Due to the ill health of the owner Grace's Rest is no longer admitting any rescue animals. We are working behind the scenes to rebrand and relaunch in the near future with a new goal
...to save animals around the world!
Grace's Rest is committed to equal opportunities. All clients are welcome and are treated fairly and with respect regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, ethnicity, age, disability or sexual orientation.
Supported by Ladbrook Insurance, a specialist animal charity insurance provider.
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Mon - Fri:
Office hours: 10am - 5pm
Emergency calls accepted 24/7
Open every day
Meet the Owner-Operator, Clare Barnard BSc.(Hons)
Clare is a research scientist and PhD candidate at the University of Lincoln where she is studying wildlife conservation and the direct impact of the exotic pet trade on wild animal populations. She will be working from the Laboratory of Evolutionary Ecology of Adaptations. Clare has also been honoured to become part of the Global Amphibian Biodiversity research team.
Clare has almost 20 years professional experience in the husbandry of exotic animals a specialism in the genetics of British herpetofauna. She has worked with wild Adders (Vipera berus) and endangered Natterjack Toads (Epidalea calamita) under Natural England license conditions. Clare has worked as a zookeeper and within private collections including her own. She lives in rural North Warwickshire, on-site at Grace's Rest, with a whole host of animals!