Who we are
Lucy Fensom, who founded Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land, lives and works at the Safe Haven sanctuary in Israel along with her husband, Adi and young son, Robert.
Lucy and Adi organise the teams who work at the sanctuary, with the mobile treatment unit and the team of vets who attend the sanctuary, go out with the mobile unit and attend the permanent clinic in Palestine each week.
In May 2002, Lucy was awarded the International Fund for Animal Welfare's "Animal Action Abroad" award for her services, which in conjunction with The Sunday People newspaper, saw Lucy receiving her award at a special presentation at The House of Commons in London.
There is a small team of Safe Haven UK based employees, headed up by Wendy Ahl, UK Director of Operations who is based at Safe Haven’s Head Office in West Sussex.
We are forever grateful to our dedicated volunteers who help us in many ways including running stalls to raise money, helping out in the office and generally supporting our work whenever they can with enormous dedication and energy.
We are proud to be a member of the National Equine Welfare Council.
Safe Haven is supported by our Royal Patron: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra the Hon Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO and by our Patrons: The Rt Hon the Earl of Stockton, Julie Burchill, Uri Geller, Anthony Head, Desmond Lyname OBE and Ann Widdecombe.