Help Thunder kick up his heels!

$230 of $800 goal
Given by 4 generous donors in around 3 months

Thunder is a handsome miniature pony with attitude! Help Thunder kick up his heels. Due to past neglect, Thunder has had ongoing hoof probl


Thunder was neglected before becoming part of the Black Sheep, and didn't like humans very much. However, he has now bonded with the cows and Peanut, an elderly horse. Due to past neglect, Thunder has had ongoing hoof problems including laminitis – a painful condition that requires expensive treatment. Please can you help our lovely pony!

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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, several 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, rats, turkeys and many others) at Ōtaki Forks, an hour's drive north of Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. Although in more normal times 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 high-needs animals who will live with us permanently. We're run by the Animal Protection Society, a registered charity, and we're hoping you can help us survive.

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Update for 14/05/2014  14 May 2014

Thank you those who have donated for your support! We're glad to report that Thunder is steadily improving with treatment, & your generous donations are a great help.

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J Martin
J Martin on 14 May 2014
I hope that others will jump in to donate and see what a fantastic job you do. I am grateful to all those that fight for animals and hope Thunder gets the treatment he needs..
Wellington Animal Rights Network
Wellington Animal Rights Network on 18 Mar 2014
Mark Dunick
Mark Dunick on 11 Mar 2014
Private Donor
Private Donor on 11 Mar 2014

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