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19 hours ago

The Animal Sanctuary

(EMU UPDATE: Lorry now has a safe, knowledgeable, experienced home to go to, where she'll also have another emu friend. Happy Ending!!)
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
We've been asked to help with many different species over the years, but this is the first time we've been asked to find a home for an emu!
Mark and Tracy bought a home in Helensville, and the previous owner left a female emu behind. Apparently she was a rescue, but he couldn’t take her with him when he moved.
(home found, thanks!)
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(EMU UPDATE:  Lorry now has a safe, knowledgeable, experienced home to go to, where shell also have another emu friend.  Happy Ending!!)
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Weve been asked to help with many different species over the years, but this is the first time weve been asked to find a home for an emu!  
Mark and Tracy bought a home in Helensville, and the previous owner left a female emu behind.    Apparently she was a rescue, but he couldn’t take her with him when he moved.  
(home found, thanks!)

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I have an Emu already, he woukd love a friend!

I have messaged you The Animal Sanctuary. There is alot of mis information on this post. Fencing needs to be tall and owners need to know what they are doing. I have emu and have quite alot of knowledge about them.

Needs to go to a knowledgeable home, these birds can be very affectionate and love company, they can also be nasty if not handled correctly. I hope she gets a good home. πŸ™

Gibbs Farm have some friendly happy emu, they'd probably love some mates.

That is awesome news! There is a first for everything:-)

Hi Shawn, what kind of fencing do they require and can they be with other animals or best on their own?πŸ’ž

aww she’s gorgeous

Pitty there wasn't two I would of offered them a home would love to get another pair of emus 😊

Thank you so much for helping πŸ₯°

Pam the Ostrich House needs a resident bird - emu?! You have the secure tall fences and space already!

I had a bos years ago, they had an EMU in the paddock with their horses

I highly recommend Karen Scott! πŸ‘Œ

Oh cool looks like she is going to finx a home xx

West Auckland has Kiwi Valley Farm Park or Crystal Mountain around Henderson, both have had and probably still do have Emu with knowledge around care etc

Damn if this was in 2 months time I would have taken her as we are selling and moving 10acres

I have sent them a message

They have emus at Gibbs sculpture park. Maybe they'd like another one? Can't hurt to ask.

They lives in Miranda, Thames, maybe forward to a Thames Facebook page

Have you tried the Brevard Zoo

There’s a property in Coatesville that has lots of them. Maybe they would like her. Don’t know the name but they’re on the main road.

Megan Jones tell david he has another pet on the way, plenty of room at his house πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ƒ

You should contact the zoo

What fencing do they need?

Don’t Sheep World have some emus? Or are they ostriches...can’t quite remember πŸ€”

Kate Macleod you totally need an emu on your farm!

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22 hours ago

The Animal Sanctuary

YEARLING CALVES REHOMED
It was a long travel day yesterday, but we managed to load and transport Dot and Snow White to their new forever home. Thanks to my husband Mike, rescue partner Danielle, and Tyler for their help. Thanks also to Madelaine and her family for providing a safe loving home for these beautiful friendly girls. I know they'll be happy with you. πŸ™‚
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YEARLING CALVES REHOMED
It was a long travel day yesterday, but we managed to load and transport Dot and Snow White to their new forever home.  Thanks to my husband Mike, rescue partner Danielle, and  Tyler for their help.  Thanks also to Madelaine and her family for providing a safe loving home for these beautiful friendly girls. I know theyll be happy with you.  :-)Image attachment

THE GOOD GUYS
Students from Auckland University Animal Rights Group held a working bee here yesterday, and we had 24 volunteers arrive! Wow, what a wonderful day. Not all of them were from Uni, as the group opens the event to anyone who is interested in helping. And help they did! With so many willing hands, we got sooo much done. Thanks to everyone who participated, I appreciated your kindness, your energy, and your positivity. πŸ™‚
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THE GOOD GUYS
Students from Auckland University Animal Rights Group held a working bee here yesterday, and we had 24 volunteers arrive!  Wow, what a wonderful day.  Not all of them were from Uni, as the group opens the event to anyone who is interested in helping.  And help they did!  With so many willing hands, we got sooo much done.  Thanks to everyone who participated, I appreciated your kindness, your energy, and your positivity.  :-)

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U deserved a kindness break. So pleased 4 u

Well done team!!! Thank you all so very much for all your hard work guys. So very much appreciated 🀩

Very cool.

