Have you lost a cute rabbit? Do you want to adopt a cute rabbit?
When North Shore residents noticed a gorgeous bunny visiting their gardens in late March they worried that dogs or cats might harm him. When Tracey’s husband captured him, she contacted us. Tracey is pictured with the bunny in her arms. With all of our enclosures full, we asked her to look after him for a week… and fortunately she agreed. He is now with us and is a delightful boy!
We are sure someone must be looking for this rabbit, so please share this post if you live in Auckland. Meanwhile we have given him a vaccination, inserted a micro-chip and named him Sammy after our wonderful long-term volunteer, Sam, who is closely involved in his care. (Sam is pictured with Sammy and vet Greg from Bayvet).
If no-one comes forward for him, Sammy will soon be available for adoption. Early applications are welcome at
NOTE: If you find a stray rabbit, please don’t expect it to survive without human intervention. Keep it safely contained with food and water, phone vet clinics in the area, put leaflets in letterboxes and make posters, advertise on Pets on the Net, Trade Me and the Pet Rescue Site. The rabbit may be micro-chipped so please ask your local vet to scan it.
Friday, 15 April 2016 14:51
Do you need more animals in your life? Why not give volunteering a go? Here are some photos of just a few of the things Animal Re-homing volunteers get up to. At the moment we especially need more regular dog walkers to take the shelter dogs out for fun and adventurous exercise! If you're interested, send an email to
with your availability and any experience.
Huge thanks to Carla
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 00:00
Today we acknowledge the kindness and dedication of Carla Bryan Beardshaw for regularly growing, donating & delivering cat grass to our shelter. Grass is an essential part of a cat’s diet and, because all of our rescued cats remain indoors until they are adopted, we must provide it for them. We can never have enough... so please contact us if you are also a green fingered soul.
In 2012 Carla and her son George offered to volunteer for Animal Re-homing, so we have shared many experiences. We have been the happy recipients of her delicious vegan baking; she has transported animals and their paraphernalia; dropped food scraps in our letterbox for our various rescued birds; fed at-risk geese every day until we trapped them for relocation; fostered a rehabilitating dog and hedgehogs for us at short notice; attended rallies & protests; and helped us move a previously homeless woman and her three dogs into new accommodation - a major undertaking! (See the last photo taken when the house move was complete).
Thank you so much Carla – we recognise your very special qualities and appreciate all the assistance and support you continue to give us. You are an exceptional woman!
Sick of cruel farming practices?
Friday, 08 April 2016 06:04
We are outraged by cruel farming practises in New Zealand! The inhumane colony cages for egg laying hens, that have already been banned in more progressive countries, are being phased-in in NZ. What a joke! If you don’t want to be part of the animal abuse, check out the Vegan Food Fair 2016 in Auckland this coming Sunday. Taste delicious cruelty-free food and learn why veganism is becoming such a popular lifestyle.
Let Countdown know you won't be shopping there while they continue to sell eggs from caged hens. It's time they followed in their Australian counterpart's footsteps and banned them for good. Click here
Cruel Colony Cages on TV3 tonight
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 20:46
Are colony cages any more bearable for hens than the old battery cages?
You decide... NOT TO BE MISSED: TONIGHT TV3’s Story will air a brand new investigation into the ‘humane’ alternative to battery cages. Watch at 7pm and check back in here with us after.
Pet duck seeks pampering home
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 14:52
Cornelius is a charming and friendly Muscovy duck who must be adopted into a home where he is treated as a beloved pet. He will need affectionate interaction with caregiver(s) and it would be a bonus if he had another Muscovy or two to hang out with – he also enjoys the company of the shelter’s rabbits and hen. He loves bathing, so his successful applicant will need to have a pond or a pool for him to splash about in. He wags his tail when he sees someone approaching him, when he is given his twice-daily meals and when he’s heading up the ramp into his cosy sleeping quarters. He is simply a happy and delightful boy!
It wasn’t always this good. Cornelius and his mate had their wings roughly clipped (so they couldn’t fly home) and were abandoned at a public park. They had no idea how to fend for themselves and sadly, his female companion was rescued too late and died of starvation. Cornelius began walking around in circles with swollen nostrils clearly mourning his loss until a lovely woman named Cornelia rescued him and contacted us. Cornelius has now completed his medications for a suspected lung infection and is enjoying life at our shelter. Much as we love him, we now need to find him a permanent home where he will be equally appreciated.
If you would like to offer a home for Cornelius that’s safe from predators and poachers, we would love to hear from you. Please e-mail us at
More cute videos of Cornelius:
Bereavement donation put to immediate use
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:00
When Robyn’s parents passed away, she kindly made a $500 donation to Animal Re-homing on their behalf. Like her, they were great animal lovers and she knew they would be delighted to have helped out rescued animals.
Yesterday we used $378 of the money to cover the vet treatments for one of our permanent shelter cats, named Chance (pictured below). He needed a comprehensive check, worm & flea treatment, urine & blood samples taken, x-rays, an anaesthetic with fluids, medications and dentistry. The remainder of the donation was spent on special food for the hedgehogs we are rehabilitating from severe mange. (Paul and Billy are pictured below). Huge thanks to Robyn and her parents for making this possible!
We have seven other gorgeous cats who need exactly the same procedures as Chance – with some requiring additional dental extractions. Cosmo (pictured having a cuddle) is next in line for the treatments. If you are able to sponsor or part-sponsor another of our rescue animals please visit our donate page or make a donation at https://www.givealittle.co.nz/org/animalrehoming
Urgent home needed for Pesque the pet pig
Friday, 25 March 2016 00:00
Pesque is a smart, friendly, two-year-old boy who enjoys mud bathing, being brushed and having his ears tickled. He is at risk of being sent to a "hunting farm" where he will be abandoned on a bush block to be hunted down for sport - unless a loving home can be found.
Pesque needs human companionship in a home where he will never be viewed as meat. We will have to neuter him prior to his adoption at a cost of $450. Please help us with this bill by making a donation with the reference "Pesque" at https://givealittle.co.nz/org/animalrehoming or go to our donate page for alternate payment options.
If you can provide a home for Pesque where he can live out his natural life span, or temporary foster care, please urgently email
Remember the five bereaved cats? We previously shared Romeo’s adoption story and now two more of these beautiful fur-babies have been adopted. Tonto (black & white) and Harley (ginger tabby) had been pals since their kitten-hood and we were determined to keep them together - although one was extremely gregarious and the other untouchably shy.
As she gradually began to win Tonto’s trust, Billie the fosterer thought it was unlikely an ideal home would be found for the two friends. We agreed and were thrilled when she asked if she could adopt them herself. It’s wonderful that these delightful boys have stayed together and are loved unconditionally.
The other two cats, Jack and Bo-Peep, are still looking for their happy endings. They can be adopted together or separately. Jack: click here Bo: click here