Welcome to FRIEND

Mark Eaton

A beautiful 10 acre site nestled in between the orchards and hopfarms of rural Kent. Established in 1994 with the purchase of a small lamb at a livestock market. Marion Eaton set forth on a path that would see hundreds of animals find refuge from abuse, neglect and suffering under her care, at FRIEND.

Today, FRIEND is a working animal sancuary with around 100 farm animals and companion animals. Animals find their way here in all sorts of ways. Some are rescued from places of abuse, some arrive following the death of their guardian. Some dispicable people abandon their animals by throwing them over the fence. No matter how they get here, they are all welcome to live the rest of their lives as naturally as possible with little human interaction.

We offer a no kill, free roaming (as far as possible and safe) home to cows, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. Our 30+ pigs live in their own paddock with wallows. Some of our cats are feral and some are house dwellers. All our dogs love their walks in our meadow.

Financial donations are spent on food, bedding, essential equipment and veterinary bills. We are a no kill sanctuary, we rehome a small amount of companion animals but most of the animals that live here stay with us until the day they die.

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Our mission

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