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The Animal Sanctuary

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Cruel and scientifically flawed β€œForced Swim Tests” are being conducted on animals in New Zealand by Victoria University and the University of Otago. SHAME!! Please click on this link to sign the petition to end this horrible practice in NZ. our.actionstation.org.nz/petitions/end-the-use-of-the-cruel-forced-swim-test-nz?fbclid=IwAR2bO22k...

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This absurdly cruel and unnecessary animal test is happening in NZ 😑
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what could possibly be the scientific value in that??! πŸ˜₯

Just gave me a panic attack imagining myself in that situation with no means of grabbing onto anything or escaping. Absolutely vile and disgusting!

Use a fucking human (sorry about language, very emotive subject)

Why the heck? .... really NZ? Really? Just pathetic cruelty for no reason whatsoever

New Zealand is meant to be place to visit, and how utterly caring we are, this is cruel, I say boycott New Zealand, and do the above test on these low life humans.

Talk about depressing!

Jessica Morelli Shylah Robinson

This some fucking bullshit

Absolutely disgusting practice 🀬

Gosh, my worst nightmare. Poor things. What’s the point of the experiment? Signed.

the only thing that proves is how dumb and cruel humans are.

For goodness sake. Signed

Annie..sign it!

No empathy.... more poor innocent critters....God help us!

so cruel. signed

The evil of human beings.

Horrible πŸ˜–

I struggle to watch a fly doing this in a toilet bowl

Signed...

Disgusting. Just stop it.

Why what are they testing for just awful

appalling - signed and shared πŸ™

SIGNED!! 😭

That's the most cruel thing ever, how can they watch the horror of a drowning animal Im so sad. Signed and Shared

That is disgusting

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TRANSPORT NEEDED URGENTLY
GISBORNE TO AUCKLAND
This is little Poppy. She was found on the side of the road as a tiny baby, starving and dehydrated. A kind gentleman saved her and brought her back to health. Poppy is now 4 months old, and too much for the elderly man to keep. We have found her a wonderful, tether-free home... but need to get her from Gisborne to Auckland. Can you help? We can provide a travel crate. Please message me if you happen to be travelling up from Gisborne and have some room... or if you just feel like a summer road trip! Thanks, Shawn
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TRANSPORT NEEDED URGENTLY
GISBORNE TO AUCKLAND
This is little Poppy.  She was found on the side of the road as a tiny baby, starving and dehydrated.  A kind gentleman saved her and brought her back to health.  Poppy is now 4 months old, and too much for the elderly man to keep.  We have found her a wonderful, tether-free home... but need to get her from Gisborne to Auckland.  Can you help?  We can provide a travel crate.  Please message me if you happen to be travelling up from Gisborne and have some room... or if you just feel like a summer road trip!  Thanks, Shawn

 

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Tere Kingi, Marion Nicholas, know anyone driving up to Auckland soon who wouldn't mind a hitchhiker?

Meika Mackisack 😍😍😍

Jess Jacob you and Joel should bring her and come see me

Stacey does this not look like a splitting image of daisy 😱

Any horse transporter might take her???

Lisa Tickle 😍😍😍

wud love her for a play mate for my wee kid goat.

I’m going from Whakatane Friday lunch time to Papakura if that is any help? I can do that πŸ’š

Issy Coleman Are you up in Gizzy at the moment? X

I know , so dam cute aye

Johanna Karlsson, maybe you know someone πŸ™‚

Emma Chadwick do you know anyone

Try Nitro equine transport- they or any other will probably give you a good deal

Penny Pardoe, are you driving up anytime soon and can help my friends??

Bryson Rangi ask Matt

Gorgeous!

Liffy Truman do you know anyone?

