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ALL IN THE FAMILY
For those of you who don't believe that a pig can be a beloved family member, have a look at this video of our friends and their sweet pig, out for a Sunday drive... (can you hear his squeal of delight when they all put their heads together right at the end?) LOVE this video!! If you're keen to adopt one of our orphaned piglets, contact animalsanctuary@xtra.co.nz 🙂
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Joshua Montreal😭can’t wait to get a pet pig 💕

Elian Riddell Bridget Tapper

Piggies are one of the most beautiful animals. Ours love to play and seek affection. The call us if we have been out and speak back to us....they have call signs. They play tricks with our dogs and pretend they are asleep then chase our goats.....truly enjoyable members of our family❤

Lisa Veronica

Finn Welsford-Ackroyd

❤️Patrick Stevens ❤️🙏🏻

Your making me want a piggie 😍😍

My pigs absolutely hate it but the sheep think it's awesome! They always jump in the van and even try getting in back seat of the jeep 😂😂

For Steve Penny

Rebecca Carmichael This would so be you <3

Is he a Captain Cook? Yes it is a cute squeak at the end.

Ih what a cutie !

Have you read the book ‘the good good pig’? True story. Wonderful.

Adorable 🥰

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DESEXING DONE!
Each of the sweet piglets has now been spayed or neutered. Goran from Dairy Flat Vets performed a marathon 5.5 hours of back-to-back surgery. Whew!! We are soooo grateful to him and the team of nurses who helped. Neutering a male pig is pretty standard, but for 16 years we searched for a vet with experience in spaying females. We were told "In NZ, you either breed 'em or eat 'em, so we've never tried spaying". Finally we discovered Goran, who worked with pigs overseas and had plenty of knowledge and experience. We are also extremely grateful to the SPCA for their desexing grant, which made this possible. Now adopters don't have to worry about "accidental breeding"! Thanks to everyone involved.
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DESEXING DONE!
Each of the sweet piglets has now been spayed or neutered.  Goran from Dairy Flat Vets performed a marathon 5.5 hours of back-to-back surgery.  Whew!!  We are soooo grateful to him and the team of nurses who helped.  Neutering a male pig is pretty standard, but for 16 years we searched for a vet with experience in spaying females.  We were told In NZ, you either breed em or eat em, so weve never tried spaying.  Finally we discovered Goran, who worked with pigs overseas and had plenty of knowledge and experience.  We are also extremely grateful to the SPCA for their desexing grant, which made this possible.  Now adopters dont have to worry about accidental breeding!  Thanks to everyone involved.

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Goran Medic you are doing so much good in the world 😊😍

I would love to see pictures of what loving homes they go to, and i really hope they do end up going in pairs <3 <3

This is awesome, wish I had fencing for a pig, they are the most brightest creatures, well done to the vet 🙂

Proud of you! Best regards!

Awesome work! So nice to see a vet who trully care about animal's wellbeing.

Senka Piri. Kerry McLaughlan

Goran is amazing sad loss for us in the Waikato though

Goran the Legend!

💖🎊🎉👍

I had my boy neutered but not girl. They free range on my property and I definitely worry about a wild pig making a night visit! I lock them up at night to prevent this.

Amazing !!!!

Lydia T Ing desexing porcines makes you sought after

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ADORABLE PIGLETS FOR ADOPTION
We have friendly, sweet, snuggly piglets at The Animal Sanctuary in Matakana, who will be looking for loving homes in a week or so. It's been our great joy to raise this orphaned litter. We're looking for safe homes where they'll be beloved pets. They are all being spayed and neutered, so definitely not for breeding. We prefer to adopt in pairs, as piglets are very social and need company. The piglets don't nip or bite, and love nothing more than a tummy rub, a scratch under the chin, or to cuddle on your lap. Must have a house where they can stay warm at night and dry in bad weather. They've had their vaccinations and nose clips. If you're interested, please contact us on animalsanctuary@xtra.co.nz. And please share, so we can find the best homes possible. Thank you!!!
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ADORABLE PIGLETS FOR ADOPTION
We have friendly, sweet, snuggly piglets at The Animal Sanctuary in Matakana, who will be looking for loving homes in a week or so. Its been our great joy to raise this orphaned litter. Were looking for safe homes where theyll be beloved pets. They are all being spayed and neutered, so definitely not for breeding. We prefer to adopt in pairs, as piglets are very social and need company. The piglets dont nip or bite, and love nothing more than a tummy rub, a scratch under the chin, or to cuddle on your lap. Must have a house where they can stay warm at night and dry in bad weather. Theyve had their vaccinations and nose clips. If youre interested, please contact us on animalsanctuary@xtra.co.nz. And please share, so we can find the best homes possible. Thank you!!!

