Heathlands Animal Sanctuary

Registered office: 13 Eastfield Road, Royston, Herts SG8 7ED

(Please note, no dogs are kept at this address)

Registered Charity Number 1067970

Having a pet is not a right, it’s a privilege.

An Animal Sanctuary with a difference !

Heathlands Animal Sanctuary is run solely by volunteers dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of unwanted domestic pets. We take in dogs, cats, rabbits and some types of caged birds. We do not rescue wildlife. Every year we find secure, loving new homes for 300 - 400 animals most of whom would otherwise have been destroyed in council pounds when their 7 days are up. We have a policy of non-destruction which means we will never destroy a healthy, well balanced animal.

Heathlands Animal Sanctuary is a registered charity based in Royston, Hertfordshire. We do not have a premises - most of our animals are cared for by foster carers in their own homes. Some of our dogs are boarded at commercial kennels until we have a foster space. By placing our animals in foster homes we get a much better idea of their temperament, in particular we can find out if our dogs get along with children, cats and other dogs, as well as introducing some basic training – something many have never had.

We rehome most of our animals in the Herts/Cambs/Beds area although we consider adoptions nationwide.

We require a donation for each animal we rehome to recover some of our costs.

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For more information on these please visit the events page.

October 29th - PupUp shop at the Boars                      Head, Royston

November 26th - Heathlands Xmas Fair

December 3rd - PopUp Shop at the Boars                        Head, Royston


We have a fabulous young boy raising money for the animals at Heathlands - follow the link - please support George . His little brother Tommy is making stuff for us to sell too, watch out for it at up coming events where all sorts of hand crafted items made by our supporters will be on sale.


Click here to go to George’s Go Fund Me page and donate

Christmas is coming raise money for us as you shop

Heathlands 2017 Calendars now available! £5 + 50p postage. Order now! general_enquiries@heathlands.org.uk

A young lady called Devon Parrott had to write a poem for school she chose to write about Heathlands. Click here to read her work

October auction starts Sunday 16th at 6pm! BID HIGH!