Why Black Beauty's Animal Sanctuary?
The Black Beauty Animal Sanctuary will be named after the famous novel The Aventures of Black Beauty written by Anna Sewell. Anna was somewhat of an activist for the better treatment of work horses. In the last year of her life, she wrote the novel Black Beauty which went on to become a very popular UK children's television programme which ran from 1972 to 1974 but continued to run and new versions were released. The beautiful haunting classical theme tune for Black Beauty was written by Dennis King.
Having grown up watching The Adventures of Black Beauty with fond memories and my love for horses I decided to name our sanctuary after this horse. I also plan to rescue abandoned racehorses from Jamaica's only racetrack in Portmore to live at the sanctuary. Once these horses are no longer fast enough to win races and lucrative commodities, many are unfortunately dumped in fields and left to fend for themselves. She or he will be one of the faces for our haven logo and signage.
In a country like Jamaica where the cost of living is high and wages extremely low it is no wonder animals often become secondary to the demanding needs of the family. We will be the first animal sanctuary in Negril. We will aim to do our very best to ensure any animal needing care will receive that to the best of our ability
Connecting animals and children....to educate, teach respect, responsible & compassionate ownership of to Jamaica's next generation. BBAS will promote kindness in order to help alleviate the suffering of animals in Jamaica.
Applying for and gaining charitable status means we have to meet certain criteria and goals. We, therefore aim to manage this project professionally, morally and legally within the boundaries of those guidelines set out by such status.
We are currently working on the paperwork to apply to HMRC to be recognised as a charity.
Once land for our charity is sourced we will also look to obtain charitable status in Jamacia under the Charities Act 2013
Help Us Expand Our Team
BBAS will be looking to grow our team in order to benefit the street animals of Negril. For more information please click on the links below. If you have any further questions please e-mail us at;