Important COVID notice: Visitors by appointment only. For advice regarding injured wildlife, please call on 07872 421878.

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The duck yard is always a hive of activity here at the Sanctuary. Monty the jackdaw is one of many birds that came to us in 2020 and has stayed nearby. He visits us everyday for afternoon tea along with his new friends. Steven the gull likes to spend his days finding treasures to add to his collection and the Cayuga ducks just like to eat all day! They also love people and can’t wait to start welcoming you all back soon.
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We know your pets mean everything to you and our Lifetime Pet care program gives peace of mind to owners just like you that we’ll always be there for them. 

About Our Animal Sanctuary & British Wildlife rescue

The Pet Samaritans Animal Sanctuary and Wildlife Rescue centre is located in derbyshire. Our facilities are home to abandoned, orphaned, injured and unwanted pets, dog, cats, horses, ponies, small animals and wildlife. The centre provides a pet adoption service but if animals are not able to find a new home, they stay with us for life.

Our wildlife rescue service in runs throughout the year. Our mission is to help rehabilitate wildlife and hedgehogs before releasing them back into the wild. If you would like to support local wildlife in your area, you can help by becoming a Wildlife Angel.

Promoting animal welfare is a big part of animal sanctuary life. Through schools, home education groups and local communities, we promote animal knowledge, care and wildlife awareness.

We offer an emergency pet care service and lifetime care for pets when owners can no longer look after them. Many of our rescued animals are unsuitable for re-homing. Safe at Last, they stay with us for life.

Our Pet bereavement line on 07872 421878 is open everyday for owners who have lost a pet. It can be hard coming to terms with the loss of a friend and we are hear to help.

We operate all year round and accept wildlife admissions from across the UK. Please call first to make an appointment.