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Yes please 🐷

Molly Grace Hickey ur flat feels empty w out the cat so I think this would b beneficial

Felicity Heath get a piggy?

Nick Jones... Please 🐷🙏

Jaedn Herbison how cute

Rob Bayer a friend for paris?

What are nose clips?

Talitha Tanuvasa Scarlett Walsh I mean if we WERE going to get a flat pet 😏

What breed are they? And how big will they get please?

Elana Haldane your parents!!

Sarah Rochelle????

Melissa friend for peebles 💕

I want one! Omg I need some land

Kirsty Brewis

Hi - we are in Pokeno with 4 big paddocks / how much is the adoption fee per piglet pls?

I'm interested in two piglets? Am 2 acre lifestyle block in Drury. I have an organic seedling nursery and work from home. What breed are they and how big will they become please?

Michael Elsley if only we had a property to adopt some of these guys ❤️

So cute, I don’t think I could fit them all in the chicken coop !

Kate Fosbeary mum look!!!!

Ohhhhhh😍

Oh my gosh ❤❤❤

R they pot bellies

My goodness they are so blessed to be rescued by you Shawn , phew !!

What did miss Lucky think of these little ones! They’re very sweet!

Awwww they’re gorgeous

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MERCY DASH, KAIWAKA TO MATAKANA?
I've just had a call from Native Bird Rescue that there is a kingfisher in Kaiwaka that's been had by a cat, and needs to get to us tonight for immediate antibiotic treatment. Most birds die of infection within 3 days if not treated quickly after a cat bite or scratch. If anyone is coming south through Kaiwaka and willing to detour to The Animal Sanctuary, please text Dominique (cuz poor phone reception) on 0274640371. Thanks.
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MERCY DASH, KAIWAKA TO MATAKANA?
Ive just had a call from Native Bird Rescue that there is a kingfisher in Kaiwaka thats been had by a cat, and needs to get to us tonight for immediate antibiotic treatment. Most birds die of infection within 3 days if not treated quickly after a cat bite or scratch. If anyone is coming south through Kaiwaka and willing to detour to The Animal Sanctuary, please text Dominique (cuz poor phone reception) on 0274640371. Thanks.

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Thank you Dominique and Shaun for trying your best for the Kotare💙💚🙏

Sadly birdie just passed away

Now shoot the cat

I looked after one very briefly years ago before taking it it to Bird Rescue

Where exactly is the bird please?

Shared hope you find someone that can collect him/her

Had by a bird? Did you mean cat? Have shared to our local noticeboard incase someone is heading through for the holidays xx

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KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
Have a look at the handmade treasures that have been donated to our animal sanctuary. One woman made lots and lots of nests of all sizes, in preparation for all the baby birds we'll get coming in soon. Another made jumpers for the rescued hens until their feathers grow back, so they won't suffer in the cold. Thank you both very much!
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KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
Have a look at the handmade treasures that have been donated to our animal sanctuary. One woman made lots and lots of nests of all sizes, in preparation for all the baby birds well get coming in soon.  Another made jumpers for the rescued hens until their feathers grow back, so they wont suffer in the cold.   Thank you both very much!

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Wendy 👍

Awww 💕

Good on you Ursula!!!

Awesome effort! My step mum is one of them...very proud of you!

Awww fabulous. There are some wonderful people out there

Oh gosh, restores my faith in human beings. What a beautiful thing to do.

Omg that's just so cute and wonderful

They are beautiful

Hi Shawn I have wool if you need any for the nests and hen vests the least I can do with all the help you have given us for our girl cows Sarah and Freda xxx

Oooh, I love this 💖

Wonderful 💕

Debra Harris here's a knitting outlet for your nimble fingers !!be a challenge from knitting for human prems!

These are such a lovely idea

Brilliant ideas and service. <3

Such lovely work and such kindness 💕

This is so smart!

