Outstanding Vet Bills 11 December 2023: $6,664.12
Contributions gratefully received


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Not all of the creatures under our umbrella are advertised.

Seeking safe hedgehog homes

Spring has sprung!

Spring means our recovered hedgehogs are out of hibernation and ready to be released.

We're looking for hedgehog-friendly properties for them. They need fresh water (but not steep-sided ponds they can drown in), somewhere cozy to hide, and to be safe from dogs and traffic. It's also crucial that rat, slug and snail bait is not ultised on these properties.

Featured: Laurie the hedgehog, with volunteer Imogen Brown


Nine pet ewes are in urgent need of a slaughter-free, breed-free home. They are all related, are Suffolk crossed with Perendale and range from 3-7 years.

They may be adopted in groups - provided one group includes 7-year-old Molly and her 4-year-old lambs Camel and Girl.

Their elderly guardian has to leave the property and is extremely worried about the future of her pets. Collection of the sheep is from Thames and you will need to provide a suitable vehicle for transportation.

Sheep responsibility includes providing shelter and shade from weather, drenching, hoof care and having them shorn for the hot months.

Please make your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Pet duck seeks pampering home

animal rehomingCornelius 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: Cornelius is pictured in his predator-proof sleeping quarters, being given his medications and (in the video clips) enjoying his meal and bathtimes.

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Urgent home needed for Pesque the pet pig

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Muscovy duck


When a beautiful Muscovy duck arrived on Dee’s front lawn she didn't expect him to still be there a week later. She kindly purchased some wild bird seed for him and named him Ninja-Duck because he silently creeps up behind her and doesn't quack.

Much as she likes him, Dee is having difficulty keeping her dog and Ninja apart and fears for Ninja’s life when he wanders onto the blind corner of her suburban street.

Do you know someone on a rural property in greater Auckland who has plenty of grass and a pond where Ninja would be safe from dogs and human predators? Other ducks for company would be an added bonus!

If you know of a haven on private property for Ninja, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.