About Us

We are devastated to have to share the news that the heart and soul of Jaybeth Animal Sanctuary Carol Harris died on Monday 10th August 2020.
In line with her wishes Len Shackleton and other volunteers will continue to support the animals at the sanctuary for as long as they are needed.  We therefore would be grateful for your continued support with donations at this time.

Located just outside Haverhill in Suffolk,  Jaybeth’s Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit organisation that opened in 1977.

Founded by Carol Harris, who is still the proprietor, the sanctuary was opened to protect and provide shelter for unwanted members of the animal kingdom, which it has been doing for nearly 40 years.  The sanctuary is not a shelter or a dog home.

Jaybeth has a non-destruction policy, and Carol is a regular visitor to the Vet in Linton where many of her rescued animals start on their road to recovery.   Keen to re-home animals if possible, the sanctuary relies totally on donations and volunteers, and Carol on helpful friends and others dropping off food and blankets for the animals.

If people are in a position to donate money, Carol asks that they give directly to the Belgrave House Veterinary Surgery where she has an outstanding veterinary bill.

Photographs by Josephine Paterson