So special 🥰

Love love love this xxx

Kindness comes in many colours 💚💜💛💙❤

That's so loving what a beautiful thing to do hart of gold

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STYLISH HENHOUSE FOR SPECIAL HENS
We have a number of hens that need a “ground floor” henhouse. They had injuries when rescued (eg broken legs, amputated wing, only one eye, etc.) Even though they’re fine now, a steep ramp isn’t for them. But most people have traditional coops with ladders to the second floor, so a number of our healed special needs girls have been unable to find a home.
UNTIL NOW! A wonderful woman named Melanie from BioScapes NZ Ltd contacted us. She offered to build a henhouse from offcut materials from her building business. Have a look at the incredibly swish henhouse she created for us! It’s easy for a hen with slight special needs to access. We already had a perfect home lined up, and just needed a groundfloor coop. So it’s a match made in heaven. 3 special hens will now be going to live with Sinead & Tim, all thanks to Melanie. Aw, another happy ending!!
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STYLISH HENHOUSE FOR SPECIAL HENS
We have a number of hens that need a “ground floor” henhouse.  They had injuries when rescued (eg broken legs, amputated wing, only one eye, etc.) Even though they’re fine now, a steep ramp isn’t for them.  But most people have traditional coops with ladders to the second floor, so a number of our healed special needs girls have been unable to find a home.
UNTIL NOW!  A wonderful woman named Melanie from BioScapes NZ Ltd contacted us.  She offered to build a henhouse from offcut materials from her building business.  Have a look at the incredibly swish henhouse she created for us!  It’s easy for a hen with slight special needs to access.  We already had a perfect home lined up, and just needed a groundfloor coop.  So it’s a match made in heaven.  3 special hens will now be going to live with Sinead & Tim, all thanks to Melanie.  Aw, another happy ending!!

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This is wonderful news!

Yay so glad it's come in useful 😊 was lovely to meet you and hopefully have another henhouse ready in a few weeks 😁👍

How awesome! Thank you Melanie & BioScapes NZ❤️

What a truly wonderful act of kindness. ❤️❤️❤️

All for the love of animals -wonderful

That is gorgeous!! We have a lively rescue with Kinky Back who has trouble getting around. This type of coop would be perfect for her and her wee bantam companion. Love it!

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All the sheep that were for adoption now have great forever homes. THANK YOU!!! ...

All the sheep that were for adoption now have great forever homes.  THANK YOU!!!Image attachmentImage attachment

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A huge Thankyou to Shawn and The Animal Sanctury for advertising my beautiful sheep. All the sheep have been adopted into very loving homes. They went in groups of 2-4, families staying together where possible. Thank you to the adoptees and everyone who was willing to give them a forever home. ❤️🐑🏡

Lol at born by accident

rams with one testicle will still get the ewes pregnant, just fyi

Deb Webster

Daniel Batey i want to have a farm for this reason...😥 Im so sad i cant help them at the moment...

Suzy Estick 🙈🤷‍♀️😝😊

Jarreth Anderson can we 😁

Hi, I can take 4 ewes, I will put them to my ram but they will have forever homes. The boys with one testie will need to be pts, very painful for them as they get older, unless you get vet to correct this. I have a trailer so can pick up.

Molly do you want some sheep?

Why not for slaughter?

Crystal Dun, need more 4 leggeds?

Want a sheep as a pet instead? Bhargav Dave

Could one be rehomed by self. I have one ram by himself .

I would love 2 ewes to add to our other 2 pets to graze our orchard.

Can I just ask as to why someone in their area maybe could have them graze on their land until the grass grows back or maybe the original ones could stay together where they are is not an option?

Miriam Begley. Any room

What breed are they which ones after left I could take some ewes to go with already forever home ewes

Sorry just recently bought two ewe lambs.

Hi there my family happy to home some thankyou

Margo? For TT

Have they all found homes?

Brendan Walsh more lawnmowers 😂

How friendly? Will they follow a bucket of sheep nuts?

If you didn’t mind splitting I’d be happy to take a couple

Hope they all get loving forever homes soon. Best wishes P.Lee

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HEN RESCUE UPDATES:
A. The 5 lovely hens that were abandoned by a tenant, then going to be adopted, had their home fall through due to a family tragedy. But they had another home offered, and moved this week. Thanks to Deborah for fostering, and to wonderful Mary for adopting.

