Having spent many years as a child growing up and holidaying in Gower, South Wales, getting to know the fabulous beaches and dramatic scenery it had always been a life long dream to one day retire to the area.
When that day came, we moved to Woodfield in Welshmoor near Swansea for what we hoped would be a quieter life, at a slower pace………… Those plans were dramatically changed, when within one month our first rescued ponies started to arrive and from then on there has been a never ending stream of horses arriving, often in quite large numbers.
On one memorable occasion over 20 arrived in one night, some have been in road accidents, several orphan foals, and many colts and stallions needing castrating . It soon became apparent that we needed to create a safe haven for some of these desperate horses and ponies.
We enjoy getting to know these rescued animals on an individual basis, and watching them respond and in many cases start the often long road back to trusting people again.
“First visit to the Open Day and we had a lovely time! Friendly staff, beautiful clean stables and contented animals. We loved seeing Snowy, the Shetland Pony greeting the visitors with his groom Hannah. Can’t wait to visit again!”
“Lovely animal sanctuary run by very caring people. Visited on a recent open day, and was greatly impressed by the dedication and care shown towards a variety of rescued animals, including horses, cattle, dogs and cats. Never met so many happy, affectionate dogs in one location.”
“My husband and I visited, when they had an open day,we saw some horses and lambs, and there was plenty of written information about them, what poor condition they were found in, and with love and support of the staff, they are now healthy and happy, worth a visit.”
‘This is a fantastic place, I was overwhelmed with the wonderful work Robbie, David and their team do. The dedication & care they show to the animals they rescue is amazing!”
“This is truly an incredible charity that does all they can to help animals great and small. All the staff and volunteers are all so friendly and willing to help. I recommend that everyone go to the sanctuary and adopt an animal”.
Who We Are
Here at Woodfield Animal Sanctuary, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. We are a sanctuary for animals. We are based in the Gower peninsula and rescue all types of animals, from horses to ponies, from sheep to cats.