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TRANSPORT NEEDED FOR SCOUT

September 25, 2017

The Three Little Pigs are being neutered tomorrow… and after a few days to heal, we have a wonderful home lined up for Scout! However, our transport has fallen through. Can you help? He needs a ride to Cambridge, perhaps on the weekend. Scout can go into his large travel crate in the back of a ute, so towing a float isn’t necessary. Although that is another option. If you can help get Scout to his happy-ever-after home, where he’ll be a companion for another lonely kunekune, please call me. Thanks so much. Shawn, 094227322 animalsanctuary@xtra.co.nz
PS: His two brothers Beau and Harper will be looking for their forever home from next week, too, so please contact me if you’re interested in adoption.

OH NO! HERE WE GO AGAIN…

September 21, 2017

2 years ago you were so supportive of the petition to stop Craddock Farms from building a battery farm, caging 310,000 hens. And we won! Well, hold on to your seat, cuz the one that’s being planned now is almost 3 TIMES BIGGER!!!!
Mainland want to build a massive mega egg farm that will hold 800,000 hens per cycle. Unbelievable, and heartbreaking.
PLEASE sign and share this petition to Waikato Council, asking them not to approve this consent. Politely let them know how you feel about this.
And don’t be surprised if you see this come up on our page pretty regularly. A caged farm of this size is a horror that can’t be allowed. NZ, we need to ban cruel concentration camp cages once and for all.
To sign, click on the link below:
https://www.change.org/p/waikato-district-council-stop-mainland-poultry-caging-800-000-hens

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

September 18, 2017

Two days ago I looked at our empty rat tower and thought “It’s been years since we’ve had any rats.” Late that night I got a call from a distraught young woman. Someone had left a tiny cage (suitable for 2 rats) with FIVE male rats at the end of her driveway, at night, in the pouring rain. She already had 8 rats, and couldn’t keep them. So they came to us.  Oh, what sweet friendly beautiful boys!! We’ve been enjoying non-stop cuddles and snuggles ever since. This one is Bailey. We’ll have them all neutered before they’re adopted. If you’re interested in adopting, please contact animalsanctuary@xtra.co.nz

POPEYE UPDATE

September 16, 2017

Several people have asked how Popeye, the tiny rescued lamb, is doing in his new home. Well, have a look at this! Popeye has certainly won Lamb Lotto. His best friend is Pedro the young goat. Daisy, the old dog, has really taken to him and follows him round, snuggles with him and cleans his ears. Popeye is still growing, and his favourite spot is on the couch with Kath and her husband. Lucky little boy!! I hope all our adoptions are as wonderful as this one.

HEN RESCUE SUCCESS

August 28, 2017

 

Yesterday Loan, Clarice, Ronni and I drove for several hours to pick up a large number of brown shavers. They had not fit with the other 1000+ hens that were collected by the processing truck, which takes the hens to be killed when the hens complete their first laying season at 18 months old. The farmer asked if we could take the hens left behind. They thought there were about 70 hens… but it turned out to be 135 ! We were delighted to save so many lives, and the farmer said he’s happy to know that they’ll go to good no-kill homes. We unloaded the hens in the pitch black last night, in that heavy rain and wind. Talk about wild!! Today the cleanup begins. Our wonderful Monday volunteer Bev attacked the first pile of transport cages with gusto. There are several more piles. Uh oh, Maureen, guess what’s on the agenda for tomorrow…   🙂

ANIMAL SANCTUARY 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

This photo was of Michael and I celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our animal sanctuary… and in the blink of an eye, now it’s 15 years!! Time flies when you’re having fun. And here we are, still rescuing, still saving as many lives as we can, still finding safe homes for animals in need. It’s fitting that we’re off on a hen rescue today. Here’s to another year!

ATTACKS CONTINUE, BUT SO DO OUR RESCUES

August 24, 2017

 

We are still receiving numerous threats saying that my family & I are going to be murdered, and all our animals are going to be killed.  In addition, this person sent death threats to a free range farmer, and signed my name to it.  Posts on Facebook were made saying we were behind various campaigns to hurt farmers.  The person’s stated goal is to “destroy” us and our animal sanctuary.  If you receive or see anything this person sends or posts, please take a screenshot and notify us or the police (file # 170821/3598).

In the meantime, we will continue to rescue animals in need, save lives, and do good in the world.  We had a call today from an egg producer asking if we could take a large number of 18 month old brown shavers so he wouldn’t have to kill them.  We said YES.  We also spoke with a dairy goat farmer who asked if we would take newborn goats for rehoming.  We said YES.  We appreciate that these farmers are willing to work with us to save lives.  If you want to adopt baby goats or 18 month old brown shavers, please contact:

South Auckland – batteryhenrescueandrehoming@hotmail.co.nz or

North Auckland – animalsanctuary@xtra.co.nz

NOT EASY TO KNOCK OUT, PART 2

August 22, 2017

One of the three little pigs, Scout, stopped eating. He couldn’t open his mouth to take food. We rushed him to the vet on Saturday. He was given an injection to sedate him so the vet could look into his mouth… and then another… and then a third… and eventually a fourth! Whew, this is one stubborn little boy. He staggered around while we waited, and waited, and waited some more. This photo captures it perfectly…  (see below for the rest of the story)