Sweet hay in spring

$1,512 of $1,500 goal
Given by 37 generous donors in 25 days

Winter feed stocks are low at the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary, & we need sweet hay to tide us over. Just $10 buys a haybale!


Can you help the animals at the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary as winter draws to an end? We've been lucky with the mild weather, but with extra mouths to feed, our stocks are running low, and grass growth is still extremely slow. The lush green grass of summer is still months away!

This winter we've taken in new rescue animals, including miniature ponies, goat kids, bunnies, and Bo the lamb. The cows, sheep, goats and horses will all continue to need extra hay, grain, and pellets to keep them healthy and happy.

We need at least $1500 to buy in grain, hay, pellets and other essential feeds.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, we largely depend on the support of compassionate people to cover off our animal care, food, housing and veterinary bills. Can you help us ensure the cows, sheep, goats and horses are all happy and well-fed as we wait for the grass to grow under our feet? We are a registered charity so all donations are tax deductible and go directly to animal tummies!

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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 sixty animals (pigs, goats, sheep, roosters, geese, cows, horses, dogs, cats, ducks, hedgehogs, magpies etc.) at Otaki Forks, an hour's drive north of 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 buy much needed animal feed. Thunder, Sirius, Chester, Lilly, Bartholomew, Kale, 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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Thank you!  2 October 2016

Enormous thanks to everyone for donating! We're delighted to have reached our target and the haybales will be arriving :-)

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Guest Donor on 28 Sep 2016
Love the work you do. Best of luck! :)
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In memory of Pushkin Kumaran
In memory of Pushkin Kumaran on 26 Sep 2016
We love animals and will go to great lengths to fight for their rights. We had to put down our precious dog, Pushkin two years ago today. This small donation, which is hopefully the start of bigger and more frequent ones, is made in memory of our little buddy. Keep doing the great job that you do.

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This campaign started on 4 Sep 2016 and ended on 30 Sep 2016.