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Maggie, BB, and Mira are friendly piglets that are now ready for new homes with a caring family, together or separately. They love to cuddle, enjoy going for walks with you, and never bite. Piglets are as intelligent as dogs (maybe more!) and make great companions. These little girls are spayed, so will not have babies. They've had their vaccinations. If you have a paddock with good fencing, a little house for shelter and a water trough, you're all set. These cute piglets are for pets only, NOT for slaughter. If interested, we'd love to hear from you. Message us for adoption info, or email animalsanctuary@xtra.co.nz Please share widely to help us find these sweethearts a loving home. ...

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They are brilliant pets, treated kindly they will follow you anywhere, lean on you when you are doing stuff in the paddock and love getting a brush with a horse brush I discovered. πŸ˜† Great pet, kids love them!

they are cuties!

Awww they are so gorgeous, hope they can go together. I love pigs but unfortunately don't have the space 😞

Love the music!!

Omgosh im in love!!

And wont ruin the paddock cos they have nose rings! Wish we were closer!

Helena Johns

Stella Love Hart new pets?

Lorraine Firth

Sally Brown

Tegan Good !

Amy Adlam

Monique Wilcock

Nicole Thompson?? 😍

Michael Davies one day 😍

No slaughter .

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ANGELS ON WHEELS
Christchurch couple Pam & Neil are enjoying a β€œgap year”, travelling around New Zealand in their caravan, and helping at a wide variety of animal rescues throughout the country. We were over the moon when they contacted our sanctuary to see if we’d like their help for a week. Neil is a handyman extraordinaire. We identified at least 23 possible projects Neil might consider… and in one week he’d completed 21 of them! Pam has 34 years of experience with dog rescue, so she was willing to do heaps of daily chores like β€œpooh patrol”, cleaning animal barns and houses, feeding, grooming, doing the huge piles of dishes that never seem to be done, etc etc etc. I felt like a fairy godmother and godfather had appeared to work their magic, and am so incredibly grateful for all that they accomplished. We also made 2 wonderful new friends in the bargain, which is absolutely priceless. πŸ™‚
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ANGELS ON WHEELS
Christchurch couple Pam & Neil are enjoying a β€œgap year”, travelling around New Zealand in their caravan, and helping at a wide variety of animal rescues throughout the country.  We were over the moon when they contacted our sanctuary to see if we’d like their help for a week.  Neil is a handyman extraordinaire.  We identified at least 23 possible projects Neil might consider… and in one week he’d completed 21 of them!  Pam has 34 years of experience with dog rescue, so she was willing to do heaps of daily chores like β€œpooh patrol”, cleaning animal barns and houses, feeding, grooming, doing the huge piles of dishes that never seem to be done, etc etc etc.  I felt like a fairy godmother and godfather had appeared to work their magic, and am so incredibly grateful for all that they accomplished.  We also made 2 wonderful new friends in the bargain, which is absolutely priceless.  :-)

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Brilliant, I hope you had a bit of a rest whilst they were there!😁

What a lovely kind couple x

S S Dale Bowman do you need some handyman and clean up help for Oxford Bird rescue if they come to your neck of the woods?

Please tell Neil and Pam that they are very welcome at my place in Kumeu ANYTIME for as long as they like. Nestleby Grove Sanctuary. Plenty for them to do and enjoy here and nearby. Would love to meet them ! πŸ™‚ xx πŸ™‚

What an awesome way to feel the spirit of New ZealandπŸ’š

Well that was certainly a lovely bonus for you

Beautiful people!! Imagine how beautiful the world would be if everyone was this kind & compassionate β€πŸ’œπŸ’š

wonderful humans!!

Wow that's so good they have helped you out so much well deserved and what a wonderful couple

How wonderful - there is indeed a need for these amazing people

That's awesome!!!! Thank you Neil and Pam - you're terrific 😊

What an amazing couple!

Lovely gesture!

Wonderful... Check in with Donna Doolittle's Animal Rescue Kaitaia if you're up that way... she does an amazing job & would be grateful I'm sure for a hand!

That is so wonderful. What a great couple.

Bless them

All kudos to a kind couple

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

Say hello to Pam and Neil from the Dogwatch team πŸ˜€

That’s my dream too! Is there a list of sanctuaries available here?