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LET ME INTRODUCE YOU...
to some residents of the Animal Sanctuary that you might not have met. No, not the large humans in the photo. Look down at the bottom. See the tiny tiny rooster and hen? That's Itty and Bitty. And yes, they're fully grown. They were originally rescued by Animal Rehoming, and needed somewhere safe to live. They're soooo tiny that if they free ranged a hawk or owl would take them in a snap. So they've come to live here with us, in one of the large yards that is completely enclosed. They have freedom and protection at the same time. Itty and Bitty might be miniatures, but they have huge hearts and even larger personalities!
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LET ME INTRODUCE YOU...
to some residents of the Animal Sanctuary that you might not have met.  No, not the large humans in the photo.  Look down at the bottom.  See the tiny tiny rooster and hen?  Thats Itty and Bitty. And yes, theyre fully grown.  They were originally rescued by Animal Rehoming, and needed somewhere safe to live.  Theyre soooo tiny that if they free ranged a hawk or owl would take them in a snap.  So theyve come to live here with us, in one of the large yards that is completely enclosed.  They have freedom and protection at the same time.  Itty and Bitty might be miniatures, but they have huge hearts and even larger personalities!

 

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Jannetje Buwalda They're like Nugget and Crumb

I used to have a pair that size years ago

wee rooster used to chase me and try and peck my ankles πŸ™‚

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GOOD PACKING
I usually take the ute to Auckland once a week to load up on food and supplies for the animals. When I broke my foot I couldn't drive the ute, as it's a manual. But it's amazing how much you can pack into a Demio when you really try!
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GOOD PACKING
I usually take the ute to Auckland once a week to load up on food and supplies for the animals. When I broke my foot I couldnt drive the ute, as its a manual. But its amazing how much you can pack into a Demio when you really try!

 

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I love your work but you should try cutting down on the plastic packaging wherever possible for the sake of the animals and the environment we all have to live in .

A very fruitful expedition.

Karen Petersen

Yep love the Demio boot space ! I do all my moves single handed and generally in one load! πŸ‘πŸ˜

Love that car πŸ˜—

Where there is a will, there is a way!

Miss my Demio SO much Really great boot space.

get a lot in mine too πŸ™‚

Where there's a will .... 😁😁

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GOOD SAMARITANS
Thank you to everyone who turned out yesterday at short notice to help get our hay in! Hay is absolutely essential to an Animal Sanctuary, so we appreciate it immensely. We got 161 bales, and I feel safe, knowing that the animals will have quality hay and bedding for the coming year. Thanks to:
Pictured: Eli (who dropped everything and drove up from Massey), Margo (an indefatigable woman, and now my role model), Michael (who worked in spite of his torn shoulder, and hauled the horsefloat), Poppy (who came up to visit and got roped into helping!) and Ronni (worth her weight in gold)
Not Pictured: John M (and his 32 bale ute, a lifesaver!), Dion (who drove a 28 bale trailer and tossed bales like sugar cubes), Brendon (who we never even met before, but who lives in Wellsford and volunteered to help. Wow!), Sarah & Frederic (our wonderful wwoofers from France), and Tim & Penny for lending us their trailer.
I can’t thank you all enough. XOXOXO
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GOOD SAMARITANS
Thank you to everyone who turned out yesterday at short notice to help get our hay in!  Hay is absolutely essential to an Animal Sanctuary, so we appreciate it immensely.  We got 161 bales, and I feel safe, knowing that the animals will have quality hay and bedding for the coming year.   Thanks to:
Pictured: Eli (who dropped everything and drove up from Massey), Margo (an indefatigable woman, and now my role model), Michael (who worked in spite of his torn shoulder, and hauled the horsefloat), Poppy (who came up to visit and got roped into helping!) and Ronni (worth her weight in gold)
Not Pictured: John M (and his 32 bale ute, a lifesaver!), Dion (who drove a 28 bale trailer and tossed bales like sugar cubes), Brendon (who we never even met before, but who lives in Wellsford and volunteered to help. Wow!), Sarah & Frederic (our wonderful wwoofers from France), and Tim & Penny for lending us their trailer.  
I can’t thank you all enough.  XOXOXO

 

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Awesome effort team πŸ˜€

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Yay Margo! (Y) And the rest too of course! <3

