Cycling to save pets from domestic violence

$1,251 donated
Given by 27 generous donors in 8 weeks

It’s about turning a great cycle ride into a great rescue mission for pets in trouble.


It’s horrifying: in violent homes pets often suffer pain – even death – when pet cruelty is used as another way of hurting the human victim, take a look at the Survivor Stories on

Bob loves cycling – and pets – and wants to help Pet Refuge save more pets. He can do it while he and five of his cycling buddies go off on the Tour Aoteroa cycle event from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

Here's your opportunity to show your support with a donation to Pet Refuge while Bob & his mates are on their epic ride.

About Pet Refuge

Pet Refuge is a quiet but really important organisation that provides secure shelters where pet-lovers trying to escape domestic violence can safely leave their beloved pets.

Imagine how important that is to anyone in that situation. It can be the difference between a person getting out. Or not.

Bob wants to help Pet Refuge build more shelters and save more pets and people. You can support Bob – just Givealittle today and let’s all help save these vulnerable pets.

Bob Wilshire's involvement (page creator)

No decent person wants to think about pets being deliberately hurt. But it does happen that pets, not just people, are victims of domestic violence. I want to help these pets by turning a bike ride into an opportunity for friends to donate to Pet Refuge.

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Latest donations

Beautiful on 19 Mar 2020
You cycle I watch! What a great cause Bobby!! Have fun and enjoy the ride!
Bob Wilshire

Hey Beautiful - thanks for your amazing generosity can't really add much more other than to say both myself and the Pet Refuge team are very appreciative PS: finished the ride a few days ago, some great sights and memories over the 3000 plus kms

Bob Wilshire
Dalu on 13 Mar 2020
Hey Bob.Good cause for some of our most vunerable. Be safe on your tour of NZ. And remember your not fading away into oblivion, your contributing to a withwhile existence! Dalu
Bob Wilshire

Thanks Dalu - as ever sound advice..... and of course, thanks for the donation which is going to a great cause - very much appreciated

Bob Wilshire
VC SUPPORT on 04 Mar 2020
Best of luck from VC Support
Bob Wilshire

Made Bluff couple of days ago - great to see your donation for a very worthwhile cause - very much appreciated

Bob Wilshire
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Guest Donor on 04 Mar 2020
Bob Wilshire

Thanks a million for the donation which both myself and the team at the Pet Refuge greatly appreciate

Bob Wilshire
Roslyn on 23 Feb 2020
Thank you for fundraising for such a good cause. Ride safely.
Bob Wilshire

Wow thanks Roslyn incredibly generous and sure to be very much appreciated by the Pet Refuge team

Bob Wilshire

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