About Us

At Raystede we are passionate about the wellbeing of all animals and are committed to giving them the best possible life. We rescue, rehome and provide sanctuary for more than 1500 animals each year.

We have been caring for animals for 60 years but we are always looking to the future, improving our services and facilities as funding permits. As a registered charity we rely entirely on voluntary donations. We are very proud of the professionalism of our staff and volunteers.

Raystede is free to visit almost every day of the year and very important to our work is our educational service, used by schools in East Sussex and beyond. We also offer guidance to all ages on caring for animals.

Business size

101-500 employees

Commercial presence