green Party PPC/co-chair, visited The Retreat to see the animals on Monday.
07/05/15 - The Retreat would like your unwanted books to trade for funds to support our rescued animals. Spring is a very busy and costly time with so many babies. Please bring your books to us at The Retreat, Brickyard Farm, Cripple Hill, High Halden TN26 3LJ. Please email us - firstname.lastname@example.org - for any further details. Many thanks.
help us win free haylage for our rescued horses.
The company Silvermoor is running an initiative whereby each month three charities have the chance to win a whole pallet of haylage, one of our fabulous supporters has kindly nominated The Retreat so please vote for us to win!
How it works/How you can help The Retreat - visit the Silvermoor's Facebook site and click on the link to their survey where you can vote...the survey will be open for one week and then the charity with the most votes wins the pallet of haylage, which will be delivered free of charge.
prerequisite to voting is for participants to have liked the
Silvermoor haylage Facebook page. Only one vote will count per person.
23/04/15 - Supporter Anna Daw-Stopes is walking from Maidstone to The Retreat - 15.7 miles - to raise funds for our animals. Anna said "I'm doing this walk because The Retreat took in my cockerel (because he hurt one of my hens) when no one else would, and after finding out they work to help these animals solely on donations I knew I wanted to help to raise money for the animals".
Please visit Anna's fundraising page for details of the walk and how to sponsor her.
Anna with Booth, who is now living at The Retreat.
24/03/15 - We have added five books on our Recommended Reading page.
We also recommend Cowspiracy: the sustainability secret - "a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today". (external link)
21/03/15 - The story of Clarabelle, a rescued cow who remembered her babies had been stolen. (external link)
18/03/15 - Ten ferrets came to The Retreat, see Latest Rescues.
09/03/15 - Nine rescued lambs recently came to The Retreat...
please help them and all the motherless babies we save and care for by making a donation this Mothers' Day to support our lifesaving work.
details of how to leave a legacy to The Retreat please contact us at
A Sad Goodbye
02/02/15 - Many friends and visitors will remember our beautiful Jill, sadly we said goodbye to her yesterday after 17 wonderfully special years.
Jill arrived at The Retreat motherless at just ten days old, costing £12...
hand-reared, she soon grew into a beautiful, gentle, friendly girl, loved by all who met her.
Forever in our hearts
01/02/15 - Our Patron Heather Mills, charity campaigner and vegan athlete, is competing in Channel 4's The Jump.
Rabbits needing homes
07/01/15 - Two groups of baby brothers all looking for their new homes - around 6-7 months old and will be neutered in the next few weeks.
Preferably would like to go in pairs but could go as single if there is already another rabbit present in the new home.
These guys have been here for a while now so if you can help by offering a loving forever home please contact us.
Happy New Year to all our supporters
A huge Thank You to everyone who supported The Retreat during 2014, you made an enormous difference to our rescued animals' lives, many would not be here without your kindness, help and generosity. Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful 2015, love from all the humans and animals at The Retreat Animal Rescue
News 2012 - 2009