Vegan celebration at Hector’s Restaurant, Heritage Auckland Hotel
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00
Trustees Paul and Linda were joined by eight of our most regular dog-walking volunteers for a night to remember - dining at Hectors Restaurant, Heritage Auckland Hotel. The haute cuisine mid-winter vegan buffet exceeded all of our expectations as we savoured dish after fabulous dish.
Award winning chef Jinu Abraham and his team outdid themselves once again! The attentive staff and the general ambience completed the fine dining experience.
Congratulations to the management of Heritage Auckland Hotel for recognising a growing trend and for routinely providing cruelty-free meals and beverages with flair.
Rodeo’s dirty dozen excuses
Monday, 11 July 2016 00:00
All the same excuses are rolled out in New Zealand. Rodeo is legal animal abuse. Stop supporting it and it will die a natural death. There's nothing 'entertaining' about watching terrified animals being brutally bullied.
Sixteen-week-old Niki was taken to a vet clinic for a lethal injection, partly because she wouldn't make a good pig dog. Fortunately the vet nurse knew about Animal Re-homing and urgently contacted us for help. Thankfully, instead of paying for her to be put down, Niki's caregiver contributed towards her vet costs and agreed to sign her over. A few days later our dedicated volunteers Brown and Jardine met the kind nurse half way and brought affectionate Niki to Auckland.
Niki is a sweet and loyal little German Shepherd x Border Collie puppy who loves to be with people and other dogs. Already this intelligent girl can be walked off-leash, comes to the call, sits and lays down. Although still underweight, she is beginning to fill out nicely. She will be a beautiful dog for an active individual, couple or family.
with inquiries and applications for Niki's adoption.
As this beautiful video clip demonstrates, chickens can be just as loving and interactive as other animal companions. Please don't eat them or their cruelly produced eggs.
Featuring gorgeous Brownie
Friday, 01 July 2016 00:00
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