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.

Copyright 2014 Wishing Well Sanctuary. All Rights Reserved.

Stay tuned for news about Summer Camps!!! Email now if interested.

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.  


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

Sanctuary Tours

Next Tour:  Sat May 30, 2015  @ 12:30 p.m.

Sanctuary Tours Sanctuary tours are held on the last Saturday of every month and the second Sunday of each 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.

Breakfast Television at Wishing Well Sanctuary

Check out this video on "Wishing Well Sanctuary" in Bradford, Ontario. Prepared for Marketing and PR class at Georgian College by Raney Jansma. 

"Build a Wish"

Another way to help the Sanctuary is to make a one time donation for a specific project or to donate supplies.

We currently need the following:

"Buy a bale" of Hay : $80 per bale

"Fund a fence" : $25 per metre; for a $50 donation we would be delighted to post a plaque honouring you or a loved one.

"Share the shavings" : $10 per bag for pine shavings for Daisy and the ducklings

Good quality fresh fruit and vegetables

Cat litter, cat food (dry and wet pate)

Rags and towels

Gift cards from Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Home Hardware, etc.

Bursaries ($100 min.) which will enable us to invite students who might not otherwise be able to attend our humane education programs

Transport trailer (e.g. horse trailer)


Material for new shelters

We have so many great ideas and projects on the go, we need YOU!

Meet Meadow

Wishing Well Sanctuary welcomes home our newest family member, Meadow. Six month old Meadow was moments from the kill floor. But was generously spared by Newmarket Meat Packers. Now he is at his forever home and will be loved by all.

We are absolutely thrilled to be able to provide Meadow with the life he so richly deserves.  Please see more of his story by following these links:


Now Toronto - Meadow

Toronto Star - Meadow

Watch Meadow's Media Appearance

Registration for Wishing Well Summer Day Camps for kids, ages 7 to 12, is now open.   Camp dates are as follows:

July 13 to 17, 2015

August 17 to 21 2015

Please download a camp package, complete, and submit by mail to the Sanctuary.


$300 per child, $250 for second child in same family

A $100 deposit is required at time of registration.  Please make  payment by cheque when submitting the camp package.

Limited space is available so please reserve early.  We look forward to sharing our Sanctuary with your children. If you have any questions, please email us at

Summer Camp - Registration Open

Compassion Fatigue Workshop ~ June 20, 2015

1 to 5 p.m.

Over stressed? Anxious and don't know what to do with all the intense emotions raised with seeing so much suffering? Angry? Come join us at Wishing Well Sanctuary for an afternoon of discussion and tools for self-care, group work, meditation...we are a community..let's learn and come together!

To Register please send your cheque payable to Wishing Well Sanctuary as soon as possible.

Workshop Fee: $40

Running for a Cause I Care About- Believe in Yourself
This Spring I will be kicking off my BELIEVE IN YOURSELF - World Tour 2015. I will be running a series of 'Extreme' Adventures around the World in support of Wishing Well Sanctuary.

For more information and updates on all of my events visit

Thank you for your support!  

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