Pegasus Sanctuary was set up almost 15 years ago by Felicity at her home in rural Normandy. The sanctuary was set up with the primary aim to rescue and re-home equines destined for the abattoir and for the Spanish bullfights.
In 2016, The Pegasus Sanctuary became a fully registered charity within France. During this time Felicity has re-homed hundreds of equines destined for the abattoir and is the only organisation in Normandy to do so on such an extensive scale.
All the horses, ponies and donkeys at the sanctuary have been rescued from the fate of the meat trade. Many of these animals arrived at the sanctuary in a terrible state, having been neglected, abused and put through emotional stress, some needing immediate veterinary care.
Sadly, all of the equines that arrived at the sanctuary have been traumatised in some way or another. The devoted care and affection that Felicity offers to the equines at the sanctuary offers a safe environment in which they can find respite and time to recuperate.
The Pegasus Sanctuary is only small with around 10 acres of land as well as some large barns to house the rescued equines. Due to the limited size of the site, lack of funds and limited resources to care for the equines, Felicity aims to re-home all but the frailest equines and relies heavily on the support of the charity’s followers to save, care for and re-home the equines that come into the sanctuary.
Currently there are almost 50 equines being cared for at the sanctuary. A number of these equines are available for re-homing, to approved homes. Please view the sanctuary’s Facebook page for the latest news and details of equines that need urgent rescue. Some of the longer-term residents are on our adoption page, please get in touch if you can help give one of these equines a loving new home.