Ponies, pigs and peacocks have enjoyed nearly four decades of care from an active pensioner who needs more funding to keep going.
Stan Atkin originally set up Pets' Corner in Petworth Gardens, Hillingdon, to care for much-loved children's companions that were not allowed to live in homes on the nearby housing estate.
For 36 years the 72-year-old has provided a safe haven for animals where their owners can still come and visit them.
Mr Atkin said: "I thought if there was somewhere for the animals to be kept then the children could still come and look after them.
"I'm here every day. Some of the local shops donate but we rely on donations and sponsor-ship.
"It's more difficult now to get people to sponsor for more than six months because of the constant flow and movement of people."
Last week volunteers from British Airways' junior management programme helped provide a much-needed face-lift to the facility.
Volunteer Marc Pyette said: "It's fairly strenuous work but it's good to get outside and it's quite different from what I expected.
We've already noticed a massive improvement from the way it was previously. It feels quite satisfying to see the fruits of your labour."
One Shetland pony, Beauty, was given to Mr Atkin from livestock which were at the centre of an animal cruelty criminal case in Bucks earlier this year.
In July Beauty gave birth to an as yet unnamed foal.
"She (the foal) was tiny, about 10 inches. She used to bite when you went into the stable but she's gorgeous now," Mr Atkin explained.
Mr Atkin is now offering Gazette readers the chance to pick a name for the foal. He is also hoping more business and schools will offer to sponsor the facility.
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