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SO CUTE MY HEART HURTS
George and his mum are adopting rescued ex-battery hens from us. George decided he wanted to help The Animal Sanctuary, so he made marmalade and sold it this weekend. When I received his photos, my heart totally melted. How gorgeous is his sign?! This just made my day. Thanks George!!
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SO CUTE MY HEART HURTS
George and his mum are adopting rescued ex-battery hens from us.  George decided he wanted to help The Animal Sanctuary, so he made marmalade and sold it this weekend. When I received his photos, my heart totally melted. How gorgeous is his sign?!  This just made my day.  Thanks George!!

 

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Well done George and Mumma for raising a young man with a huge heart and social conscience ⚘

What a champ. You one of the best George

Go George! What a guy!

Awesum job ... Thank you young man πŸ‘πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸΎ

Awesome!

Awesome work George!! What a wonderful young man!

Go George. Awesome work!!!

Animil ❀

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3 days ago

The Animal Sanctuary

UPDATE: THE GIRLS HAVE FOUND A HOME!
Thanks to everyone who shared. I will contact others who were interested, as it might mean that we can save even more sweethearts! Thanks, Shawn
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UPDATE: THE GIRLS HAVE FOUND A HOME!  
Thanks to everyone who shared.  I will contact others who were interested, as it might mean that we can save even more sweethearts!  Thanks, ShawnImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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I’m just down the road from this location and have room in the inn for them.

Sarah Mark πŸšœπŸ„πŸŒΏπŸ˜…πŸ˜­

If you can get them to Taupo we’ll have them! 😊

Odette Anderson

Interested!

Joanne Batchelor pls

pmd you

Andrew Pack know anyone that wants some moo cows?

Julienne Dench 😊

Hope you all get a loving forever home soon. P.Lee

Aidan Ford

Gareth Alexander

Char Gould Milton and maisie want some friends

Peter Saunders.

Katherine Macdonald

Jessie Jade Monoghan

Ahimsa Milk, do you have space for these girls?

Kelmarna gardens???? In Kelamarna ave in Herne Bay... There's land there...?

Rosa Clark Rosa Clark do u want 3 more to add to your bunch

Haley Jayne Wilson

Wonderful news! I hope they got to stay together?

Lucy Conroy??

Obviously they have been bred from so why is that a stipulation? Are they really old?

Sharing

It's a shame they are not closer to us Jonathan πŸ˜• We've got plenty of grass for them...

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UPDATE: FLUFFY NOW HAS A HOME!
This adorable young chick was found in Te Atatu. A kind lady took it in, and searched high and low for its home. No luck. She can't keep this baby (as she's about to have a baby of her own!), and is looking for a safe home. Ashlee says "I think it might be a silkie due to its black skin, downy feathers and 5 toes. The chick rests happily on our laps and enjoys gentle pats." And now someone has contacted Ashlee and adopted Fluffy. Happy Ending!!
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UPDATE: FLUFFY NOW HAS A HOME!
This adorable young chick  was found in Te Atatu.  A kind lady took it in, and searched high and low for its home.  No luck.  She cant keep this baby (as shes about to have a baby of her own!), and is looking for a safe home.  Ashlee says I think it might be a silkie due to its black skin, downy feathers and 5 toes. The chick rests happily on our laps and enjoys gentle pats.  And now  someone has contacted Ashlee and adopted Fluffy. Happy Ending!!

 

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I can offer it a free range home

This silky chick can have a very good life long home with me.😊

Rochelle Prime 😍

Have emailed Ashlee 😊

Natasha Sheree Gibb

Damn too late! But guys, I know someone looking for an orphan chick. Each of their 3 kids was raising a chick, and one died, so they are looking for another one. Lovely family. Lovely home. If anyone knows of any please let me know and I'll pass it on. She is willing to pay / donate.

Jessica Michelle for a friend for quacker?

she's lovely1

Alice Tolich

We can give this little chook a loving home We can pick it up on Tursday xx

Helen McWhinnie another Star maybe....

Jannetje Buwalda ?

Zeth Tip-in Miru

Samantha in te atatu ❀

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ANGEL WALKS!
Angel was tied so tightly by his leg that the cord ate through the skin and tendons to the bone. We absolutely don't take roosters, but his plight was so awful we made an exception. Angel's leg had to be amputated at the knee. He hops on one leg, but only take a few hops in any direction. Ronni has been experimenting with various materials to make a prosthetic leg for Angel that wouldn't rub or cause him pain. Yesterday she finally cracked it. Look what Angel did on his very first trial!!! Of course we cried and cried with joy. Thank you, Ronni, you clever clever girl.
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Next is to get someone to 3d print a chicken foot!

