Winter feed for animals in need!

$2,504 of $5,000 goal
Given by 34 generous donors in 4 weeks

Chilly nights are frosting the grass and the Black Sheep is fundraising for quality animal feed to tide us through to spring!


Can you help the animals at the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Ōtaki this winter? The sanctuary is fundraising to buy in winter feed supplies. In the colder months, the grass stops growing and the cows, sheep, goats, rabbits and horses all need extra hay, grain and pellets to maintain their health and happiness. We need around $5000 to buy in grain, hay, pellets and other essential feeds to see us through the cold season, so we're launching our annual winter fundraiser.

Although the costs of the mortgage on the sanctuary land and some animal care is covered by funds raised from our city opshops, the sanctuary largely depends on the support of compassionate people to fund the remainder of our animal care, food, housing and veterinary bills. Our Opportunity for Animals opshops in Newtown and Miramar were closed for weeks last year due to the Covid-19 restrictions, which means that funds are tighter than usual. Can you help us ensure the cows, sheep, goats, rabbits and horses are warm and well-fed this winter? We are a registered charity so all donations are tax deductible and go directly to the animals

We're very grateful and humbled by the support we've received in the past and we're hoping for your continued support.

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.

Use of funds

All funds raised will go towards quality grain, hay, feed pellets, nutritional supplements and other essential feed. Any funds raised over our target will be dedicated to preventative health care for the animals.

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Latest donations

Jacqui on 23 Jun 2021
Love what you do!! Keep it up.
Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary

Thank you Jacqui!

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Mia on 20 Jun 2021
Stay warm this winter!
Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary

Many thanks Mia!

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Cat on 18 Jun 2021
Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary

Thanks so much from the animals!

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Paul Doff
Paul Doff on 18 Jun 2021
Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary

Many thanks Paul!

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Erin on 17 Jun 2021
Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary

Many thanks Erin

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