The Animal Sanctuary

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The Animal Sanctuary is a haven for animals and birds in need of safety, care and compassion. We focus on three main areas: native birds,

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  Auckland Wildlife Conservation Animal Welfare

We raise orphaned native birds & rehabilitate injured native birds, with the goal of releasing them back into the wild; we provide a loving home for abandoned and abused animals, teaching them to trust again; we nurse battery hens back to health and find good permanent caring homes for them.

We have nursed and released hundreds of injured and orphaned native birds successfully. We have rescued a wide range of abused animals (providing or finding a permanent home for them), including donkeys, miniature horses, goats, pigs, hens, turkeys, turtles, parrots, peacocks, pet rats, etc etc!!

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We provide a refuge for abandoned and abused animals, and either provide a permanent home or rehome. We raise orphaned native birds & rehabilitate injured native birds: We rescue battery hens, nurse them back to health and find lifelong caring homes.

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The Other Side Of Neglect  9 March 2014

Posted by: The Animal Sanctuary

THE OTHER SIDE OF NEGLECT Many of the animals we rescue are starving and uncared for. Occasionally, however, we see the opposite: overfeeding and under-exercising that results in morbid obesity. We were totally shocked when we rescued two massive cows. The vet said they were the fattest cows he'd ever treated, and this caused serious health problems for them. I couldn't stop staring at their butts, which had grown huge bags of fat that almost buried their tails! Transporting them to their new home was a dangerous prospect. They were so obese and weak that when they couldn't stand for long in the float... and when they went down, they couldn't get up again. We honestly feared we were going to have to euthanise them. After a long and extremely stressful effort, the cows were finally extricated from the float. It was several days before they could stand for any length of time, they needed quite a bit of care. Thankfully this cow and her daughter are now up and around, getting exercise, and are on a diet to improve their health.

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Amber 1 day ago
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Hi Amber. Thanks so much for your support. We have heaps of rescues going on at the moment, so it's very much appreciated!!

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Hayley on 06 Mar 2021
On Pat's behalf. Happy Birthday Pat! Thank you for being the kindest soul <3
Andrey on 27 Feb 2021    Wedding Gift for Animals
Henrike on 27 Feb 2021    Wedding Gift for Animals
My warmest congratulations to both of you! <3 <3 <3
Leona on 26 Feb 2021    Wedding Gift for Animals
Arohanui Aya and Brad xx

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