Sometimes animals come into our care who, due to medical or temperament issues, stay with us as permanent residents. Today we feature one such beauty; a cat named Brownie.
A year ago we had a call from a vet clinic asking if we would rescue a friendly old cat. Her family was moving house and took her to the clinic to be killed that day - because they didn’t want to take her with them.
We agreed and requested that her lethal injection was replaced with a comprehensive vet check. Beautiful Brownie’s thyroid levels were maintained by diet alone, but she needed a dental including extractions, flea and worm treatments, a micro-chip inserted and her clogged ears cleaned. We also discovered her front claws had been removed at some stage - a very painful surgery and recovery that is now illegal. We were tempted to change her name to Autumn because her gorgeous coat shimmers in the sunshine with browns, rusts, tans and golds.
A year later, 18-year-old Brownie is a well-loved member of our shelter family. She sleeps most of the time, her thyroid can be unstable and she has renal disease… but she has a ready purr, is warm, cuddled and safe with us for the rest of her life. Brownie’s recent medical costs for treatment of a blocked digestive tract are more than $1,000 – is anyone able to sponsor part of these costs for her please?
It's easier to watch in animated form - in real life it is brutal beyond comprehension. Please heed the message...
Permanent shelter residents. Please assist us with their care
Thursday, 30 June 2016 00:00
Due to special needs, these animals are permanent members of our shelter family and available for your sponsorship.
if you are able to offer help with any of their costs. Thank you!
All species need our love and protection
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00
What a beautiful video clip. :) If only we viewed all animals as cherished family members. Sadly, for most of us, our tastebuds over-ride our human kindness...
Sammy will be going back to his original home
Monday, 27 June 2016 00:00
Great news! We've kept Sammy safely in our care for almost 2 months now hoping that his original caregivers would see our posters and adverts for him... and they have!
They came to visit the other day and Sammy's little head was soon covered in kisses by 7-year-old Emily and her mum.
We've been to their home and now they are busily securing and furnishing a large play and living area for Sammy. Meanwhile we are keeping him warm indoors while he recovers from his nail clip and de-sexing surgery. We can't wait to take him to his new/old home
Have you ever stopped to think what cows milk really is? Please do cows, their calves, the environment and your own health a favour - ditch dairy!
Cute alert – Niki will soon be here…
Saturday, 18 June 2016 21:55
This weekend a very cute 15-week-old German Shepherd X Border Collie puppy, Niki, will be coming into our care. She will soon be looking for a home - watch this space!
Niki's had a rough start in life - let's give her a happy ending!
Day 1 of Niki's training. "Sit" mastered! She is named after her rescuer who has been caring for her until we could.
Pesque’s new home has been violated
Thursday, 09 June 2016 00:00
We are so sorry to tell you that the wonderful home we organised for Pesque the pig has fallen through. His approved caregivers contacted us to share the distressing news that several of their beloved pets had been slaughtered in the night - by methods that made it clear they were killed at human hands.
Our hearts go out to them in their anguish... and we are again searching for a loving home for Pesque - hopefully with a sow or two for company.
He must leave his foster home by early July, so temporary care is also a possibility. Please put the word out among your rural contacts, so that dear Pesque can finally have a place to call his home.
NZ Government condones animal abuse - boycott rodeos!
Friday, 03 June 2016 14:51
The fight to ban rodeos in New Zealand continues. The fastest way to close them down is to boycott this cruel entertainment. No spectators = no animal abuse! Click on the image to watch the video clip where parliament denies the recommendations of the SPCA, Farmwatch, SAFE and over 62,000 New Zealanders.
How can each of us stop animal suffering?
Friday, 03 June 2016 13:56
One bobby calf abuser has been apprehended due to excellent undercover filming by Farmwatch. As with rodeo abuse, dairy cow abuse, slaughter-house abuse, chicken, cattle and pig farm abuse, the government will expect us to believe that this is yet another one-off rogue abuser/situation/farm. How much "one-off, rogue animal abuse" does it take before we admit that the meat and dairy industries are inherently cruel and are lethally abusive?
Please reconsider your dietary choices good people. When we stop consuming meat and dairy products the abuse stops. Click on the image for the news video clip.