B. The 2 hens that needed a new home because their human had a bone marrow transplant and was in isolation, have now been adopted. Thanks to Jim and Kathy for giving them a loving home. Everyone is so relieved that they will be safe and well cared for.

C. From the huge rescue of 29 roosters and 24 hens, we have just 9 beautiful hens of mixed breed and colours and 2 stunning roosters waiting for a loving home. As always, slaughter-free homes only. Contact me if you’re interested. Thanks to HUHA for taking many of the roosters, to The Roost for fostering and transporting, and to all the fabulous people who have offered homes to hens and roosters so far. I’m blown away by your kindness.
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HEN RESCUE UPDATES:
A. The 5 lovely hens that were abandoned by a tenant, then going to be adopted, had their home fall through due to a family tragedy.  But they had another home offered, and moved this week.  Thanks to Deborah for fostering, and to wonderful Mary for adopting.

B. The 2 hens that needed a new home because their human had a bone marrow transplant and was in isolation, have now been adopted.  Thanks to Jim and Kathy for giving them a loving home.  Everyone is so relieved that they will be safe and well cared for.

C. From the huge rescue of 29 roosters and 24 hens, we have just 9 beautiful hens of mixed breed and colours and 2 stunning roosters waiting for a loving home.  As always, slaughter-free homes only.  Contact me if you’re interested.  Thanks to HUHA for taking many of the roosters, to The Roost for fostering and transporting, and to all the fabulous people who have offered homes to hens and roosters so far.  I’m blown away by your kindness.

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They are beautiful

Beautiful animals x x

Do you still have the rooster. Is he friendly. Have grandchildren who love to feed the chooks

Thank you. P.Lee

Hi would love to have some hens. Already emailed you last weekend and have been awaiting your call. Janey

I'm happy to take them but in manawatu

Oh I would but in taupo and no opportunity to come pick them up

You still need a home for those sweet girls?

Are these the hens I'm happy to home them

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UPDATE: These hens have a safe home now. Thanks to Jim and Kathy for adopting them. Siva is in Isolation, and is very relieved that his hens will be cared for. Another Happy Ending!!!
HUMAN BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT LEAVES 2 HENS HOMELESS...
Well, that's a headline I never thought I'd write! But I had a call from a gentleman who has recently undergone a bone marrow transplant. Due to his need to avoid infection a all costs, he can't handle his hens, and must find them a new home. They are pets and can go to a safe, slaughter free home ONLY. A small coop can go with them if needed.
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UPDATE:  These hens have a safe home now.  Thanks to Jim and Kathy for adopting them.  Siva is in Isolation, and is very relieved that his hens will be cared for.  Another Happy Ending!!!
HUMAN BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT LEAVES 2 HENS HOMELESS...
Well, thats a headline I never thought Id write!  But I had a call from a gentleman who has recently undergone a bone marrow transplant.  Due to his need to avoid infection a all costs, he cant handle his hens, and must find them a new home.  They are pets and can go to a safe, slaughter free home ONLY.  A small coop can go with them if needed.

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Briar Marie

Kate Maree new chickies!

I'll be in Howick Saturday, if they haven't found a home by then I can collect them and they can come here to either join our girls forver or be fostered until a home is found ❤

we could have them and return them when he is better <3

Feel sorry for the gentleman and his chooks. Hope they go to a lovely home🥀🥀

Damn - I was in Auckland on Sat and could have collected. They could live out their lives with my free loaders over looking the Whangarei harbour

Can collect from Howick on Wednesday / Thursday to live free range on a farm in Swanson.

We can home them on Waiheke...

Shawn, if they still need a new home I can take them at Duders Beach, Clevedon.

Carla-Deane Trautvetter you can take them? You're in howick.

Mary could hang with dorris

I would love to have these 2 hens as I have one left. I live in Whangarei and can collect asap.

I was 2 weeks ago but I was too sick to take care of 6 battery hens. I had to cancel them. I am away from home for 3 weeks so I wont be able to. I have to teach them to sit on a nest, roost, drink from the water and eat free range. Its a lot of work so I really need to be home with them. I would love to adopt 6 hens.

