A sanctuary van

$5,630 of $5,000 goal
Given by 8 generous donors in around 3 months

Can you help the sanctuary to buy a much needed van? Our existing van is aging, and we require a second van to meet our transport needs


As more animals arrive at the sanctuary, we need a second van - for tasks such as picking up animal food, transporting smaller animals (to and from the vet etc), and for fetching supplies for repairs and building projects. Our current van is overworked and aging, so we need a second van as a back-up and extra transport as the sanctuary expands. $5,000 will buy us a good condition used van of a suitable size. Can you help us solve our transportaion issues by donating towards a much-needed van?

Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary's involvement (page creator)

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. Currently the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary have two experienced and committed caretakers living at the sanctuary and looking after the animals, and Sam is about to join us! We are also supported by an able team of part-time helpers.

About us

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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Guest Donor on 05 Jun 2015
Elizabeth on 05 Jun 2015
Annie Southern
Annie Southern on 28 May 2015
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Guest Donor on 16 May 2015
Alice on 11 Apr 2015

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This page was created on 21 Mar 2015 and closed on 30 Jun 2015.