Awesome people!! πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

Very special people. 😍

wow if they are ever Otorohanga way they are welcome to stay at our sanctuary no work required providing they dont mind the rescued geese coming for a visit

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1 week ago

The Animal Sanctuary

A WEE MIRACLE...
As the first supplies reach Grand Bahama for the shelter animals, they made a wonderful discovery back at the shelter: 15 more dogs alive, hiding at the back!! This brings the number of surviving dogs from 74 to 89. Every life counts, and this is wonderful uplifting news in the wake of such tragedy. Thanks to everyone who has donated, sent good wishes, etc. The plan is to airlift ALL the animals out to the USA as soon as possible.As a final recap for the day, we had presents arrive on the docks for the shelter in Lucaya (thank you Leah and friends -- send us your contact info) AND the biggest find of the day, 15 more shelter dogs who survived the storm hiding out in the back!! Unbelievable!! We just might need a bigger transport plane. πŸ™‚
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A WEE MIRACLE...
As the first supplies reach Grand Bahama for the shelter animals, they made a wonderful discovery back at the shelter: 15 more dogs alive, hiding at the back!!  This brings the number of surviving dogs from 74 to 89.  Every life counts, and this is wonderful uplifting news in the wake of such tragedy.  Thanks to everyone who has donated, sent good wishes, etc.  The plan is to airlift ALL the animals out to the USA as soon as possible.

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I was so happy to see that news 🐾❀

that's bloody wonderful!

Fantastic news

So glad i saw this on fb just b4 i go to sleep. Hopefully happier dreams 4 me tonight. Goodnight all

Bloody awesome guys. ❀

That's awesome!!!

GOD IS GOOD

Maddy Mogridge

Jami Altman

Ramona C Ruhf here is the exact count

I aways worry about the poor animals..some humans only worry about themselves and leave there animals to fend for themselves...

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HAPPY NEWS AMID THE TRAGEDY
Last night I received the news I’ve been longing for: Ginger (in photo, pre-disaster) and White Tip, my two sponsored dogs at The Humane Society of Grand Bahama, both survived the hurricane and flood. Ginger is afraid of storms, and the shelter had asked for someone to foster her before the storm hit, so she’d have someone to hold her individually. A kind person took Ginger in, and thank goodness they’re alive. White Tip was at the shelter, and is one of the 74 dogs and 77 cats that survived. I am soooo incredibly relieved that Ginger and White Tip both made it through, while at the same time mourning the others that died during this awful tragedy. My deepest thanks to the shelter staff (5 of whom lost their own homes) for doing everything they could to save as many animals as possible. They are managing as best as they can in the wake of utter destruction. The goal now is to airlift all the surviving animals to the USA as soon as possible. If you can donate, the 2 approved sites that are guaranteed to reach them are:
www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-potcakes-bahamas
www.thekohnfoundation.org/
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HAPPY NEWS AMID THE TRAGEDY
Last night I received the news I’ve been longing for: Ginger (in photo, pre-disaster) and White Tip, my two sponsored dogs at The Humane Society of Grand Bahama, both survived the hurricane and flood.  Ginger is afraid of storms, and the shelter had asked for someone to foster her before the storm hit, so she’d have someone to hold her individually.  A kind person took Ginger in, and thank goodness they’re alive.  White Tip was at the shelter, and is one of the 74 dogs and 77 cats that survived.  I am soooo incredibly relieved that Ginger and White Tip both made it through, while at the same time mourning the others that died during this awful tragedy.  My deepest thanks to the shelter staff (5 of whom lost their own homes) for doing everything they could to save as many animals as possible.  They are managing as best as they can in the wake of utter destruction.  The goal now is to airlift all the surviving animals to the USA as soon as possible. If you can donate, the 2 approved sites that are guaranteed to reach them are:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-potcakes-bahamas
http://www.thekohnfoundation.org/

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Thank you to those wonderful people at the shelter that saved so many of the animals.β€β€πŸΎπŸ•πŸ•

So pleased to hear these ones are safe and at the same time so sad for those that didn’t make it 😒😒

An awful question but how many didn't make it? Did they have other animals too? Bless them all including the heroic workers. πŸŒΉπŸ’Ÿ

Absolutely awesome staff. Is a go fund being set up for the staff who's homes were destroyed?

Both sad and happy news

Thank goodness for the positive news amongst so much devastation

Donated & shared. Will donate more when I can

RIP all those beautiful souls who lost their lives ❀️❀️❀️🌈🌈🌈

Oh, I'm so relieved so many survived, and especially your two, They've been on my mind ever since your post about them. What a huge tragedy though.

Sending lotsa love πŸ’•πŸ’–

Other countries should have sent every resource needed to evacuate absolutely everyone, human and animal. These kinds of storms are the result of climate change and the west has caused that more than anywhere else. The least we could do is help the victims of our greed.

Blessings Xxx

Photos coming thru are horrendous. It's a wonder anyone survived it.