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RAIN OR SHINE? MIXED FEELINGS
With so little rain, our water tanks for the animals are empty, and we've started carrying in buckets. So part of me is desperate for rain. BUT the hay we've contracted to buy has been cut and it must stay dry until it's baled tomorrow. So I'm also praying for NO rain! Hopefully we'll pick up the bales tomorrow, and then it will pour on the weekend.
PS anyone want to help gather haybales and transport from Wellsford to The Animal Sanctuary tomorrow? Muscles, utes and trailers welcome!!
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RAIN OR SHINE?  MIXED FEELINGS
With so little rain, our water tanks for the animals are empty, and weve started carrying in buckets.  So part of me is desperate for rain.  BUT the hay weve contracted to buy has been cut and it must stay dry until its baled tomorrow.  So Im also praying for NO rain!  Hopefully well pick up the bales tomorrow, and then it will pour on the weekend.  
PS anyone want to help gather haybales and transport from Wellsford to The Animal Sanctuary tomorrow?    Muscles, utes and trailers welcome!!

 

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Hi. Hey I'm up in the far north. Have 2 grass filled meadows and no fences so no stock if you can get someone come up and harvest the grass you would be very welcome to do so if it would be helpful for the animals.

John Richards

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'PIMP MY POD' FOR THE ANIMALS
We got a lovely surprise today: Metlifecare Support Office had a "pimp my pod" competition for Christmas. The Legal/Payroll Teams included a basket to feed donations to the elves and reindeer. They have now donated the $131 raised to our animal sanctuary... so those donations WILL feed actual animals! OK, not reindeer, although big Goatee the goat comes pretty darned close. Thank you so much for this clever idea and the much appreciated contribution.
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PIMP MY POD FOR THE ANIMALS
We got a lovely surprise today: Metlifecare Support Office had a pimp my pod competition for Christmas.  The  Legal/Payroll Teams included a basket to feed donations to the elves and reindeer.  They have now donated the $131 raised to our animal sanctuary... so those donations WILL feed actual animals!  OK, not reindeer, although big Goatee the goat comes pretty darned close.  Thank you so much for this clever idea and the much appreciated contribution.

GREAT WAY TO START THE NEW YEAR
Yesterday we took the final 3 calves (from our dairy calf rescue in July) to their forever home. We originally rescued 32 calves, and were worried that we'd never find safe lifetime homes for all of them. So the best possible way to begin 2019 was by bringing Dancer, Dash and Buck to a wonderful home. I hope the rest of this year goes as well!!
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GREAT WAY TO START THE NEW YEAR
Yesterday we took the final 3 calves (from our dairy calf rescue in July) to their forever home.  We originally rescued 32 calves, and were worried that wed never find safe lifetime homes for all of them.  So the best possible way to begin 2019 was by bringing Dancer, Dash and Buck to a wonderful home.  I hope the rest of this year goes as well!!

 

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We spent some time with them this morning, they're so happy there 😊

Megan Lee Peter Connolly

That’s amazing Thank you for all that you do ❀️

So happy for them.

Classic photo 🧑

Sandra Clyde Ian Clyde ..this is Deborah, safe at her farm😍

So pleased darling babies. Well done team and new parents πŸ˜‰

Wonderful news!! So happy for them xo

Deborah Evans πŸ˜€

Yay perfect news to read x

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We at The Animal Sanctuary wish you all a gentle, loving, and compassionate year ahead.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We at The Animal Sanctuary wish you all a gentle, loving, and compassionate year ahead.

 

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Happy New Year Shawn Mike and Ronny, and highlight was visiting you and meeting Sparky, he is all so enormous. Love all of us in Muriwai, including Sarah , Freda , and the new chicky girls. Xxx

Happy New Year, Sparky & co.!!!!

Happy New Year to all my friends (two and four-legged) at the Animal Sanctuary! I wish you an amazing 2019 full of health, compassion and love!πŸ·β€οΈπŸ€πŸΎπŸŽ‰

wow he is enormous!!!thank you for your kindness.

The same to you and all the critters xx

missed off 2019nsorry

He is giving back some of the love you gave him. You do AMAZING work. All the best for

Happy New Year to you all x

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