Megan Ellis does your mum want to adopt some more? 😊

Yvonne Donaldson mum you should rescue some hens

We ate in the Waikato and could take them if they dont have a home yet

There is the North Canterbury Chicken Rescue they could be sent to or me I live in Christchurch. Only if he could pay to send them here

We would love to have them .free range huge backyard to join 2 other senior chooks

I need some more chickens to go with the 2 I have...have a big area for them as well.

Megan Ellis does your mum want to adopt some more? 😊

Chanel Spearey Ineson Are you keen for two more hens 🙂 ??

Just 2 Sandy Bosnich

I’ll share on the East Auckland Grapevine.

Lana you need to contact these people for their next intake of rescue hens xx

I wish I could bring them back with me in Tahiti...

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UPDATE: ROCKY HAS A HOME!

Rocky was a premature twin, born in a ditch and rejected by his mother. The human ‘owner’ couldn’t be bothered, and said “leave him to die”. A caring neighbour saved him. He was so small and weak that he couldn’t suck, and was tube fed. Shana says, “Luckily my dog adored Rocky and licked his face constantly. This got Rocky’s sucking started, and we were away!” Rocky is blind in one eye. He’s now 8 months old, still small, a total pet, is super friendly and very quiet. He respects fences and electric tape. Shana has horses and not enough grazing, so must find Rocky a great new home urgently.
UPDATE: Rocky now has a home.
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UPDATE:  ROCKY HAS A HOME!

Rocky was a premature twin, born in a ditch and rejected by his mother.  The human ‘owner’ couldn’t be bothered, and said “leave him to die”.  A caring neighbour saved him.  He was so small and weak that he couldn’t suck, and was tube fed.  Shana says, “Luckily my dog adored Rocky and licked his face constantly. This got Rocky’s sucking started, and we were away!”  Rocky is blind in one eye.  He’s now 8 months old, still small, a total pet, is super friendly and very quiet. He respects fences and electric tape.  Shana has horses and not enough grazing, so must find Rocky a great new home urgently.  
UPDATE:  Rocky now has a home.

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hi. has Rocky found a home???? We have just bought a big rurl property. we have 3 dogs who love farm animals & have 2 sheepeeeees for life & 2 goats for life..we are a no kill farm.every baby that entrs our property is here for life. we are in te kauwhata & would love to give rocky his forever home

Hi, if Rocky is still looking for a home hes welcome to join us in Hawkes Bay, we have a special cow sanctuary which is looking a bit lonely at the moment with only one special cow "Barbra", she would love the company and she's also blind in one eye so they would make a great team and be able to help each other around the paddock without getting lost. Sophie Ansell will be happy to transport him down here.

Very keen...have 2 acres in Turua & were looking for a pet lawn mower!!

Hi there. I read above he had found a great home. I live in Hastings and would be very interested in any others you are wanting to rehome. We have 20 acres hill and flat. Definently a no kill farm. We have recently bought this so no animals yet but would be keen to re-home any here for their lifetime.

Marie-Helene Loualiche a new mate for Harry!!?!?

Let me know if he still needs a home. I have a young female that needs a paddock buddy, so I can move her up to our new property. He would fit in perfect with the donkeys and Llamas.

Julia Nevill

Can’t give you a home Rocky but have to tell you how beautiful you are! Rock on little man🐂

Would absolutely love him to go with our 4 new babies. Would love him as a bull however I’m worried about temperament later on. Do You have other farm animals needing forever homes.

We have just lost our cat called Rocky 😩 I would love to take him IF we had a field. Hope he finds a forever home very soon. He’s adorable xxx

Cute is he still a bull or steer ?

Let us know if he dosnt find a home 💞

Helen Tuckerman?

I would take him but in manawatu

I'm interested..

Be neat friend for my fluffy fella

Does he have a home now?

Hope he finds a nice home

Hope a home is found for him soon💞

I'd love a cow but I only have room for one - small one! If he is ok on his own, he's welcome here. But usually they need friends so I've not got one. There are two horses, one minature pony and two alpacas in the fields next to mine - so not alone, just no bovines.

If anyone in West Auckland takes Rocky. Pls let me know. I would live some cuddles

@till the cows come home - farm sanctuary

Tracey Shaw wow what about that farm tht didnt want us to help those calves and acted like being friendly to male calves is dangerous when they're bulls but then there is this one and hes fine and will get a no kill home

Ah if i was on my own property i would 😢😍

Share to 'Till the cows come home' fb page..probably lots more contacts there.❤️

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