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Country Retreat Animal Sanctuary

  • Getting ready for the next step.     27 February 2020
    Posted by: Helen Cook
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    We have had a battle on our hands with Auckland Council. A 64-page proposal was 119 pages at the last count. But we believe we may have won the battle, just waiting for the official paperwork.

    Now it’s time to do some serious fund raising. We are looking at approx. $9000 for getting the land ready. Approx. $50000 for the building/s. We need fencing, shelters for the other animals. The first big bill will be the council bill.

    Even though we are not official open we have now fostered over 30 pups. Have taken on 2 lambs one unfortunately has had to have a leg amputated. 2 old sheep have come to retire. It’s a challenge with what we have, and we are having to say no to some animals that need help until we can have safe and secure places for them.

    We don’t like asking for help, but we cannot do it by ourselves. We are caring and financially looking after nearly 30 animals at the moment. This number will increase once we are up and running.

    Thank you for all your support, we really appreciate your help.

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  • Winning the battle.     27 February 2020
    Posted by: Helen Cook
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    We have had a battle on our hands with Auckland Council. A 64-page proposal was 119 pages at the last count. But we believe we have won the battle, just waiting for the official paperwork.

    Now it’s time to do some serious fund raising. We are looking at approx. $9000 for getting the land ready. Approx. $50000 for the building/s. We need fencing, shelters for the other animals. The first big bill will be the council bill.

    Even though we are not official open we have now fostered over 30 pups. Have taken on 2 lambs one unfortunately has had to have a leg amputated. 2 old sheep have come to retire. It’s a challenge with what we have, and we are having to say no to some animals that need help until we can have safe and secure places for them.

    We don’t like asking for help, but we cannot do it by ourselves. We are caring and financially looking after nearly 30 animals at the moment. This number will increase once we are up and running.

    Thank you for all your support, we really appreciate your help.

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  • Update on our progress     12 December 2019
    Posted by: Helen Cook
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    The plans are drawn up and on the way to council for approval. All the legal documents are done and on the way to sorting our Charity number out. Still getting quotes for the work require. We have been fund raising like crazy, doing things like mini photo shoots, raffles, calender's, cups, auctions. Thank you so so much for all the support we have received so far. We have also been kept busy fostering pups and just collected another 3 yesterday. 11/12/2019 so its all go here.

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  • Thank you.     30 October 2019
    Posted by: Helen Cook
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    Many thanks for all the donations we have revived so far. You are all awesome.

    We have requests to extend the closing date so other people can share this page on social media.

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