We love Trotter so much and we hope with your help, we can raise enough money towards his life saving surgery!
Unfortunately our adorable kunekune pig Trotter has developed a tumour in his mouth which stops him eating, and we urgently need to remove this to support his quality of life and longevity. While the surgery comes with some risks, Trotter will die without it, so we want to give him the best chance to live out his days happily here with us.
The surgery is expensive and we are also struggling to pay for vet bills, food and bedding for all our other animals. We would like to ask for your help in raising money to help cover Trotter's surgery costs. Any donation will help and we are so grateful to anyone who has it in their heart to donate.
A little bit about Trotter! Trotter came to the sanctuary nearly six years ago with his best friend Tommy who recently passed away. Trotter is such a happy pig and loves scratches and belly rubs. He is always smiling no matter what! Trotter is often found either exploring his paddock or lying in the sun. He has an extremely gentle nature and loves all human attention.
Thanks in advance, everyone at the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary.
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.
The money raised will fund all vet bills. Including, vet consultations, X-ray's, biopsies of the tumour, sedation, medication and the full surgery price. If we exceed our target the money will contribute towards other vet bills, food, hay and bedding.