Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Street Appeal

$753 of $5,000 goal
Given by 23 generous donors in 4 weeks

Raising funds for our bunnies, guinea pigs, pigeons and other small animals to live cage free in a predator free space


We need your help!

The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Ōtaki is running its third street appeal on Friday 21st December between 7am and 7pm. However, we understand that there are people outside of Wellington that wish to help. This is why we have set up an online fundraiser, running parallel to the street appeal, for all you great people who want to help but can't make it.

Our goal is to raise around $5000 to build a predator free paddock. This will be a large enclosed area in which the bunnies, guinea pigs, flightless pigeons, and other small animals can live in complete safety and freedom. This investment will massively improve the quality of life of these animals and allow them to be cage free.

Please share this event far and wide, and if you are in the area, look out for our collectors in their cow, pig and chicken onesies on Friday 21st December!

If you are in Wellington and wish to help on the day, please get in contact our appeal coordinator Clare Gillard at to sign up.

About us

The Black Sheep rehabilitates and re-homes abused, injured and neglected non-human animals. We support animal rights and animal protection, and our main aim is to provide a safe haven for animals, as well as outreach and education in our community. Right now, several full-time caretakers, with support from dedicated part-time volunteers and WWOOFers care for over two hundred animals (pigs, goats, sheep, roosters, geese, cows, horses, dogs, cats, ducks, hedgehogs, geese, rabbits, rats, turkeys and many others) at Ōtaki Forks, an hour's drive north of Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. Although in more normal times our fundraising shops cover the sanctuary mortgage, we depend on community support for all animal care costs.

Our particular focus is to take in neglected, mistreated, and abandoned farm animals. We offer a refuge where they can live out their natural lives in peace and security, in the company of others of their kind. Where possible we rehome to loving forever homes, but there are many high-needs animals who will live with us permanently. We're run by the Animal Protection Society, a registered charity, and we're hoping you can help us survive.

Use of funds

The money will fund the predator free paddock project. Any surplus money will be used towards our other outgoings such as vet bills, animal food and bedding.

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Latest donations

Blakely Johnstone Mob
Blakely Johnstone Mob on 04 Jan 2019
Andrew on 01 Jan 2019
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 26 Dec 2018
you do good works.
Canny on 25 Dec 2018
I’m so sorry couldn’t join the street appeal last Friday.Thank you for everything you did for the animal friends.Merry Christmas!Have a awesome holiday!:)
Jo Garrett
Jo Garrett on 23 Dec 2018
Thanks for all your hard work taking care of animals

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