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Ned and Sooty update
Thursday, 09 February 2017 10:00
Remember the sweet pair of seniors, Ned and Sooty, who were facing a lethal injection unless care was offered for them?
They are thriving in their lovely foster home as you will see in the photos, but the space is needed to save other death row cats.
Please contact us if you are able to offer these senior boys a lovely safe retirement home.
Thank you Paw Justice!
Thursday, 09 February 2017 00:00
Huge thanks to Craig at Paw Justice for delivering a boot-full of donated dog food to us this afternoon. Paw Justice is awesome - check out their Facebook page to see what we mean.
We always need dog, cat, rabbit and chicken food & equipment, so please contact us at
if you, too, are able to help. Many thanks.
Trustee Paul is pictured with volunteers Jess and Imogen... after processing the much-needed and much appreciated donation.
Buddy and Vernie are back!
Monday, 06 February 2017 00:00
What a heart-warming response when Vernie and Buddy went missing from Sanders Reserve on Friday. Our supporters were absolutely amazing!
Within minutes, Animal Management, dog pounds and vet clinics were alerted. Posters and flyers were created and put on walls, in letterboxes and handed to the public. Doors were knocked on, phone calls were made to borrow drones, e-mails sent and 58 people shared our Facebook plea in a flash. A search party was organised at the park while other individuals scoured nearby areas.
Eight hours later, when Buddy and Vernie came sloshing through the mud, miles from Sanders Reserve, everyone was overjoyed.
The boys passed their vet checks, were bathed, fed and settled into bed - absolutely exhausted. Thank you so much to Imogen and Gareth for taking care of them in these ways once they were safe.
There are too, too many of you to name, but we know who you all are and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for rushing to prevent a potential disaster.
The photo shows Vernie and Buddy, soon after their rescue, with some ecstatic members of one of their search parties. They are back to their usual energetic selves and hoping for a home with people who will also love them to pieces...
Many thanks to Tanya's ARTelier for retouching the very blurred photo so skilfully.
URGENT: Two of our dogs are missing
Friday, 03 February 2017 00:00
URGENT: MISSING TODAY > PLEASE SHARE
SEE UPDATE BELOW
Two of our beautiful dogs went missing on their walk at Sander's Reserve, Paremoremo today. Vernie and Buddy have not been seen since 10am this morning.
Please share this post widely and let us know if you are able to search the park and surrounding areas, put up posters or distribute flyers to letterboxes, beaches, parks and bush walks. For flyers and posters, please contact us at
Thank you so much for any help you are able to offer!
UPDATE: After eight hours Missing in Action, Buddy and Vernie came running across the mudflats at Chatham Reserve with mud all over their bodies. Vernie is covered in scratches and has a cut on his hind paw and both are now on their way to the vet for assessment. More news later!
Shocking footage from Whangarei Rodeo
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 00:00
No wonder we protest at rodeos!
Please boycott these cowardly shows. Don't fund this terrifying and brutal animal abuse disguised as 'entertainment'.
This footage was taken at the Whangarei rodeo two weeks ago while we joined a peaceful demonstration outside the arena.
As I type, they are having thorough vet checks and dental treatments before going into foster care with a wonderful soul named Billie.
Huge thanks to our supporters for your concern, networking and offers of help. We will be in touch with those of you who are able to foster future cats for us and anyone who may like to adopt these lovely boys together.
Fosterers are animal life-savers, so please contact us if you would like to help in this way. E-mail
URGENT Fosterer or home needed for Ned and Sooty
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00
Urgent foster or retirement home needed in Auckland for two senior cats. Do you have a spare room to save their lives?
15-year-old bonded friends Sooty and Ned were dropped at a vet clinic for lethal injections and need immediate shelter. We are full to capacity but are desperate to help them by tomorrow.
These boys have never been separated, are neutered and very affectionate. The vet says they are in good health – and has offered to give them each a free dental if we're able to save them.
We couldn’t bear for them to be killed – they may have five or more years ahead of them yet. They are looking for a loving retirement home or temporary fosterer.
Do you have space to adopt or to foster Ned and Sooty? Please quickly contact us at
UPDATE: Ned and Sooty have been saved! :) Please contact us if you are able to offer them a permanent home or to foster other animals for us.
Whangarei Rodeo Protest
Sunday, 15 January 2017 00:00
Animal Re-homing joined Direct Animal Action and Whangarei locals to peacefully protest the Mid Northern Rodeo and urge the public to boycott the event.
Thank you to everyone who supported this peaceful vigil to raise public awareness of the brutality of rodeo.