The sanctuary has been in operation for over forty years on an informal basis.
You can read in the ‘history’ about how the sanctuary began as well as in the published book about the sanctuary from it's early stages 'The Alternative Animal Sanctuary Animals I have known which is available from Amazon in ebook form and a published version http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_25?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=the+alternative+animal+sanctuary&sprefix=the+alternative+animal+sa%2Caps%2C2531 and on order from local bookshops in either softback or hardback. In the most recent ebook The Alternative Animal Sanctuary 2008 Wow that was a year" now available on the website to download in return for a donation you can read about how events took a terrible turn for the worst in 2008 and how the sanctuary survived the horrendous events and resulted in the move to Lincolnshire where the sanctuary now has a very well equipped facilities. The next book nearing completion will take you all through the trials and tribulations over the last few years turning a derelict farm into a sanctuary to be proud of. Hopefully this will be ready to download in the summer of 2016.