We are raising money alongside our annual street appeal for a shelter belt and improved fencing for our grazing animals.
The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Annual Street Appeal is one of our biggest regular fundraisers and a great way to reach new supporters. On Friday 20th December 2019, our amazing volunteers will be out and about on the streets of Wellington collecting donations and sharing the stories of our work caring for neglected or injured animals.
In conjunction with the on-street collection, we are running a Givealittle campaign so that anyone wanting to support us from afar can do so!
This year, funds raised from the street appeal will go towards planting a shelter belt of native trees to provide shade and refuge for our sheep and goats, as well as continued work on fencing for our paddocks. We all know how scorching the summertime sun can be here in Aotearoa, so having appropriately sheltered areas is a crucial necessity for the wellbeing and comfort of the animals we care for! Equally, new or improved fencing means we are better equipped to rotate our grazing animals through the paddocks, meaning happier animals and healthier grass.
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.
We will purchase native saplings to plant into a shelter belt. We will also buy posts, wire and other fencing supplies.
If your collective generosity is so great that we have funds to spare, they will contribute towards ongoing vet care of our animals.