Angel bless you you lovely chicken xx

Wow so dedicated, heart warming 😍

Wtg Ronni Bishop!! β€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ“

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE β€οΈπŸ™β€οΈ

Bless his heart♥

You’re an angel πŸ˜‡ too Ronni Bishop πŸ™πŸ€©

He is gorgeous! Happiness at long last!

Well done.

Amazing Ronni πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Just awesome!!

Yay! Go Angel. You’re a star Ronni

Amazing!

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KINGFISHER RELEASE
December and January were soooo busy with baby birds being brought in. Lots and lots of handfeeding!! Two tiny kingfishers had come from Kawau, so once they were older, feeding on their own and flying well, we agreed to release them back on the island. Yesterday morning they were released. Spider flew off immediately, but Patrick stopped in a nearby tree and looked back to say goodbye. It's so rewarding to see these babies return to the wild!
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KINGFISHER RELEASE
December and January were soooo busy with baby birds being brought in. Lots and lots of handfeeding!!  Two tiny kingfishers had come from Kawau, so once they were older, feeding on their own and flying well, we agreed to release them back on the island.  Yesterday morning they were released.  Spider flew off immediately, but Patrick stopped in a nearby tree and looked back to say goodbye. Its so rewarding to see these babies return to the wild!

 

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Well done 😊 and such cool little birds

Beautiful 😊

my heart!!! dear wee soul <3

good work πŸ™‚

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3 weeks ago

The Animal Sanctuary

FEEDING BRANCHES
Goats are browsers, not grazers. They actually don't like to graze grass from the ground. The bacteria Listeria is found in soil and plant litter, and causes the deadly brain-stem disease in goats called Listeriosis. Clever goats know this instinctively, so they prefer to browse branches. That's why we cut branches regularly as part of the diet for our goats. We jam the branches into empty electrical spools, or downpipes cemented vertically into the ground. It's a great thing to do for your goats. Even Barushka the sheep enjoys the branches!
(PS - This is just one of the many reasons that I feel so sad seeing goats tethered in a field or verge to "mow the grass".)
(PPS - google to see what's poisonous. Common garden branches that are deadly are rhododendrons, azaleas, camellia, oleander and daphne. Most natives are safe, but there are a few that aren't, so definitely check it out. Willow is really really popular with goats!)
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FEEDING BRANCHES
Goats are browsers, not grazers.  They actually dont like to graze grass from the ground.  The bacteria Listeria is found in soil and plant litter, and causes the deadly brain-stem disease in goats called Listeriosis. Clever goats know this instinctively, so they prefer to browse branches.  Thats why we cut branches regularly as part of the diet for our goats.  We jam the branches into empty electrical spools, or downpipes cemented vertically into the ground.  Its a great thing to do for your goats.  Even Barushka the sheep enjoys the branches!  
(PS - This is just one of the many reasons that I feel so sad seeing goats tethered in a field or verge to mow the grass.)
(PPS - google to see whats poisonous.  Common garden branches that are deadly are rhododendrons, azaleas, camellia, oleander and daphne.  Most natives are safe, but there are a few that arent, so definitely check it out. Willow is really really popular with goats!)Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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I agree they love it but please follow the advice to be very, very careful that you know what you are giving them and importantly to warn your neighbours about feeding them garden prunings also. My three beautiful healthy goats were all poisoned after our neighbours did just that...threw their green waste over the fence into our paddock...no malice intended just didnt know and thought the goats would enjoy the branches....unfortunately it was japonica and I was woken in the middle of the night by the poor things screaming out in agony...it was horrific...vet called and one euthanised and the other two given charcoal....it wasnt until the light of day that i found the leftover branches by the fence....the other two goats were given fluid therapy, and pain relief and nursed night and day...not eating, off their feet, constantly salivating... thought we were out of the woods with both starting to take food again but my lovely boer boy died suddenly, vet suspected heart failure from the ordeal...only managed to save my big strong saanen cross...sharing in an effort to save anyone one else going through this as it was just heartbreaking πŸ’”

Breaks my heart when a see tethered goats along fence lines. Should be illegal 😑

Jasmine Hubber, Leanne George - did you know? ☺️

Louisa Rangi did u know this aunty?

Pete Clark

You do have to be careful what branches you feed goats though as it’s surprising how big the list of poisonous plants is. My goats love willow

Rebekah Exler did you know?😊

I never knew this!!!!!

