Donations are essential if Shetland Animal Rescue is to continue to helping the sick, elderly and homeless animals that have nowhere else to go!

To make a donation, please send a cheque or postal order to the address listed here, or make an online donation via PayPal:

Amount: £ 


The Shetland Animal Rescue currently homes:

80+ horses 5 Sheep
10 Dogs 11 Cats
5 Goats 6 Pigs
Guinea fowl Ducks
Geese Rabbits


Note: Shetland Animal Rescue is currently full to capacity and not able to take additional animals at present.

The Shetland Animal Rescue, previously a working farm hosts 35 stables set in 9 acres of land, split into 6 fields. The land that we own clearly isn't enough for the horses, and animals that we rescue and so we rent 34 acres from a number of nearby factories, and farms, as well as the homes of a number of volunteers.

If anyone has any spare land in or near Hale Village they would like to loan to the Shetland Rescue then please contact us.


Run with only one full-time member of staff, the animal rescue is heavily dependent on volunteers like you. 

Volunteers must be over 16 unless supervised by an adult and are always needed.

Activities that we need help with include: cleaning and feeding the animals, maintenance of the grazing fields, managing our Facebook and Twitter profiles and fundraising – please contact us should you wish to discuss ways in which you would like to help as we would love to hear from you.

Full training is provided for all volunteers.

Our history

The Shetland Animal Rescue began in 1982 when Diane Strongman went to Beeston horse market and came back with a Shetland Pony for just £30. The pony was literally a bag of bones and Diane couldn’t bear to leave him there. Over the years Diane took in more elderly, abandoned and unwanted ponies, as well as other animals. Diane initially, rented land but eventually sold her house and bought a plot of land, and a caravan where she lived to look after the animals that she had adopted.

Sarah started volunteering with the rescue in 1988, in her own time whilst working for Liverpool City Council, looking after the horses on their ‘Riding For The Disabled’ programme. When Diane died in 1990 at the age of 42, Sarah took over the running of the rescue and is still there today working tirelessly to provide shelter and care for the animals.

The Shetland Animal Rescue NEEDS your help to continue. By donating eg, £5 (a bale of hay) or one bag of Baileys this will feed one pony for one week! The rescue has to pay hundreds out each month in essential veterinary care so please help us to continue to care for these animals.

The shetland rescue relies entirely on fundraising and donations.

This generosity helps us to give food, bedding, veterinary care and TLC to the animals that find themselves living here with us at our little rescue in Hale Village. It is also vital in helping us to maintain and improve our little rescue to ensure that the elderly, sick and vulnerable animals have shelter from the elements.

Your act of kindness, of leaving us a legacy in your Will, literally is a gift of life to the animals that tragically might otherwise be destroyed.

Contact us

You can contact us either by telephone:
0151 425 4627




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Visit us at:

Dans Farm
Ramsbrook Lane
L24 5RP

Our visiting hours are 2pm - 4pm every day.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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