Black Sheep 2020 Annual Street Appeal

$770 of $3,000 goal
Given by 11 generous donors in 21 days

Annual appeal to help raise funds for the animals at the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary


We need your help!

The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Ōtaki is running its fourth street appeal on Friday 18th December between 7am and 9am at the Wellington train station.

In previous years we have done a much bigger appeal, spread out over Wellington city, however this year with Covid 19 and people carrying less cash we have decided to scale things down a lot.

We know that there are people outside Wellington who wish to help too and as our presence will be much smaller this year we have set up an online fundraiser, running parallel to the street appeal, to make it easier to help the animals.

Our goal is to raise around $3000 to put towards recent vet bills for our horses Chester and Lilly's dental work plus improving fencing that will give us the ability to better rotate our grazing.

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 18th December!

If you are in Wellington and wish to help on the day, please get in contact our appeal coordinators Eli and Oli 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

Funds raised will go towards recent vet bills for pony dental work and more fencing to help us better rotate our grazing

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Latest donations

Nisha on 25 Dec 2020
Beth on 18 Dec 2020
Fluffy Muffin
Fluffy Muffin on 18 Dec 2020
Gina-Louise on 18 Dec 2020
Lynn on 18 Dec 2020
Merry Christmas Lyss. We miss you❤️

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