Help Thunder & friends stay healthy! Funds raised will go to veterinary care, including checkups, parasite treatment, special diets etc.
The Black Sheep cares for over 160 animals, some of whom have special needs. Thunder, our quirky miniature horse, is being treated for laminitis. With a special diet and new friends, this has made an enormous difference to his quality of life and he is happy and lively! Now Mackay, our new rescue ram needs desexing. We look after animals both large and small. Most recently we healed a duck with a broken leg, now released to freedom - and we are currently treating hedgehogs with mange. We are committed to providing life time care as long as quality of life can be achieved. This can be expensive, especially as veterinarians are not used to treating older farm animals. We spend at least $500 a month on routine veterinary care. Preventative care, checkups, parasite control, desexing, emergency care and ongoing treatment of special conditions are all essential - can you help us offer Thunder, Mackay and friends the healthiest possible life?
The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary is a safe and sustainable space to rehabilitate and re-home abused, injured, and neglected non-human animals. We are a relatively new sanctuary on 26 acres of land at Otaki Forks, an hour's drive north of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. The Sanctuary operates according to animal rights principles and promotes animal liberation.
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 four 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 and many others) at Ōtaki Forks, an hour's drive north of Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. Although 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 animals with special needs who are permanently with us. We're run by the Animal Protection Society, a registered charity, and we're hoping for your help to enable us to continue our animal rescue work. Thunder, Chester, Sirius, Iris, Struan, Sparkles, Betty Boo and many others will be so happy because of your contribution!
Many thanks for your generous contribution. a great help towards the vet bills. All the very best on behalf of the animals!
Thank you Emma, your generosity in helping with our vet bills is much appreciated. All the best with your veterinary studies too, and maybe we'll meet you one day :-)