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.
Government considers banning rodeo
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00
More than 62,000 of us signed the petition to end rodeo in New Zealand. Tomorrow the government will meet to consider our demands.
The Animal Welfare Act 1999 is breached every season when rodeo animals are subjected to pain, terror, suffering and death in the name of entertainment. (Click on the image to see the undercover video footage taken just last year).
The law needs to change and we're hopeful that tomorrow will result in a total and permanent rodeo ban.
Phew! Pesque is safely in foster care
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 13:57
Remember the beautiful pig named Pesque?
In our last post we had finally found him a wonderful home on the outskirts of Wellington with two rescued sows for company - and were searching for a stopover haven near Auckland for his neutering and recovery.
When nowhere suitable was found, The Animal Sanctuary kindly offered to foster him for us as a last resort – and we gratefully accepted. We are delighted to report that Pesque has now been neutered and will stay at the sanctuary for a month until he is no longer fertile. The sanctuary generously sponsored the cost of his surgery.
Huge gratitude to Shawn and Michael for fostering him and to Amanda and Kevin for keeping him protected and loved until then. Kevin so adores Pesque that he travelled with him from the Far North and is staying at the sanctuary to settle him in. We look forward to transporting Pesque to his final home in mid-June and hope Kevin is able to accompany us there. Watch this space…
NOTE: Video credit to The Animal Sanctuary. Within days of his neuter surgery, Pesque is shown taking a walk with Kevin.
Thank you for the lovely gift Gareth
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 00:00
When Gareth Jardine donated a wall cat-bed to our shelter, handsome Chico was the first to explore and then relax into it while he waits for that special someone to adopt him. Many thanks to Gareth for this unique gift and to trustee Paul for installing it. (Gareth is pictured with his dog Chocolat).
To see Chico’s advert click here Inquiries for Chico to
10% of New Zealander's don't eat meat
Thursday, 05 May 2016 00:00
Good to see that 10% of New Zealander's don't eat meat now. Wonderful news for suffering animals, our health and the environment.
Ghost & Sweet Pea need a loving home together
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 15:11
Ghost (California White) and Sweet Pea (Dutch x Lop Ear) are a friendly, bonded pair who need a loving home with plenty of human company, a big enclosure and a stimulating play area to suit their large size and curious natures.
Ghost was rescued running back and forth across a busy suburban road and exploring garden verges. Thankfully he then came into our care. When Sweet Pea's caregivers moved house, the neighbours watched in disbelief as days became weeks and no-one returned for her. They kindly took her to a pet shop and we were contacted.
We have not looked for the people who abandoned Sweet Pea and sadly, even after intensive advertising, Ghost's original caregivers did not come forward. We have now had both of these delightful rabbits vet checked, de-sexed, micro-chipped and vaccinated in readiness for their new home. They have become an affectionate couple and must not be separated.
They are used to human attention and especially love to be stroked from nose to ears. They happily eat from our hands and hop over to say hello when we approach them.
Please apply for their adoption if you are in a position to spoil this beautiful couple for the rest of their natural lifespans and to keep them safe from dogs and other predators. The youngest child in your family must be at least nine years old.