Ares was found starving and sick with a severe eye infection, in a travelling French circus. After being rescued from the appalling conditions and 10 months of veterinary treatment to get him strong enough to travel, Ares finally arrived at the sanctuary on 10-02-2010. Ares was born in 2007.

His rescue was made possible by the following sponsors:

Refuge De Le Arche, Foundation Assistance Aux Animaux and Nick Yianni.

Special thanks must also be given to Animal Travel Services ( and Havillam Abrahams from Highmoor Freight who once again assisted with the import free of charge.

Ares has been adopted by:

  • Finlay Elliott (FOR LIFE)
  • Nick & Elena Yianni (FOR LIFE)
  • Rudi & Ingrid Strubbe Gerlo (FOR LIFE)
  • Greg Jooste (FOR LIFE)
  • Grahame Smith (FOR LIFE)
  • James Greaves (FOR LIFE)
  • Richard Dews (FOR LIFE)
  • Nicola & Jade Fox UK (FOR LIFE)
  • Faye Peeters (FOR LIFE)
  • Patience Skelton
  • Linda & Colin (UK)
  • Karen Jones
  • Katharina Mueller
  • tb(FOR LIFE)
  • ‘Live Free’ Susan & Scott McGregor (FOR LIFE)
  • Birgit Berkenkopf
  • Pauline Muller
  • Logan G. Engela
  • Caroline Patou (FOR LIFE)
  • Roxana Engelke
  • Dana Alfares
  • Arie Plugge
  • Nicole Smith
  • Gerrit & Jackie van Staden
  • Tim & She (UK)
  • Phil & Linzi
  • Catherine van der Meulen (FOR LIFE)
  • Crist’l & Geert Vaes-Chovau
  • Louis Laureys
  • Linda & Geoff Pollard (FOR LIFE)
  • Linda & Mike Stuart
  • Dr. Bobby Singh
  • Mila, Emilio & Sienna Diez Barrosa
  • Lucy Luiz
  • Diana & Kristof
  • Sarah Siew
  • Adrian, Prue, Nicci, Jaime & Malone White
  • Gene, Michelle, Greg & Dylan Rudman