Welcome to Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats
Open 11am - 4pm (Closed Wednesday)
Entrance by suggested donation of £4 per person - no booking required!
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.
"I have just come back from spending a few hours at your sanctuary with my little boy and have never been in close contact with a goat before.
The best decision ever! After reading some of the goat’s heart-breaking history’s, it was heart heart-warming to see that these beautiful animals are so welcoming despite their past with humans.
After such a cruel start in life, they have been blessed and lead happy safe and loving lives, and I was mesmerised with their beautiful eyes and how perfect they are.
Thank you so much for letting me experience such a lovely day with these special animals. I didn’t want to leave.
You’re doing an amazing job!"
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.Tweets by @ButtercupsGoats