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Animal sanctuary in discussions to relocate to Sudbury after being given two months to find new home


By Priya Kingsley-Adam


An animal sanctuary and rescue centre has been left in limbo, with only two months to find a new home.

French’s Care Haven was forced to move from its previous site in Hadleigh, where it had been based for 11 years, after the land was converted into a caravan and holiday park.

The charity, which provides a safe environment for sick and abandoned animals, is now being forced to leave its current site in Felixstowe to make way for a large housing project.

Frenchs Care Haven has launched an appeal for a new site after having just weeks to vacate. Founder Jann Turner is hoping to secure a new site in Hadleigh for the donkeys and horses she cares for at the centre....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. .. (14862876)
Frenchs Care Haven has launched an appeal for a new site after having just weeks to vacate. Founder Jann Turner is hoping to secure a new site in Hadleigh for the donkeys and horses she cares for at the centre....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. .. (14862876)

Founder Jann Turner is facing the same dilemma of securing a new site large enough to accommodate 13 horses and four donkeys.

“I have a couple of months to find somewhere, so I’m back to square one,” she said.

Ms Turner is currently in discussions with a landowner in Sudbury to establish whether the animal centre could be rehomed on the site.

Frenchs Care Haven has launched an appeal for a new site after having just weeks to vacate. Founder Jann Turner is hoping to secure a new site in Hadleigh for the donkeys and horses she cares for at the centre....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. .. (14862897)
Frenchs Care Haven has launched an appeal for a new site after having just weeks to vacate. Founder Jann Turner is hoping to secure a new site in Hadleigh for the donkeys and horses she cares for at the centre....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. .. (14862897)

Despite the stressful situation, she is determined to secure a new home for the animals.

“I have given them my word that they will have a good life until they pass away,” she said.

“I don’t have a plan B. Many people have said ‘Why don’t you offload the animals’, but I don’t quit on anything and, if I plan to look after them until the end, then I will. I can only think positively; I’m not giving up.”

Due to the lack of stability, the charity has been forced to suspend its long-running rehabilitation scheme, which provides vulnerable people with learning opportunities to develop skills through animal care, growing vegetables and craft workshops.

To help the charity, call Ms Turner on 07747 755556.



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