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.
Please boycott rodeo
Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00
Please don't attend or support rodeo in any way. Animal Re-homing will have a strong presence at the Whangarei rodeo protest tomorrow.
The cowboys will tell you spurs are to enable them to hold on better. Seeing the wounds on this rodeo horse in Taupo last year, confirms what we already know - it's animal abuse.
We permanently care for a three-legged cat at the shelter, a double amputee hen and a cat who has had a gender change. We also have a very happy cat who has many metal body parts. It's truly remarkable that these options are now available to animals...
Cruel rodeo must be banned
Sunday, 01 January 2017 00:00
Animal Re-homing supporters turned out in force to attend Direct Animal Action's very successful anti-rodeo demonstration today.
While animals suffered terror and injuries in the arena behind us, passing motorists tooted their support of our peaceful vigil.
Please let us know if you would like to join us at the Whangarei and Kihikihi protests later this month. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
Thank you to Sonia at The Pet Stylist
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 00:30
At short notice THE PET STYLIST decided to run a “Pet Photos With Santa” fundraiser for us and we couldn’t believe it when Sonia visited us with a cheque for $1,363 in her hand!
Sonia provided the venue, funded and sourced the reindeer statue, the Santa couch, Christmas trees, flyers, advertising and decorations herself. Her partner Les sponsored the Santa suit, and Brian - the Pics4u Limited photographer - refused to have his costs covered. On top of that Santa Andy decided not to charge a fee because he loved our charity.
We are so grateful to everyone who supported this initiative and especially to Sonia for putting it together solely for our benefit. We and all our rescued animals are delighted that she intends helping us out in the same way next year!
Huge thanks and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones Sonia and to the friends and clients of THE PET STYLIST.