Registered Charity No.: 42652489RR0001

To be a centre of excellence promoting the greater emotional strength and mental health of children, youth and their families through programs that provide a direct and holistic experience of our interconnectedness with all life.

Wishing Well Sanctuary is a Federally registered charitable organization.  We need your donations to assist us in feeding and caring for the animals at the Sanctuary.  Your funds will help us provide programs to youth and their families who otherwise could not afford to attend.

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Wishing Well Sanctuary partners with Animal Hero Kids

Founded in the United States by Humane Educator, Susan Hargreaves, Animal Hero Kids describes their mission as: Fostering empathy and kindness in children and youth by encouraging and recognizing compassionate and courageous acts that help all species of animals; and offering complimentary, interactive, humane education programs highlighting stories of the rescue and aid of animals

Wishing Well Sanctuary is pleased to align ourselves with Animal Hero Kids as they expand into Canada.   Animal Hero Kids Canada had its first ever meeting at Wishing Well on Saturday October 18, 2014.   There were many in attendance,adults and their children, with everyone wanting to assist the youth in becoming more empowered to make a positive difference in the lives of animals.

The youth came up with some wonderful ideas of how to deal with a number of issues, the first being cosmetic and product testing.  The enthusiasm and commitment were palpable and we have high hopes for Animal Hero Kids Canada. We know that there are thousands of animal hero kids 'out there' right now  Join us so that we can help each other make a BIG difference in this precious world!  For more information about Animal Hero Kids, please visit their website at


Chokeules films music video starring Wishing Well Sanctuary's very own animal family.  Check it out! Yo!

Sanctuary Tours

Next Tour:  Sat. November 29, 2014  @ 12:30 p.m.

Sanctuary Tours Sanctuary tours are held on the last Saturday of every month from March through November and offer a great opportunity to interact with the Wishing Well family.

You'll learn more about each animal, hear how they came to live at Wishing Well and be able to enjoy the peaceful, picturesque Sanctuary surroundings. Tours begin at 12:30pm. The cost is $10 per person or $35 per family (cash only). Please email us or call ahead (905-775-9179) to let us know how many people are coming.

We look forward to meeting you. Visitors frequently tell us that they find the time spent with the Sanctuary's furry sages to be a healing, relaxing experience and the Wishing Well family loves interacting with their fans!

Please do not bring companion animals to the Sanctuary.

Wishing Well Sanctuary is always looking for volunteers.  If interested, please complete and submit a volunteer application.

For more information or to confirm your attendance, please email us at

"Animal Hero Kids Rock! It doesn't matter how young or old you are the good news is we can all help animals in need" - Sir Paul McCartney

Breakfast Television at Wishing Well Sanctuary

Wishing Well Sanctuary's newest Arrivals need vet care, food, and shelter.

Bali & Kai's Story

At the end of October, Bethany Karn took her niece to a pumpkin farm near Kitchener, Ontario. Off the beaten tourist-track she saw Kai: the big-eyed Jersey, chained and alone in his enclosure. Too often we steel our hearts, accept "the way things are" and move on. But Bethany felt this one calf's call; this one being should not die. From this melding of hearts, a network of responders sprang into action: Ontario sanctuaries contacted, negotiations with the farm initiated, transport arranged. Brenda Bronfman, Wishing Well's founder, stepped forward on learning there were two calves bound for slaughter, not one---and insisted on taking in both.

Please help

Wishing Well has arranged temporary space, but to give Bali & Kai a permanent home, funds are very much needed. Feeding, care and vet costs all add up. Special feed, for the calves so young. We need funds to expand the paddock, which will include fencing, a new shelter, waterlines to the area and hydro. And with your help, always, we can help other animals in need like Bali and Kai. In this often very dark and violent world, genuine Utopias are fragile and small. When you help Wishing Well, you say Yes to a different vision of our world, a Peaceable Kingdom where a true diversity of beings have their home.

Let's Build a Home for Bali & Kai

Indiegogo campaign 

Our funds are critically low and we need your help!