The Sanctuary receives no government funding and is completely supported by donations to the Charitable Trust. If you’d like to make a donation to support our work with injured native birds and abused animals, please help us and make a donation:
Send your name and address
along with your donation to:
The Animal Sanctuary
441 Govan Wilson Rd
A receipt confirming your donation will be sent to you in the post.
Direct deposit into
The Animal Sanctuary Charitable Trust:
If you’d like a receipt, please put your name into the code, and then email us your address details.
Donate securely with PayPal.
You can choose to make a one off donation or even become a monthly donor:
$6 will buy a bale of hay
$15 will buy fish to feed one penguin for two weeks
$25 will feed three wood pigeons for a week
$33 will buy a bag of Multi Nuts for the goats and pigs
$50 will buy painkillers and antibiotics for an injured native bird
$90 is one visit from the farrier to trim and treat donkey and horse hooves
$200 will buy a large transport cage for injured herons
$500 will buy an incubator for our bird hospital
All donations go directly into a registered Charitable Trust and are used to provide food, housing and veterinary care for the injured native birds and rescued animals. All donations of $5 and over are tax deductible. We’ll send you a receipt so that you can get 1/3 of your donation refunded back to you at the end of the tax year.
If you would like to give regularly, you can also become a Sanctuary Supporter and receive special benefits.
For more information, please click here to visit our Sanctuary Supporter page.
The Sanctuary is an animal refuge run by Shawn Bishop and Michael Dixon in Matakana, New Zealand. We provide a safe haven for abused and neglected animals, and care for injured or orphaned native birds. A charitable trust has been established for this purpose.