Oooh yes, I remember cutting twiggs and branches every day for our four-legged friends, only to be half run over by them as soon as they see you coming with their green treatsπŸŒΏπŸ˜‚πŸ’“

Megan Denize

Willow Courtenay did you know this 😍😁

Hmmmm I did not know this! Thanks!

Thanks for the information. I never knew that about goats ❀️

Mojo Mathers pretty certain you know all this but just in case

Educating people is the key!

Fruit tree prunings are very toxic and can be deadly once they wilt and start to die as the toxins come out

Jennifer Donaldson I never knew this about goats

Maree Johnson

seeing tethered goats on grass should makes us angry too, at the politicians and authorities who have failed to ban this cruel practice.

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LOVELY FLOCK
I love receiving updates and photos from people who have adopted our rescued battery hens. Look at these girls, content with their new man! I wish that more country homes would adopt a rooster (and then diligently pick up all eggs so that more baby roosters don't hatch.) It's literally almost impossible to find a safe home for a rescued rooster. Yet they guard the hens well, ensure the girls eat first (such gentlemen!), protect from hawks, etc. Thanks Denise, for giving them all such a great life.
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LOVELY FLOCK
I love receiving updates and photos from people who have adopted our rescued battery hens.  Look at these girls, content with their new man!  I wish that more country homes would adopt a rooster (and then diligently pick up all eggs so that more baby roosters dont hatch.) Its literally almost impossible to find a safe home for a rescued rooster. Yet they guard the hens well, ensure the girls eat first (such gentlemen!), protect from hawks, etc.  Thanks Denise, for giving them all such a great life.

 

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He is such a beautiful boy too πŸ™‚ Every flock needs a rooster! They find the best treats.

One of my dreams is to have a big chunk of land, and set up a rooster colony on the corner farthest from where I live, and closest to the neighbours I dislike the most, and hand it over to a charity to manage - I provide the infrastructure, they handle the care (because a large colony means losing a few every year and I'd die of heartbreak if I was the one caring for all of them). The boys can chill, I'll collect dropped feathers for art and costuming and occasionally build them something cool, and that'll be that.

I cant believe how relaxed they are! it made me laugh but it is so beautiful to see.

Roosters are so awesome

I have Mr Roo u found for me. He is a very happy chap, looks after his girls, and keeps on eye on them as they FR together.

I really don't know, can roosters be fixed? P.Lee

That is just so lovely.πŸ’–

Me too I love to see them blossomed and happy in their new homes. They are so fragile when they arrive.

Roosters are beautiful and incredible boys, love ours so much 😍

Ruby Beresford looks like Pepe

I have ten beautiful roosters i am trying to find homes for most are silkies but no one wants them.

I feel sorry for the Roosters. It's a sad reality that their one domestic demise cannot be changed/rectified. I'd happily have a Rooster but I'm not rural enough!

fam

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GOOD FRIDAY TEAM
Only half the team was able to come on Friday, but Scott and Ann did enough work for 4! They cleaned out the penguin pool and area, repaired feeders, cleared electric fenceline, etc etc. They totally deserved Fran's chocolate cashew cheesecake during their break.(Maureen & Dan, you missed it! Sorry Sue, the cheesecake arrived AFTER you left on Thursday. πŸ˜€ ) I'm so grateful for the wonderful people who help us.
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GOOD FRIDAY TEAM    
Only half the team was able to come on Friday, but Scott and Ann did enough work for 4!  They cleaned out the penguin pool and area, repaired feeders, cleared electric fenceline, etc etc.  They totally deserved Frans chocolate cashew cheesecake during their break.(Maureen & Dan, you missed it!  Sorry Sue, the cheesecake arrived AFTER you left on Thursday.  πŸ˜€  )  Im so grateful for the wonderful people who help us.

 

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Bugger

Nice one

Good on ya guys 😊

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1 month ago

The Animal Sanctuary

PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE
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...

SAFE
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!

Lewis sort your uni out mate

This some fucking bullshit

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.

Absolutely disgusting practice 🀬

Annie..sign it!

For goodness sake. Signed

Horrible πŸ˜–

so cruel. signed

The evil of human beings.

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

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

Disgusting. Just stop it.

It's horrible and cruel!😭 Signed!

Signed...

Unfortunately mice, rats, rabbits, dogs,cats, horses even are used everyday to test pharmaceuticals , makeup, common household products etc on: and the best way to combat this is to Just stop supporting this Companies, organisations and even charities all together. The world is one sick place it really makes me sad!

Why what are they testing for just awful

appalling - signed and shared πŸ™

Signed!!

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