The Sapphire Trust was founded by Safi Zagni, in 2013, in the memory of her late husband, who was a vet. Safi was a veterinary nurse in her past life and so brings tremendous expertise and passion to the running of the Trust.
While there is also a thriving boarding kennels and cattery on site, The Sapphire Trust specialises in rescue pets, either cats or dogs, who need either looking after or would benefit from being adopted or fostered. The Sapphire Trust relies solely on donations to rehome, treat and feed the pets. This can be very costly, as some pets are not suitable for rehoming elsewhere and will spend the rest of their lives at Shirlheath.
A dedicated team of volunteers devotes itself to the bespoke care of each pet, offering love, care or exercise as required.