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Make a Donation

The Animal Sanctuary receives no government funding and is completely supported by donations to our Charitable Trust. If you'd like to support our work with injured native birds and abused animals, we'll very much appreciate your donation.

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Donate Items to Op Shop

Help us by donating a quality item to list on Trade Me for our “Animal's Online Op Shop” store! The proceeds from this sale will help us continue the important work we do, and we couldn't do it without support from people like you.

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Become a Sanctuary Supporter

Become a Sanctuary Supporter with an automatic donation of $5 or more per month. You can visit The Animal Sanctuary (which is closed to the general public), meet the animals and birds, and see what we do.

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Save a Cow

Rescued cows finally have an option. With your sponsorship they can go to Cow Care to live out their full life. As a sponsor you can visit your cow; receive reports, photos & updates about your cow; join our private FB sponsors page; receive invites to private Cow Care functions such as picnics, etc.

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The Animal Sanctuary is an animal refuge run by Shawn Bishop and Michael Dixon in Matakana, New Zealand. We provide a safe haven for abused and neglected animals, and care for injured or orphaned native birds. A charitable trust has been established for this purpose.

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