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Let's get Vernie home!

$4,507 of $7,500 goal
Given by 63 generous donors in around 9 months

Fencing costs are all that stand in the way of Vernie going home. Please help.


(Vernie is pictured with volunteer Nicole)

Animal Re-homing Charitable Trust needs your help.

Winter is here and our hearts ache to GET VERNIE HOME!

We quickly need your help to get this beautiful Mastiff cross out of the kennels and into the loving home that awaits him. He came under our umbrella as a puppy who had been hit by a car. That was in September 2015. He is now two years old and has spent his entire life at boarding kennels. Although the staff and our dog walking volunteers do their best to give him cuddles, training and stimulation, he is so deserving of a domestic life in a loving family home.

Due to his intimidating size and brindle colouring, potential adoptees have passed by this loving dog. Sadly, there was no shortage of applications to keep him in barren commercial yards as a lonely night-time watchdog, or to bolster a macho image. Then finally it happened… a gentle couple spotted him at one of our PETstock Adoption Days and it was love at first sight for all three of them.

The couple flew through our interview processes and ticked all the boxes – except one. Their fences and gates are not suitable for a big boy like Vernie and they can’t immediately afford the construction costs to meet our standards. They’ve taken out a bank loan and have started working on one fence-line. We are determined to raise the $7,500 needed to secure the rest of the property as soon as possible.

That’s where you come in. Please donate to get Vernie out of his concrete kennel and into the cosy bed that awaits him in the bedroom of his future caregivers. With your help we will be able to buy the building materials, muster a working bee, secure the gates & fencing and GET VERNIE HOME!

Vernie’s future family has set up a payment plan to reimburse Animal Re-homing week by week, so your kind donations will help other animals in need in the future.

Vernie's original advert:

Thank you so very much for helping Vernie and for your support of our work with animals in strife.

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About us

Animal Re-homing rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes animals of all species. We run a home-based animal shelter and provide education on de-sexing and welfare issues. We were founded in 2001 and have literally saved thousands of animal lives since then.

Use of funds

Funds raised will be used to cover labour and materials for building appropriate fences, gates and stairs to secure Vernie's future home.

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Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 06 Dec 2017
Vanessa on 03 Dec 2017
So lovely he has a home!
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 26 Nov 2017
Fred on 21 Nov 2017
Donation on behalf of Thea Betts
Donation on behalf of Thea Betts on 30 Oct 2017
Hope this helps get Vernie home

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This campaign started on 10 Apr 2017 and ended on 31 Dec 2017.