About Us

Small animal, bird and reptile rescue 

We are a husband and wife team running Ivy Animal Sanctuary in our spare time from our home in Barry, South Wales. We offer temporary and permanent accommodation for animals in need. 

We're both passionate about all animals and have lifelong experience caring for various different species from the cute and fluffy to the feathery and scaly.

Completely self funded, with the occasional donations received, we've travelled across the UK to rescue animals in need and help rehabilitate and find forever homes.  

Promoting better animal welfare and responsible ownership plays a big part of what we do so follow our Facebook page for latest news and information. 

If you think we can help you in anyway, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Best wishes,

Holly and Kelvin Ruthven