We need to raise money to improve fencing to keep our precious cows safe! Can you help? Donating just $7.00 will buy a warratah and our eno
Due to lack of rain, we had to move our beautiful cows to new pastures to ensure adequate grazing. Unfortunately these need better fencing, and our girls are keen on adventure! We need to buy $500 worth of warratahs ($7 each) to keep the girls safely in the paddock. Just $7 makes a real difference to animal lives!
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 four 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 and many others) at Ōtaki Forks, an hour's drive north of Te Whanganui-a-Tara 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 enable us to continue our animal rescue work. Thunder, Chester, Sirius, Iris, Struan, Sparkles, Betty Boo and many others will be so happy because of your contribution!
Black Sheep working bee - Thank you! 9 March 2014
Thank you to all the wonderful working bee volunteers who helped out yesterday at the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Otaki?. We had a productive day, planting flax, putting in posts, cuddling animals and of course picking up manure! Pi the friendly rescued magpie was very interested in everything we were doing, and in particular in Hannah's pink gumboots! Although the weather didn't look great to begin with, we had a lovely sunny afternoon in the end. Thank you so much everyone!