About Us

About Us

All Creatures Great and Small Animal Sanctuary based in South East Wales has been serving community since 1992. The Sanctuary operates a programme of rehabilitation and re-homing of injured, abused, unwanted and orphaned animals.
The annual running cost's of the Sanctuary amount to £300,000. We also rely on public donations of blankets, sheets, towels, cat and dog food.

Our Values

We at All Creatures Great and Small Animal Sanctuary aim to provide domestic animals with the best quality Veterinary Care. We tirelessly campaign for a better quality of life for all animals and to do what we can to help them avoid any pain or unnecessary suffering.

All Creatures Great and Small Animal Sanctuary is proud of the work we do. We are here to help animals in whatever way we can. Please note we do not have the facilities to deal with injured or abandoned wildlife, but we can advise you and direct you to other trusted organisations who have the facilities to help.

The Founder

All Creatures Great and Small was founded in 1992 by Vivienne Harris when she moved to Church Farm. Viv was passionate about helping animals and her love and concern for their welfare soon took over her life. It soon became clear that there was a real need for a place of haven for sick, abused, neglected and unwanted animals in the area. Over the next few years the number of animals at All Creatures grew and through Viv's hard work along with volunteers they benefited from medical care, love and a homing programme. It didn't matter what animal needed help Viv would not turn it away and soon the farm had everything from cats to cows and hamsters to horses!

Viv was also passionate about wildlife and her rescues included foxes, hedgehogs and Owls. She received recognition for her work when she travelled to London to receive an award from The I.F.A.W (International Fund for Animal Welfare).

Throughout her life Viv campaigned passionately against Puppy Farms and along with other groups of supporters, presented a petition to the Welsh Assembly. 

By 2001 the Sanctuary had built a reputation for its hard work in helping the animals and became a registered Charity which allowed the farm to help more animals and fundraise for improved housing and medical care. It also allowed the charity to employ regular staff to care for the animals although still heavily supported by dedicated volunteers.

In 2005 Viv's health deteriorated and she decided to retire to Bridgend and in 2009 sadly passed away.

All Creatures Great and Small Animal Sanctuary would not exist without the dedication and passion of Viv Harris. Over twenty years thousands of animals have been helped. The legacy that she has left will enable many animals in the future to have a second chance at a new home and a new life - the rest will always have a safe haven to live out their lives in peace and security. 


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