On the surface, MOONACRE looks like a paradise for animals. But think about it, nothing this good comes easily! It takes a huge amount of work, and a regular investment of Euro 4500 each and every month to provide the services and veterinary care which keeps our Sanctuary fully functioning.

Frankly, we no longer draw the kind of income needed to sustain MoonAcre. We have maitained our standards at a huge cost – CREDIT! That “temporary” credit is now a huge pit of DEBT which is drowning us!

Ellie and I are just 2 people, and we have struggled for 2 years to keep MoonAcre running without the regular funding we once relied upon. That’s 2 years of unfailing commitment to our residents as we continuously slipped under! The pressure has been enormous, and we are desperate for help. There is no question that our situation is dire, but we know that we can get back on our feet with outside help! Euro 25,000 is not unattainable – we CAN and we MUST raise this sum to rid us of 2 years of arrears!

PLEASE will you help us? If we could do this by ourselves, we would have done it! We need goodwill and helping hands to lift MoonAcre off it’s knees. Please help us!


I took this photo showing the fields around MoonAcre bursting with fresh cut hay.

We need to place the order for our rescued horses before we miss out on this top quality product. We use 2 large bales per week.

Our supplier is a local farmer who charges a fair price. We pay Euro 40 per bale including delivery and loading into our barn.

We are surviving week to week so we are not in a position to fund this vital purchase ourselves. Provision of hay feed for our 15 resident rescue horses is non negotiable – it MUST be achieved!

I am asking our friends and supporters everywhere to please join together to raise the cost of 1 truck load of hay – 22 bales. This will take us safely through to August.

Please see the poster for full details of how to sponsor a bale of hay – and please support our appeal!

FOR ADOPTION: (adopted! Thank you!)

Baby TILLY is ready to join a family of her own!

I am so happy to be able to promote 12 months old TILLY for adoption. She has the most loving nature and just wants to be hugged and cuddled. She is highly intelligent and learns everything instantly. She is a most impressive young dog!

TILLY is housetrained, lead trained, recall trained, car trained, and very well socialised with adults, children and other dogs. She has no issues at all with cats, she is excellent around horses and pigs!

TILLY is in perfect health, has her passport in place, she is blood tested, spayed, chipped, vaccinated etc, and now just needs a loving home!

Please contact me (Rochelle van Buuren) or MoonAcre Sanctuary for more information on how to apply to adopt our TILLY.


VOLUNTEERING: The United Nations of MoonAcre!

Just for fun we made a list of the countries of the volunteers we have hosted at MoonAcre since we commenced our programme in 2016. In no particular order;












The Netherlands










New Zealand







Volunteers, YOU are MoonAcre. Thank You!


FOR ADOPTION: As we prepare for CLIO, one of our Greek Shepherd Dog twins, to fly to her new home in UK, we are also hoping that someone will fall in love with her brother FAEDON and get him out of rescue too!

FAEDON is 18 months old and 25 kgs at present. He is a fluffy bundle of sweetness! He loves human company, and is playful and puppy-like with other dogs. FAEDON is well behaved, has very good house manners, is house trained, lead trained, car trained, and is lovely to walk on short or long lead. He has no issues off lead and does not run away. FAEDON is very much a home dog, but his breed needs daily, long walks. In fact, FAEDON is the top choice for hiking and mountain climbing with our volunteers.

We are looking for a quiet, countryside home, in a family with time to exercise and groom their dog. We would like to see FAEDON being an integral member of the family.

Please contact me personally (Rochelle van Buuren) or MoonAcre Sanctuary to make an enquiry about adopting gentle FAEDON.