Happy haybales

$2,472 of $3,000 goal
Given by 35 generous donors in 5 weeks

Summer grass is about to be cut for hay, so the Black Sheep Animal sanctuary is fundraising for winter feed. Just $10 buys a haybale!


Can you help the animals at the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary this winter? Summer grass is about to be cut for hay, so the sanctuary is launching its annual fundraiser to buy in winter feed supplies. In the colder months, the grass stops growing, and so the cows, sheep, goats and miniature horses will all need extra hay, grain, and pellets to keep them well-fed and happy. With increasing numbers of animals, our food bills are climbing, and we need at least $3000 worth of hay and pellets to tide us over until next spring.

We're very grateful and humbled by the support we've received in the past, and we're hoping for your continued support. Just $10 buys a bale of hay.

Although the Animal Protection Society's fundraising shops cover the mortgage on the sanctuary land and some animal care, the sanctuary largely depends on the support of compassionate people to cover our animal care, food, housing and veterinary bills. Our numbers have increased this year, as we've taken in more horses, goats, and sheep (as well as many smaller animals), and so have our food bills!

Sorry, we've had to remove the rewards as we are a charity - but all donations are tax deductible!

Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary's involvement (page creator)

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. Right now four full-time caretakers, with support from dedicated part-time volunteers and WWOOFers care for around a hundred and ninety animals (pigs, goats, sheep, roosters, geese, cows, horses, dogs, cats, ducks, hedgehogs, bunnies etc.) at Ōtaki Forks, an hour's drive north of Wellington. Although our fundraising shops cover the sanctuary mortgage, we depend on community support for most of our 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 buy much needed animal feed. Thunder, Lilly, Sirius, Hetty, Ivy, Hazel, Struan, Jacob, Bartholomew, Kale, Chester, Gingko, Ronan, Mossbeard and many others will be so happy!

About us

The Black Sheep supports animal rights and animal protection, providing a safe haven for over 200 previously abused, injured and neglected animals (pigs, goats, sheep, roosters, cows, horses, ducks, geese, rabbits, turkeys and more) near Ōtaki Forks.

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Eighty haybales collected today - thank you!  24 February 2017

We collected and stored eighty hay bales this afternoon, thanks to our #haybaleheroes! There's going to be some sore muscles in the morning...

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Et on 10 Feb 2017
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This campaign started on 5 Jan 2017 and ended on 10 Feb 2017.