Although Miss Raymonde-Hawkins was a hero in her own right, Raystede has always been about our supporters. We couldn’t do what we do without our supporters, they make the centre what it is and provide the resources to rescue and care for animals in need. The friends of Raystede are some of our most passionate supporters, who care for animals as deeply as we do.
Sadly, not all the animals that we care for can be rehomed. We have a number of elderly equines and goats that need specialist treatment and we will support for them for the rest of their life. This is supported by a promise to never put a healthy animal to sleep.
If we feel any of our younger, more able equines or goats would thrive in an environment outside of Raystede we will allow these particular animals to either go out on loan or be rehomed.
Many of the animals here at Raystede play an important part in educating pet owners of the future. With family friendly activities and interactive school programmes, our Education Team work hard to give young people an understanding and practical advice on how to love and care for animals.