Welcome to Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats

Currently open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 11am-4pm

Enterance by donation (suggested £4 per person - no need to book!)

Please support us during the Covid-19 crisis

  The Corona Pandemic has affected many charities, both nationally and globally.  Animal chairites in particular have been hit hard, as by their very nature they are unable to close (our goats still need care every day!)  Unfotunately the charities finances have already been effected by the need to be closed to visitors (we are anticipating and 80% reduction in our income).  We are therefore asking all animal lovers to come to the rescue, with extra financial support to help us through this difficult time.  Please consider giving a donation, no matter how small.  Thank you.

Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats was established by Robert Hitch in 1989 when he took in just two goats from the RSPCA. Before long goats who had been suffering from cruelty, neglect and starvation, or simply abandoned by the roadside or no longer wanted, began arriving in such numbers that the charitable status was sought in order to secure the long term future of the Sanctuary.

The Charities Commission gave this status in September 2003 and still today Buttercups is the only registered goat Charity in the United Kingdom whose sole aim is to provide relief to goats that have suffered or no longer have a home.

Set in ancient parkland the Sanctuary provides animals that have suffered so much with a safe and loving home for the rest of their lives. As well as open fields to roam in, all of the animals at Buttercups have warm and dry undercover accommodation at night.

At Buttercups goats that have been mistreated and abused, starved and abandoned, are taken into care, giving them an environment of love and kindness. Here their 'hurts' can be treated and their experience of cruelty is replaced with understanding and trust.

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Goats arrive at the Sanctuary from all over Kent, the bordering counties and London and we ensure that each animal receives the individual attention it deserves. Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats is now home to over 140 goats and provides care to an additional 130 goats in foster homes.  The charity relies entirley upon the goodwill and generosity of its supporters and friends by providing financial support through donations.

Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats, Wierton Road, Boughton Monchlesea, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4JW

Charity No. 1099627

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