Because there are a number of rescue agencies set up for dogs and cats, The Sanctuary’s primary focus is on other creatures in need of help… and in particular animals that have been ill-treated.
The Sanctuary has so far provided a safe haven for a variety of donkeys, pigs, goats, battery hens, parrots, ducks, dogs, cats, a turtle and a turkey!
All of these animals were suffering from neglect or direct abuse, and desperately needed a good home with lots of tender loving care. Once these beautiful animals realize that they won’t be hurt any more, they become the most gentle and caring companions with amazing personalities. Click on the links below to meet some of our happy residents!
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.