πŸ’”πŸ˜žπŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎglad some made it through My heart aches for those that didn’t Fly high sweeties You all now have wings

πŸ’•πŸ•Šβš˜πŸ’•

Maddy Mogridge

Maddy Mogridge

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SHELTER UPDATE (Latest Update - confirmed 74 dogs and 77 cats survived. They're working now to airlift them to the USA. To donate and follow directly visit www.facebook.com/Humane-Society-Of-Grand-Bahama-162364503775279/)

The situation at our beloved animal shelter in the Bahamas is horrific. 4 hours ago the water INSIDE the shelter was 5 feet high (1.5 meters) and rising. The shelter is a single storey building, so there is no upstairs. They lifted up as many pups and small dogs as they could. They couldn't get to the cat section. The vehicles outside are completely under water, so there's no escape. That was hours ago. With the water rising, and the hurricane not moving, I fear the worst. 1 hour ago a call was put out begging any rescuers to go to the shelter as the 6 brave people who stayed at the shelter are in water up to their necks. Not sure if the call reached anyone. No word since. Devastated.
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SHELTER UPDATE   (Latest Update - confirmed 74 dogs and 77 cats survived. Theyre working now to airlift them to the USA. To donate and follow directly visit https://www.facebook.com/Humane-Society-Of-Grand-Bahama-162364503775279/)

The situation at our beloved animal shelter in the Bahamas is horrific. 4 hours ago the water INSIDE the shelter was 5 feet high (1.5 meters) and rising. The shelter is a single storey building, so there is no upstairs. They lifted up as many pups and small dogs as they could. They couldnt get to the cat section. The vehicles outside are completely under water, so theres no escape. That was hours ago. With the water rising, and the hurricane not moving, I fear the worst. 1 hour ago a call was put out begging any rescuers to go to the shelter as the 6 brave people who stayed at the shelter are in water up to their necks. Not sure if the call reached anyone. No word since. Devastated.

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Oh God please let them have survived this πŸ™ so much trauma and devastation πŸ™ bless those beautiful souls that stayed behind and comforted those beautiful fur babies . Praying for survivors

Lord, please be with our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas, for the amazing people that stay in a shelter taking care of animals. Please bless and guide them as they navigate through this difficult time. Help them to see your face amid the challenges and troubles — and please sustain them. I pray for your wisdom and for Your love to overcome everyone facing this challenge. In the name of your son Jesus I pray, amen.

My heart is so broken for all these people and precious animals. Along side everyones pride & possessions 😒❀️ - Thoughts to all those affected x

Prayers sweet fur babies and corageous director read somewhere that a shelter down there all animals and the director perished πŸ’”

My Heart is breaking. I know many on East Coast of Florida refusing to evacuate. This may play over and over. I admire these people for staying with the Shelter pets. God Bless Them All

How heartbreaking for them and all the animals πŸ™

Sending thoughts and wishes for as many sounds saved. Amazing humans x

Oh Please GOD save these precious fur babies and the people that stayed there to take care if them..Thank you sweet Jesus..we know you have the power ..Amen

I'm so sorry and have been thinking of you, and them. No help, I know πŸ™

Oh gosh I hope that they are rescued! That sounds terrifying.

This is so sad. I wish I was closer to help

Heartbreaking! Many prayers!

The cats πŸ˜­πŸ’” I hope the people can find somewhere safe till it passes. It doesn't sound very good though.😒

My heart is broken! πŸ’”πŸ˜’

Bless those people putting thier lives in danger to save the helpless. Hoping somehow they and at least some of the animals have survived. Devastating πŸ’”

Oh my god that just devastating those poor cats What amazing people. Why couldn’t they have moved them all by vehicles before? Or even letting them go while they had the warning before the water rose - as cats would run up high themselves

No words... so sad. Hoping for a positive outcome x

Our hearts are with you.

This is soo devastating & soo unfair. I can’t even imagine how scared they must all beπŸ˜ͺ. So sad to live in this cruel world sometimes when this constantly goes on. We try to have hope and Faith, but reading this, I falter in my Faith at times. I too wish I can make a difference. If only it was that easy to hop on a plane with a crew and go rescue these poor souls and their people as well. πŸ˜ͺ. God speed please.πŸ™πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

ive been following this story and its absolutely heartbreaking πŸ™

I read it finally there was over 200 animals in the shelter.Did any make it?

Praying with all my heart how devastating and if those brave courageous souls have stayed to the very end for those they couldnt save but couldnt leave behind my gosh what true heros they are please please please let there be some news

May the gods help you in yours and those brave volunteers actions. It saddens me greatly to know the death this hurricane is leaving in its wake. Every single one of you is a hero in my opinion. The gods hold special places in the Afterworld for people like you!✌♥️😸

Are the 6 people all right or you haven't heard from them? Heartbreaking for fur baby's too!

Any updates? Been praying all evening.

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